We lost one of the most creative and beautiful artists of our time when Marvin Lee Aday, known to the world as Meat Loaf, passed away at his home on January 20, 2022.
Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell Triology, Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose have sold over 65 million albums worldwide. One of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, 1978’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light, was the first song I remember from him, and the music video was a staple on MTV during the early ’80s. At the time, the music video was the longest music video available at the time. Meat Loaf re-released Paradise by the Dashboard Light with Ellen Foley in 1988 and again in 1993. That shows you just how powerful and popular this song was with Meat Loaf’s fans.
One other song and music video that we remember so fondly from Meat Loaf was 1993’s I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That). This was Meat Loaf’s biggest hit of his career. It topped almost every music chart in the world including the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Lastly, who can forget Meat Loaf as Eddie in 1975’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Eddie burst through the wall on his motorcyle and launched into Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul.
In Meat Loaf’s honor, enjoy this look back at his iconic music videos for both Paradise by the Dashboard Light and I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) as well as his iconic performance of Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul in the Rocky Horror Picture Show!
RIP Meat Loaf… You will be deeply missed by so many fans around the world, but your music will live on forever.