There is certainly a lot of "meat" in Meatloaf songs. Marvin Lee Aday, better known as "Meatloaf", has songs that are just downright true and real in rather striking ways. A few of the best Meatloaf songs are listed below.
- "Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)". The narrator of this song is speaking to a good girl who lived a sheltered life. Now she's experiencing a more naughty existence. This cover song from Meatloaf's 1989 "Original Sin" album was originally written by Jim Steinman.
- "Rock 'n' roll Mercenaries". This 1986 meatloaf song from the "Blind Before I Stop" album is a critique of excessive commercialism in rock and roll music. Musicians get greedy with money, power and fame and write songs to get more of these three things. The innocent victims are the people spending money on records and concert tickets. The song states that "it's just for the gold and it's never enough."
- "Bat Out of Hell". Believe it or not, this Meatloaf song is actually another Jim Steinman song that Meatloaf released in 1977 in the "Bat Out of Hell" album. It's a love song sung to a woman who is the purest thing around in a place full of violence and other disgusting things. The song narrator wants to make love with this woman nightly and slip out in the morning "like a bat out of hell."
- "Man of Steel". Here's a later Meatloaf song released in 2003 with the "Couldn't Have Said It Better" album. The song narrator is speaking to a woman who leaves him and lets him know she's gone for good. He wishes that he could break her heart instead. He laments that he's falling apart. The man wonders why this is because he "used to be a man of steel".
- "Los Angeloser". The "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" album of 2010 featured this song about a poor meat and potatoes guy dating a rich woman. The "Los Angeloser" is sure good at satisfying her in bed, and she'll keep him as long as that continues. He also promises all the love that he has. It's certainly one of the more charming Meatloaf songs.
Posted on: Mar. 30, 2011