Coverafbeelding Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer For Love
  • Statistieken
  •   3 weken
  •   32 piekpositie
  •   16 punten
  •   1981

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   27-09-1947
Land   Verenigde Staten

Marvin Lee Aday alias Meat Loaf was een Amerikaanse rockzanger en acteur. Over de totstandkoming van zijn artiestennaam zijn verschillende versies. Er is de versie waarin hij aangeeft dat het een idee van zijn vader was en een andere versie is te lezen in de biografie (To Hell And Back) dat hij deze naam dankt aan zijn honkbaltrainer. Hij veranderde in 1984 zijn voornaam Marvin in Michael.

In 1975 was hij te zien in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in de rol van Eddie.

Twee jaar later bracht hij het album Bat Out Of Hell uit. Hij werkte vanaf 1972 samen met componist en tekstschrijver Jim Steinman aan dit album. Op dit album staat zijn grootste hit Paradise By The Dashboard Light. Het album ging meer dan 43 miljoen keer over de toonbank. Hierdoor is het een van de best verkopende albums ooit.

Hij was in 1992 te zien als Hoover in film Leap Of Faith. Hij speelde daarin de muzikaal leider van een rondtrekkende kerk. Leuk detail: wanneer hij de autoradio aanzet, komt Paradise By The Dashboard Light uit de luidsprekers. In 1997 was hij te zien als buschauffeur Dennis in de film Spice World.

In 1993 scoort hij wereldhit met nummer I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) van het album Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell. Hij sleepte er in 1994 de Grammy Award voor Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo mee in de wacht.

Zijn volgende rol op het witte doek was die van Robert Paulson in Fight Club uit 1999. In 2006 bracht hij het derde deel uit van Bat Out of Hell, getiteld The Monster Is Loose.

In april 2013 stopte Meat Loaf met toeren, omdat hij zich meer wilde focussen op zijn acteercarrière. Zijn dertiende en zijn laatste album genaamd Braver Than We Are verscheen in 2016.

Hij overleed op 20 januari 2022.



Songtekst

Every night I grab some money and I go down to the bar
I got my buddies and a beer I got a dream - I need a car
You got me begging on my knees c'mon and throw the dog a bone
A man he doesn't live by rock 'n roll and brew alone

Baby baby
Rock 'n roll and brew
Rock 'n roll and brew
They don't mean a thing when I compare 'em next to you
Rock 'n roll and brew
Rock 'n roll and brew
I know that you and I oh we got better things to do

I don't know who you are or what you do
Or where you go when you're not around
I don't know anything about you baby
But you're everything I'm dreaming of
I don't know who you are
But you're a real dead ringer for love
You're a real dead ringer for love

(Girl:) Ever since I can remember you been hanging around this joint
You been trying to look away but now you finally got the point
I don't have to know your name and I won't tell you what to do
But a girl - she doesn't live by only rock 'n roll and brew
Baby baby, baby baby

(Both:) Rock n' roll and brew
Rock 'n roll and brew
(Boy:) They don't mean a thing when I compare 'em next to you
(Both:) Rock n' roll and brew
Rock 'n roll and brew

(Boy:) I know that you and I oh we got better things to do
I don't know who you are or what you do
Or where you go when you're not around
(Girl:) I don't know anything about you baby
But you're everything I'm dreaming of
I don't know who you are
(Boy:) But you're a real dead ringer for love
a real dead ringer for love

(Boy:) Oh! You got the kind of legs that do more than walk
(Girl:) I don't have to listen to your whimpering talk
(Boy:) Listen you got the kind of eyes that do more than see
(Girl:) You got a lotta nerve to come on to me
(Boy:) You got the kind of lips that do more than drink
(Girl:) You got the kind of mind that does less than think
But since I'm feeling kinda lonely n' my defenses are low
Why don't you give it a shot and get it ready to go
I'm looking for anonymous and fleeting satisfaction
I want to tell my daddy I'll be missing in action

(Girl:) Ever since I can remember I've been hanging 'round this joint
My daddy never noticed now he'll finally get the point
(Boy:) You got me beggin' on my knees -
C'mon and throw the dog a bone
A man he doesn't live by rock 'n roll and brew alone

(Both:) Baby baby, baby baby
Rock 'n roll and brew
Rock 'n roll and brew
I know that you and I oh we got better things to do
Rock 'n roll and brew
Rock 'n roll and brew
They don't mean a thing when I compare 'em next to you

(Girl:) I don't know who you are
(Boy:) Oh what you do
(Girl:) Or where you go
(Boy:) When you're not around
(Girl:) I don't know anything about you baby
(Boy:) But you're everything I'm dreaming of
(Both:) I don't know who you are
But you're a real dead ringer for love
A real dead ringer for love

Dead ringer for love
Dead ringer for love - dead ringer (x12)

Songinformatie

Zangeres Cher verleende haar muzikale medewerking op dit nummer van Meat Loaf maar stond niet op de hoes vermeld.
ArtiestMeat Loaf
 A-kant
Titel Dead Ringer For Love
Lengte 04'21
Componist(en) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Jim Steinman, Jimmy Iovine & Stephan Galfas & Steve Popovich & Sam Lederman & Stan Snyder & Meat Loaf
 B-kant
Titel More Than You Deserve
Lengte 07'02
Componist(en) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Jim Steinman, Jimmy Iovine
 
Platenlabel Epic
Catalogusnr EPCA 1697
Hoogste positie UK 5
Hoogste positie US -
Album Dead Ringer


Positieverloop