Meat Loaf - Paradise- by -the- Dashboard -Light

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf – Paradise by the Dashboard Light
Album: Bat out of Hell
Released: 1977
Recorded: 1976
Writer: Jim Steinman
Producer: Todd Rundgren


Meat Loaf – Paradise by the Dashboard Light

Although Ellen Foley is recorded on the album, another woman, Karla DeVito, was used for the music video and for live performances. This would also happen for Meat Loaf’s 1993 hit “I’d Do Anything for Love (but I Won’t Do That)“, where Dana Patrick mimed to Lorraine Crosby‘s vocals.

In the original video as released to TV and in 35mm prints, the male/female “Hot Summer Night” prologue from “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” was spoken live by Jim Steinman and Karla DeVito before the song performance.