Billboard #1 Hits: #782: ‘I’d Do Anything For Love [But I Won’t Do That’]- Meatloaf. November 6, 1993. #1 for 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘I’d Do Anything For Love [But I Won’t Do That’]- Meatloaf
- Record Company- MCA
- Genre: Pop Rock
- Written by Jim Steinman
- Time: 5:13
- B-side: ‘ Back Into Hell’
- Album- Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell’
- Grade: B-
- Peaked at #1 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium. Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland.
Meatloaf- was born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas in 1947. He had 3 breakthrough hits from his Bat Out Of Hell album in 1978- and then went 15 years between hits. ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’ was his biggest hit- his only #1. Overall he’s had 10 Hot 100 hits with 6 making the Top 40.
Steinman’s full blown opus done by Marvin in full operatic bombast mode. But it sold a bucketload. And people still love it, which still remains a mystery to me.
I am in total agreement with you.
I’ve never cared for Meat Loaf’s music, nor have I understood its massive appeal.