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Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947), better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
trilogy of albums (consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
III: The Monster Is Loose) has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.[1] Almost 40 years after its release, Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums in history.[2][3] After the commercial success of Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and earning a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love", Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the United Kingdom, where he received the 1994 Brit Award
Brit Award
for best-selling album and single, appeared in the 1997 film Spice World, and ranks 23rd for the number of weeks spent on the UK charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".[2] He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records.[4] He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows,[5] sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(1975), Robert "Bob" Paulson in Fight Club
Fight Club
(1999), and "The Lizard" in The 51st State (2002). He has also appeared as a guest actor in television shows such as Monk, Glee, South Park, House, and Tales from the Crypt.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Music career

2.1 Stoney & Meat Loaf 2.2 More Than You Deserve 2.3 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 2.4 Bat Out of Hell 2.5 Dead Ringer 2.6 Midnight at the Lost and Found 2.7 Bad Attitude 2.8 Blind Before I Stop 2.9 Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II: Back into Hell 2.10 Welcome to the Neighbourhood 2.11 The Very Best of Meat Loaf 2.12 Couldn't Have Said It Better 2.13 Hair of the Dog and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2.14 Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
III: The Monster Is Loose 2.15 Hang Cool Teddy Bear 2.16 Hell in a Handbasket 2.17 2011 AFL Grand Final
2011 AFL Grand Final
performance 2.18 Braver Than We Are
Braver Than We Are
and other album plans

3 In media 4 Personal life

4.1 Family 4.2 Accidents and other incidents 4.3 Politics

5 Tours 6 Discography 7 Filmography

7.1 Film 7.2 Television

8 See also 9 References 10 Books 11 External links

Early life[edit] Marvin Lee Aday was born in Dallas, Texas,[6] the only child of Wilma Artie (née Hukel), a school teacher and a member of the Vo-di-o-do Girls gospel quartet, and Orvis Wesley Aday, a police officer. His father was an alcoholic who would go on drinking binges for days at a time.[7] Aday and his mother would drive around to all the bars in Dallas, looking for Orvis to take him home. As a result, Aday often stayed with his grandmother, Charlsee Norrod.[7] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
relates a story in his autobiography, To Hell and Back, about how he, a friend, and his friend's father drove out to Love Field on November 22, 1963 to watch John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
land. After watching him leave the airport, they went to Market Hall, which was on Kennedy's parade route. On the way, they heard that Kennedy had been shot, so they headed to Parkland Hospital, where they saw Jackie Kennedy get out of the car and Governor John Connally
John Connally
get pulled out, although they did not see the president taken out. In 1965, Aday graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, having already started his acting career via school productions such as Where's Charley? and The Music Man.[8] After attending college at Lubbock Christian College, he transferred to North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas). After he received his inheritance from his mother's death, he rented an apartment in Dallas and isolated himself for three and a half months. Eventually, a friend found him. A short time later, Aday went to the airport and caught the next flight leaving. The plane took him to Los Angeles.[9] Music career[edit] In Los Angeles, Aday formed his first band, " Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Soul", after a nickname coined by his football coach due to his weight. During the recording of their first song, he hit a note so high that he managed to blow a fuse on the recording monitor.[10] He was immediately offered three recording contracts, which he turned down.[7] Meat Loaf Soul's first gig was in Huntington Beach at the Cave, opening for Van Morrison's band, Them. While performing their cover of the Howlin' Wolf song "Smokestack Lightning", the smoke machine they used made too much smoke and the club had to be cleared out. Later, the band was the opening act at Cal State Northridge for Renaissance, Taj Mahal and Janis Joplin. The band then underwent several changes of lead guitar, changing the name of the band each time. The new names included Popcorn Blizzard and Floating Circus.[11] As Floating Circus, they opened for the Who, the Fugs, the Stooges, MC5, Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
and the Grease Band. Their regional success led them to release a single, "Once Upon a Time", backed with "Hello". Then Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
joined the Los Angeles production of Hair.[11] During an interview with New Zealand radio station ZM, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
stated that the biggest life struggle he had to overcome was not being taken seriously in the music industry. He compared his treatment to that of a "circus clown".[12] Stoney & Meat Loaf[edit] With the publicity generated from Hair, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
was invited to record with Motown. They suggested he do a duet with Shaun "Stoney" Murphy, who had performed with him in Hair, to which he agreed. The Motown
Motown
production team in charge of the album wrote and selected the songs while Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Stoney came in only to lay down their vocals. The album, titled Stoney & Meatloaf
Meatloaf
(sic, Meatloaf
Meatloaf
as one word), was completed in the summer of 1971 and released in September of that year. A single released in advance of the album, "What You See Is What You Get", reached number thirty-six on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart (the same chart is now titled Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs) and seventy-one on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
chart. To support their album, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Stoney toured with Jake Wade and the Soul Searchers, opening up for Richie Havens, the Who, the Stooges, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
and Rare Earth. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
left soon after Motown replaced his and Stoney's vocals from the one song he liked, "Who Is the Leader of the People?" with new vocals by Edwin Starr. The album has been re-released after Meat Loaf's success, with Stoney's vocals removed. Meat Loaf's version of "Who Is the Leader of the People?" was released, but the album failed. More Than You Deserve[edit] After the tour, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
rejoined the cast of Hair, this time on Broadway. After he hired an agent, he auditioned for the Public Theater's production of More Than You Deserve. During the audition Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
met his future collaborator Jim Steinman. He sang a former Stoney and Meatloaf
Meatloaf
favorite of his, "(I'd Love to Be) As Heavy as Jesus", and subsequently got the part of Rabbit, a maniac that blows up his fellow soldiers so they can "go home." Ron Silver
Ron Silver
and Fred Gwynne were also in the show. After it closed, he appeared in As You Like It with Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
and Mary Beth Hurt.[citation needed] He recorded a single of "More Than You Deserve", with a cover of "Presence of the Lord" as the B-side. He was only able to save three copies of it, because the record company did not allow its release.[citation needed] With those three copies he released many CDs featuring the two songs[citation needed]. He recorded it again (1981) in a slightly rougher voice. The original single came out on RSO SO-407 with some promotional copies bearing both songs, while some were double-A side copies with "More Than You Deserve" in mono and stereo on them.[13] The Rocky Horror Picture Show[edit] Main articles: The Rocky Horror Show
The Rocky Horror Show
and The Rocky Horror Picture Show During the winter of 1973, after returning from a short production of Rainbow in New York in Washington, D.C., Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
was cast in The Rocky Horror Show, playing the parts of Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott.[14] The success of the musical led to the filming of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in which Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
played only Eddie, a decision he said made the movie not as good as the musical.[15] About the same time, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Steinman started work on Bat Out of Hell. Meat Loaf convinced Epic Records
Epic Records
to shoot videos for four songs, "Bat Out of Hell", "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth", and "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad". He then convinced Lou Adler, the producer of Rocky Horror, to run the "Paradise" video as a trailer to the movie. Meat Loaf's final show in New York was Gower Champion's Rockabye Hamlet, a Hamlet
Hamlet
musical. It closed two weeks into its initial run. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
later returned occasionally to perform "Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul" for a special Rocky Horror reunion or convention, and rarely at his own live shows (one performance of which was released in the 1996 Live Around the World CD set). During his recording of the soundtrack for Rocky Horror, Meat Loaf recorded two more songs: "Stand by Me" (a Ben E. King
Ben E. King
cover), and "Clap Your Hands". They remained unreleased until 1984, when they appeared as B-sides to the "Nowhere Fast" single. In 1976, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
recorded lead vocals for Ted Nugent's album Free-for-All when regular Nugent lead vocalist Derek St. Holmes temporarily quit the band. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
sang lead on five of the album's nine tracks. As on the "Stoney & Meatloaf" album, he was credited as Meatloaf
Meatloaf
(one word) on the "Free-for-All" liner notes. Bat Out of Hell[edit] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Steinman started Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
in 1972, but did not get serious about it until the end of 1974. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
decided to leave theatre, and concentrate exclusively on music. Then, the National Lampoon Show opened on Broadway, and it needed an understudy for John Belushi, a close friend of Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
since 1972. It was at the Lampoon Show that Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
met Ellen Foley, the co-star who sang "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" with him on the album Bat Out of Hell. After the Lampoon show ended, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Steinman spent time seeking a record deal. Their approaches were rejected by each record company, because their songs did not fit any specific recognized music industry style. Finally, they performed the songs for Todd Rundgren, who decided to produce the album, as well as play lead guitar on it (other members of Rundgren's band Utopia also lent their musical talents).[16] They then shopped the record around, but still had no takers until Cleveland International Records decided to take a chance. In October 1977, Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
was finally released. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Steinman formed the band The Neverland Express to tour in support of Bat Out of Hell. Their first gig was opening for Cheap Trick in Chicago. He gained national exposure as musical guest on Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
on March 25, 1978. Guest host Christopher Lee introduced him by saying, "And now ladies and gentlemen I would like you to meet Loaf. (pauses, looks dumbfounded) I beg your pardon, what? (he listens to the director's aside) Oh! Why...why I'm sorry, yes, of course...ah... Ladies and gentlemen, Meat Loaf!" Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
has sold an estimated 43 million copies globally (15 million of those in the United States),[1] making it one of the highest selling albums of all time. In the United Kingdom, alone, its 2.1 million sales put it in 38th place. Despite peaking at No. 9 and spending only two weeks in the top ten in 1981, it has now clocked up 485 weeks on the UK Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart
(May 2015), a figure bettered only by Rumours by Fleetwood Mac—487 weeks.[17] In Australia, it knocked the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
off the number No. 1 spot and went on to become the biggest-selling Australian album of all time for several years. It is now second on the list. Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
is also one of only two albums that has never exited the Top 200 in the UK charts;[18] this makes it the longest stay in any music chart in the world, although the published chart contains just 75 positions. Dead Ringer[edit] In 1976, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
appeared in the short-lived Broadway production of the rock musical Rockabye Hamlet. Steinman started to work on Bad for Good, the album that was supposed to be the follow-up to 1977's Bat out of Hell, in 1979. During that time, a combination of touring, drugs and exhaustion had caused Meat Loaf to lose his voice. Without a singer, and pressured by the record company, Steinman decided that he should sing on Bad for Good
Bad for Good
himself, and write a new album for Meat Loaf; the result was Dead Ringer, which was later released in 1981, after the release of Steinman's Bad for Good. After playing the role of Travis Redfish in the movie Roadie, Meat Loaf's singing voice returned, and he started to work on his new album in 1980. Steinman had written five new songs which, in addition to the track "More Than You Deserve" (sung by Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
in the stage musical of the same name) and a reworked monologue, formed the album Dead Ringer, which was produced by Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Stephan Galfas, with backing tracks produced by Todd Rundgren, Jimmy Iovine, and Steinman. (In 1976, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
appeared on the track "Keeper Keep Us", from the Intergalactic Touring Band's self-titled album, produced by Galfas.) The song "Dead Ringer for Love" was the pinnacle of the album, and launched Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
to even greater success after it reached No. 5 in the United Kingdom and stayed in the charts for a surprising 19 weeks. Cher
Cher
provided the lead female vocals in the song. A comedy/documentary movie was filmed to accompany the release of "Dead Ringer", written and produced by Meat Loaf's managers David Sonenberg and Al Dellentash.[19] It featured Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
playing two roles: himself, and a Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
fan, 'Marvin'. Sonenberg persuaded CBS to advance money for the making of the movie, which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
and won some favorable reviews. The album reached No. 1 in the United Kingdom, and three singles were released from the album: "Dead Ringer for Love" (with Cher), "I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us", and "Read 'Em and Weep". Midnight at the Lost and Found[edit] Following a dispute with his former songwriter Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf was contractually obliged to release a new album. Struggling for time, and with, it seemed, no resolution to his arguments with Steinman on the horizon (eventually, Steinman sued Meat Loaf, who subsequently sued Steinman as well), he was forced to find songwriters wherever he could. The resulting album was Midnight at the Lost and Found. According to Meat Loaf, Steinman had given the songs "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" to Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
for this album. However, Meat Loaf's record company refused to pay for Steinman.[20] This was hard luck for Meat Loaf, as Bonnie Tyler's version of "Eclipse" and Air Supply's version of "Making Love" topped the charts together, holding No. 1 and No. 2 for a period during 1983. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
is credited with having been involved in the writing of numerous tracks on the album, including the title track, "Midnight at the Lost and Found".[citation needed] The title track still regularly forms part of Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
concerts, and was one of few 1980s songs to feature on the 1998 hit album The Very Best of Meat Loaf. This was the last album that Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
did with the record label Epic until the 'best of' album.[citation needed] On December 5, 1981, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and the Neverland Express were the musical guests for Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
where he and former fellow Rocky Horror Picture Show actor Tim Curry
Tim Curry
performed a skit depicting a One-Stop Rocky Horror Shop.[citation needed] Later, Curry performed "The Zucchini Song" and Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
& the Neverland Express performed "Bat Out of Hell" and "Promised Land". In 1983, he released the self written Midnight at the Lost and Found. Bad Attitude[edit] In 1984, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
went to England to record the album Bad Attitude; it was released that year. It features two songs by Steinman, both previously recorded. It was a minor success with a few commercially successful singles, the most successful being "Modern Girl". The American release on RCA Records
RCA Records
was in April 1985 and features a slightly different track list, as well as alternate mixes for some songs. The title track features a duet with the Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey. "Modern Girl" was taken from this album and was the most commercially successful. "Piece of the Action", "Sailor to a Siren" is the B-side and "Nowhere Fast" were also released singles with extended mixes and the songs "Take a Number", "Stand by Me" and "Clap Your Hands". The latter two songs were recorded during the sessions for the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack.[citation needed] On the cover of this album, there is a note that this album was recorded in Munich and it is produced by Mack – known as the Queen producer from the 1980s.[citation needed] In 1986 he and songwriter John Parr
John Parr
started recording a new album, Blind Before I Stop. In 1985, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
did some comedy sketches in England with Hugh Laurie. At some point, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
tried stand-up comedy, appearing several times in Connecticut.[21] Blind Before I Stop[edit] Blind Before I Stop
Blind Before I Stop
was released in 1986. It features production, mixing, and general influence by Frank Farian. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
gave songwriting another shot with this album and wrote three of the songs on the album. Released as a single (in the United Kingdom) was Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries, which was a duet with rock singer John Parr. Another single released in the United Kingdom was " Special
Special
Girl". According to Meat Loaf's 1998 autobiography, the album sold poorly because of its production.[citation needed] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
would have preferred to cancel the project and wait to work with more Steinman material.[citation needed] However, the album gained a cult following over the years, with the songs "Execution Day" and "Standing on the Outside" as standout tracks on the record.[citation needed] "Standing on the Outside" was also featured during the third season of the 1980s television series Miami Vice;[citation needed] it was used several times during the episode titled "Forgive Us Our Debts" (first aired December 12, 1986). In the former USSR, this was the first Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
album officially permitted to be published, in connection with the beginning of the collapse of the Iron Curtain.[citation needed] The song Masculine was the only song from the record that was a live show mainstay from 1987 to 1992.[citation needed] He then omitted that song in favor of Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back, with the success of Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II: Back into Hell.[citation needed] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
performed "Thrashin" for the soundtrack of the 1986 skateboarding film Thrashin' (directed by David Winters and starring Josh Brolin).[22] Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II: Back into Hell[edit] Following the success of Meat Loaf's touring in the 1980s, he and Steinman began work during the Christmas of 1990 on the sequel to Bat Out of Hell. After two years, Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II: Back into Hell was finished. The artist's then manager, Tommy Manzi, later told HitQuarters
HitQuarters
that music industry insiders were wholly unenthusiastic about the idea of a comeback, and considered the project "a joke".[23] The immediate success of " Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II" quickly proved any doubters wrong, with the album going on to sell over 15 million copies, and the single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" reaching number one in 28 countries. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo in 1994 for "I'd Do Anything for Love".[24] This song stayed at No. 1 in the United Kingdom charts for seven consecutive weeks. The single features a female vocalist who was credited only as "Mrs. Loud". Mrs. Loud was later identified as Lorraine Crosby, a performer from England.[25] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
promoted the song with American vocalist Patti Russo
Patti Russo
who performed lead female vocals on tour with him. In Germany, Meat Loaf was commercially successful following the release of Bat Out of Hell II. Also in 1994, he sang the U.S. national anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game[26]. He released the single "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through", which reached No. 13 in the United States.[27] Welcome to the Neighbourhood[edit] In 1995, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
released his seventh studio album, Welcome to the Neighbourhood. The album went platinum in the United States and the United Kingdom.[citation needed] It released three singles that hit the top 40, including I'd Lie for You (which reached No. 13 in the United States[citation needed] and No. 2 in the United Kingdom charts)[citation needed], and Not a Dry Eye in the House (which reached No. 7 in the UK charts).[citation needed] I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth) was a duet with Patti Russo, who had been touring with Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and singing on his albums since 1993. Of the twelve songs on the album, two are written by Steinman. Both are cover versions, the "Original Sin" from Pandora's Box's Original Sin album and "Left in the Dark" first appeared on Steinman's own Bad for Good as well as the 1984 album Emotion by Barbra Streisand. The video had a bigger budget than any of his previous videos.[citation needed] His other singles "I'd Lie for You" and "Not a Dry Eye in the House" were written by Diane Warren. The Very Best of Meat Loaf[edit] In 1998, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
released The Very Best of Meat Loaf. Although not reaching the top ten in the United Kingdom, it went platinum in December of that year,[28] and was already platinum around the rest of the world just after its release. The album featured all of Meat Loaf's best-known songs, a few from his less popular albums from the 1980s, and three new songs. The music on the two Steinman songs was written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The single from the album was "Is Nothing Sacred", written by Steinman with lyrics by Don Black. The single version of this song is a duet with Patti Russo, whereas the album version is a solo song by Meat Loaf. The album did not feature any songs from his 1986 album Blind Before I Stop. Couldn't Have Said It Better[edit] In 2003, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
released his album Couldn't Have Said It Better. Only for the third time in his career, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
released an album without any songs written by Steinman (not counting live bonus tracks on special edition releases). Although Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
claimed that Couldn't Have Said It Better was "the most perfect album [he] did since Bat Out of Hell",[citation needed] it was not as commercially successful. The album was a minor commercial success worldwide and reached No. 4 in the UK charts,[citation needed] accompanied by a sellout world tour to promote the album and some of Meat Loaf's best selling singles. One such performance on his world tour was at Sydney's 2003 NRL grand final.[29] There were many writers for the album including Diane Warren and James Michael, who were both asked to contribute his 2006 album Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
III: The Monster Is Loose. Diane Warren
Diane Warren
has written for Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
in the past with some commercially successful singles. James Michael had never written for Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
before and it was only his songs that were released as singles from the album.[citation needed] The album featured duets with Patti Russo
Patti Russo
and Meat Loaf's daughter Pearl Aday. Hair of the Dog and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra[edit] From February 20 to 22, 2004, during an Australian tour, Meat Loaf performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, titled Bat Out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The performance included the Australian Boys' Choir singing back-up on a Couldn't Have Said It Better track, "Testify". The show was released as a DVD and a CD called Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and The Neverland Express featuring Patti Russo Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.[citation needed] The CD had few edited songs from the concert on it. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
sold out over 160 concerts during his 2005 tour, "Hair of the Dog".[citation needed] On November 17, 2003, during a performance at London's Wembley Arena, on his Couldn't Have Said It Better
Couldn't Have Said It Better
tour, he collapsed of what was later diagnosed as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The following week, he underwent a surgical procedure intended to correct the problem.[30] As a result, Meat Loaf's insurance agency did not allow him to perform for any longer than one hour and 45 minutes. As well as singing his best known songs, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
sang a cover version of the hit single "Black Betty". During this tour he also sang "Only When I Feel", a song meant to appear on his then-upcoming album Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
III. The song subsequently turned into "If It Ain't Broke (Break It)". Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
III: The Monster Is Loose[edit]

On stage at Birmingham's NEC arena, 2007

Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Steinman had begun to work on the third installment of Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
when Steinman suffered some health setbacks, including a heart attack. According to Meat Loaf, Steinman was too ill to work on such an intense project while Steinman's manager said health was not an issue.[31] Steinman had registered the phrase "Bat Out of Hell" as a trademark in 1995.[32] In May 2006, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
sued Steinman and his manager in federal District Court in Los Angeles, seeking $50 million and an injunction against Steinman's use of the phrase.[33] Steinman and his representatives attempted to block the album's release.[34] An agreement was reached in July 2006. According to Virgin, "the two came to an amicable agreement that ensured that Jim Steinman's music would be a continuing part of the 'Bat Out of Hell' legacy."[35] Denying reports in the press over the years of a rift between Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Steinman, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
told Dan Rather
Dan Rather
that he and Steinman never stopped talking, and that the lawsuits reported in the press were between lawyers and managers, and not between Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Steinman.[36] The album was released on October 31, 2006, and was produced by Desmond Child. The first single from the album "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (featuring Marion Raven) was released on October 16, 2006. It entered the UK singles chart
UK singles chart
at No. 6[37], giving Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
his highest UK chart position in nearly 11 years. The album debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200[38], and sold 81,000 copies in its opening week[citation needed], but after that did not sell well in the United States and yielded no hit singles, although it was certified gold[citation needed]. The album also featured duets with Patti Russo and Jennifer Hudson. In the weeks following the release of Bat III, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and the NLE (the Neverland Express) did a brief tour of America and Europe, known as the Bases Loaded Tour. In 2007, a newer, bigger worldwide tour began, The Seize the Night Tour, with Marion Raven, serving as a supporting act, throughout the European and American tour. Portions of the tour in February 2007 were featured in the documentary Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise, directed by Bruce David Klein.[citation needed] The film was an official selection of the Montreal World Film Festival in 2007.[citation needed] It opened in theaters in March 2008 and was released on DVD in May 2008.

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Meat Loaf
falls ill during concert

During a performance at the Metro Radio Arena
Metro Radio Arena
in Newcastle upon Tyne, England on October 31, 2007, at the opening of "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" he suggested that the crowd of thousands should enjoy the performance as it was the last of his career. He attempted to sing the first line of the song, but instead said "Ladies and gentlemen, I love you, thank you for coming, but I can no longer continue." Removing the jacket he was wearing, he thanked the audience for 30 years, said "goodbye forever" and left the stage. His tour promoter, Andrew Miller, denied that this was the end for Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and said he would continue touring after suitable rest.[39] The next two gigs in the tour, at the NEC and Manchester Evening News Arena
Manchester Evening News Arena
were cancelled because of "acute laryngitis" and were rescheduled for late November.[40] The concert scheduled for November 6, 2007 at London's Wembley Arena
Wembley Arena
was also cancelled. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
cancelled his entire European tour for 2007 after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords. After releasing a statement he said "It really breaks my heart not to be able to perform these shows," adding "I will be back."[41] On June 27, 2008, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
returned to the stage in Plymouth, England for the first show of The Casa de Carne Tour alongside his longtime duet partner Patti Russo,[42] who debuted one of her own original songs during his show.[43] The tour continued through July and August with twenty dates throughout England, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Six U.S. showdates were also added for October and December 2008.[44] Hang Cool Teddy Bear[edit] In May 2009, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
began work on the album Hang Cool Teddy Bear
Hang Cool Teddy Bear
in the studio with Green Day's American Idiot
American Idiot
album producer Rob Cavallo, working with such writers as Justin Hawkins, Rick Brantley, Tommy Henriksen and Jon Bon Jovi.[45] Though not much was revealed officially to begin with, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
gave away some information through videos he posted on Twitter and YouTube. The album is based on the story of a fictional soldier, whose "story" furnishes the theme. During his March 19, 2011 concert held outside of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
explained that he had wanted an insert put with the album to explain what the premise of the album was, but he said there were too many "bleeping" record label politics and it did not get done. He went on to tell the audience that the story was of a soldier who being wounded, had his life flash forward before his eyes, and the songs were telling the story of his life. The album is based on a short story by L.A.-based screenwriter and director Kilian Kerwin, a long-time friend of the singer. Hugh Laurie and Jack Black
Jack Black
both perform on the album, Laurie plays piano on the song "If I Can't Have You", while Black sings a duet with Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
on "Like A Rose". Patti Russo
Patti Russo
and Kara DioGuardi also duet on the album. Queen's Brian May
Brian May
features on guitar along with Steve Vai. It received positive reviews from critics and fans alike.[46][47][48] The first single from the album, "Los Angeloser", was released for download on April 5 with the album charting at number 4 in the official UK album chart on April 25, 2010. The Hang Cool Tour followed in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada with rave reviews from fans and critics. Patti Russo accompanied him on the tour, continuing through the summer of 2011.[49] Hell in a Handbasket[edit] In May 2011, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
confirmed in a video on his YouTube account, that he was in the process of recording a new album called Hell in a Handbasket.[50] According to Meat Loaf, the album was recorded and produced by Paul Crook; Dough McKean did the mix with input from Rob Cavallo. The album features songs called "All of Me", "Blue Sky", "The Giving Tree", "Mad, Mad World", and a duet with Patti Russo
Patti Russo
called "Our Love and Our Souls".[51] On July 6, the album had to be finished for the record company. They released it in October 2011 for Australia and New Zealand, and February 2012 for the rest of the world.[52] Meat Loaf said, "It's really the first record I've ever put out about how I feel about life and how I feel about what's going on at the moment."[53] The "Mad, Mad World" tour in connection with the album Hell in a Handbasket was launched in late June 2012. For the tour Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
has said, "People who come to Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
shows know what to expect. They know they're going to get full-on energy with the best rock 'n' roll band in the world. That's not an opinion. That's the truth."[53] 2011 AFL Grand Final
2011 AFL Grand Final
performance[edit] At the 2011 Australian Football League Grand Final, the pre-match entertainment was headlined by a 12-minute medley performed by Meat Loaf. The performance was panned as the worst in the 34-year history of AFL Grand Final pre-game entertainment in a multitude of online reviews by football fans and Australian sport commentators.[54][55][56] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
responded by calling online critics "butt-smellers",[57] and the AFL "jerks", saying "I will go out of my way to tell any artist, 'Do not play for them.'"[58][59]. An apology was posted on his Facebook page in 2015. Braver Than We Are
Braver Than We Are
and other album plans[edit] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
said in 2011 that he planned to release a Christmas album called Hot Holidays.[60] As of 2017, the album has not yet been released. In media interviews to promote his 2013 "Last at Bat" tour, Meat Loaf said he would work with Steinman again on an upcoming album called Brave and Crazy.[8] The album was released in 2016 as Braver Than We Are on September 9 (Europe) and September 16 (North America).[61] It features 10 tracks.[62] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
claimed in several interviews that he will be recording reworked versions of Steinman's songs "Braver Than We Are", "Speaking in Tongues", "Who Needs the Young", and "More" (previously recorded by the Sisters of Mercy) for the album.[63][64] Additionally, the song "Prize Fight Lover", originally issued as a download-only bonus track for Hang Cool Teddy Bear, has been re-recorded for the album.[64] In media[edit]

Appeared playing the drums in the music video of the World Wrestling Federation wrestlers' rendition of "Land of 1,000 Dances" (from The Wrestling Album) in 1986.[65] Appeared as the Spice Girls' bus driver in the 1997 movie Spice World.[66] In 2000, he appeared as the viral meningitis addled Confederate Colonel Angus Devine in the sixth-season episode "Gettysburg" of The Outer Limits who is accidentally transported forward in time 150 years in a failed attempt to prevent the assassination of the President in 2013.[citation needed] He also appeared in the South Park
South Park
episode "Chef Aid". In a flashback, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
claims that he started out as an unsuccessful artist named Couscous. After being booed off stage and almost deciding to quit, Chef tells him that his name might be the problem, and then hands him a plate of meatloaf to cheer him up.[citation needed] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
appears (uncredited) as Jack Black's father in the 2006 film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, providing vocals on the film's opening song "Kickapoo". In the special features and commentary of the film's DVD release, it is noted that this is the first time Meat Loaf has sung for a movie soundtrack since The Rocky Horror Picture Show.[citation needed] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
appeared, credited as Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Aday, in the Season 5 episode of House M.D., "Simple Explanation".[67] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
appeared, credited as Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Aday, in the Season 8 episode of Monk, "Mr. Monk and the Voodoo curse".[68] He appeared as Robert "Bob" Paulson, in David Fincher's 1999 film Fight Club
Fight Club
(as Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Aday).[69] Along with his daughter Pearl Aday, and longtime duet partner Patti Russo, he taped an episode of the FOX game show Don't Forget the Lyrics!, which aired on May 22, 2009.[70][71] On September 30, 2009, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
appeared on the reality television show Ghost Hunters along with Jason Hawes
Jason Hawes
and Grant Wilson[72] and again on November 17, 2010 as a guest investigator at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama. On October 26, 2010, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
(credited as " Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Aday") appeared on the Fox television series Glee in "The Rocky Horror Glee Show", the series' tribute episode to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.[73] Circa 2011, an autographed photograph of Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
appeared as a sight-gag in a Farmers Insurance Group
Farmers Insurance Group
commercial.[citation needed] "The Big Interview" with Dan Rather, AXS TV, originally broadcast September 20, 2016[74]

Personal life[edit] In 2001, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
changed his first name from Marvin to Michael.[75][76] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
is a baseball fan and supporter of the New York Yankees.[77] He is an avid fantasy baseball player and participates in multiple leagues every season.[78] He is also a supporter of the northern English football team Hartlepool United and, in 2003, the BBC reported he was seeking a residence in the nearby area.[79] He currently resides just outside Calabasas, California, near Saddle Peak and Calabasas Peak. In June 2008 he took part in a football penalty shootout competition on behalf of two cancer charities in Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
in the United Kingdom. He auctioned shots to the 100 highest bidders and then took his place between the goal posts.[80] He also participates in celebrity golf tournaments. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
has expressed that he has social anxiety, being quoted saying "I never meet anybody much in a social situation because when I go into a social situation, I have no idea what to do." He revealed that he does not "even go anywhere", and also feels he leads a "boring life", saying that he "completely freaked" when having to attend a party, and that he was "so nervous, so scared". He also said he met with fellow musicians chiefly in work-related situations as he was working a lot.[81] Family[edit] In December 1978, he went to Woodstock to work with Steinman. It was at the Bearsville studio that Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
met his future wife, Leslie G. Edmonds; they were married within a month. Leslie had a daughter, Pearl, from a previous marriage; Pearl later married Scott Ian, the rhythm guitarist for the thrash metal band Anthrax.[82] Aday and his family moved to Stamford, Connecticut, in 1979. In 1981, Leslie gave birth to Amanda Aday, now a television actress.[21] For a brief time after Amanda's birth, they lived in nearby Westport. According to Meat Loaf, Pearl, then in the fifth grade, came home crying "because she had the wrong type of jeans and I said, 'That's it. We're gone.'" The family then moved to Redding, Connecticut, "which is much more of a blue-collar, working-class kind of town, and it really didn't make any difference what kind of jeans you were wearing. I really liked it there." Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
coached children's baseball or softball in each of the Connecticut towns where he lived.[21] In 1998, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
relocated to California. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
and Leslie divorced in 2001.[83] He married Deborah Gillespie in 2007.[84] At the start of his 2012 tour in Austin on June 22, Meat Loaf announced that he was a new resident (1 month) of Austin, Texas. Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
was a vegetarian for ten years.[85] Accidents and other incidents[edit] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
was in a car accident where the car rolled over;[86] was struck on the head with a shot during a shot put event;[86] jumped off a stage during a concert and breaking both of his legs, and was afflicted with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, a heart condition.[86] In October 2006, his private jet had to make an emergency landing at London's Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport
after his plane's forward landing gear failed.[87] In 2011, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
fainted on stage while performing in Pittsburgh.[88] He collapsed again while on stage in Edmonton
Edmonton
on June 16, 2016, due to severe dehydration after having cancelled two other shows due to illness.[89] The playback containing his prerecorded vocal track in Edmonton
Edmonton
continued while he lay unconscious on the stage.[90][91] Politics[edit] Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
is not officially registered with any political party. He attended the 2001 inauguration of Republican President George W. Bush.[92] In 2008, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
donated to the Presidential campaigns of Republican Party candidates Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum
and John McCain, the latter of whom became the party's representative in that year's election.[93] On October 25, 2012, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
endorsed Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
for President of the United States, citing poor relations with Russia as a major reason he had been "arguing for Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
for a year".[94] Meat Loaf explained that "I have never been in any political agenda in my life, but I think that in 2012 this is the most important election in the history of the United States." He cited "storm clouds" over the United States, and "thunder storms over Europe. There are hail storms – and I mean major hail storms! – in the Middle East. There are storms brewing through China, through Asia, through everywhere."[94] The same day, he performed "America the Beautiful" standing next to Romney.[95][96] Tours[edit]

Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
Tour (1977 - 1979) Dead Ringer Tour (1981 - 1982) Midnight at the Lost and Found
Midnight at the Lost and Found
Tour (1983) Bad Attitude Tour
Bad Attitude Tour
(1984 - 1986) 20/20 World Tour (1987) Lost Boys and Golden Girls World Tour (1988) 1989-1992 Tour (1989 - 1992) Everything Louder Tour (1993 - 1994) Born to Rock Tour (1995 - 1997) The Very Best of World Tour (1998 - 1999) The Storytellers Tour (1999 - 2000) ATLANTIC CITY GIGS (2001) Night of the Proms (2001) Just Having Fun with Friends Tour (2002 - 2003) The Last World Tour (2003 - 2004) Hair of the Dog Tour
Hair of the Dog Tour
(2005) Bases Are Loaded Tour (2006) Seize the Night Tour / Three Bats Live Tour (2007) Casa De Carne Tour (2008) Hang Cool Tour (2010 - 2011) Guilty Pleasure Tour (2011) Mad Mad World Tour (2012) Last at Bat Farewell Tour
Last at Bat Farewell Tour
(2013) Rocktellz & Cocktails (2013 - 2014) Live in Concert Tour
Live in Concert Tour
(2015 - 2016) Braver Than We Are
Braver Than We Are
Tour (2017)

Discography[edit] Main article: Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
discography

Stoney & Meatloaf
Meatloaf
(1971) Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
(1977) Dead Ringer (1981) Midnight at the Lost and Found
Midnight at the Lost and Found
(1983) Bad Attitude (1984) Blind Before I Stop
Blind Before I Stop
(1986) Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II: Back into Hell (1993) Welcome to the Neighbourhood
Welcome to the Neighbourhood
(1995) Couldn't Have Said It Better
Couldn't Have Said It Better
(2003) Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
III: The Monster Is Loose (2006) Hang Cool Teddy Bear
Hang Cool Teddy Bear
(2010) Hell in a Handbasket
Hell in a Handbasket
(2011) Braver Than We Are
Braver Than We Are
(2016)

Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role

1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Eddie

1979 Americathon Roy Budnitz

1979 Scavenger Hunt Scum

1980 Roadie Travis W. Redfish

1981 Dead Ringer Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
/ Marvin

1986 Out of Bounds Gil

1986 The Squeeze Titus

1991 Motorama Vern

1992 Wayne's World Tiny

1992 Leap of Faith Hoover

1993 To Catch a Yeti Big Jake Grizzly

1997 Spiceworld: The Movie Dennis

1998 Black Dog Red

1998 Outside Ozona Floyd Bibbs

1998 The Mighty Iggy Lee

1999 Crazy in Alabama Sheriff John Doggett

1999 Fight Club Robert "Bob" Paulson

2000 Blacktop Jack

2001 Trapped (TV Movie) Jim Hankins

2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Amos "Rattlesnake Jake" Frogge

2001 Face to Face Driver

2001 Rustin Coach Trellingsby

2001 Focus Fred

2002 The 51st State The Lizard

2002 Wishcraft Detective Sparky Shaw

2002 The Salton Sea Bo

2004 A Hole in One Billy

2005 BloodRayne Leonid

2005 The Pleasure Drivers Dale

2005 Crazylove John

2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Jack Black's father

2007 History Rocks Himself

2008 Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise Himself

2009 Tiger Force Forever: Unleashed

2009 Citizen Jane Detective Jack Morris

2010 Burning Bright Howie

2010 Beautiful Boy Motel manager

2011 Absolute Killers Dan

2013 The Moment Sgt. Goodman

2013 All American Christmas Carol Ross[97]

2014 Stage Fright Roger McCall

2014 Wishin' and 'Hopin' Monsignor Muldoon

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1978 Saturday Night Live Musical guest Guest host Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
03/25/78

1981 Saturday Night Live Musical guest Guest host Tim Curry
Tim Curry
12/05/81

1981 Strike Force Adams Family 1971 Episode: "MIA"

1985 The Equalizer

Episode: "Bump and Run"

1988 Monsters

Episode: "Where's the Rest of Me?"

1992 Tales from the Crypt

Episode: "What's Cookin'?"

1997 The Dead Man's Gun

Episode: "The Mail Order Bride"

1997 Nash Bridges

Episode: "Wild Card"

1998 South Park Himself Episode: "Chef Aid"

2000 The Outer Limits CSA Colonel Angus Devine Episode: "Gettysburg"

2006 Masters of Horror Jake Feldman Episode: "Pelts"

2007 Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

2007 Private Sessions

2007 Go-Phone commercial Singing
Singing
father

2008 The F Word Himself

2009 Hannity Himself Panel member

2009 Tiger Force Forever: Unleashed

2009 Masters of Horror Jake Episode: "Pelts"

2009 House Eddie Episode: "Simple Explanation"

2009 Bookaboo

2009 Don't Forget the Lyrics Himself

2009 Ghost Hunters Himself Episode: "Bat Out of Hell"

2009 Monk Reverend Hadley Jorgensen Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse"

2010 Popstar to Operastar Himself Judge

2010 WWF Raw Himself

2010 Glee Barry Jeffries Episode: "The Rocky Horror Glee Show"

2010 Ghost Hunters Himself Episode: "Sloss Furnaces"

2010 This Week Himself

2011 The Celebrity Apprentice Himself

2012 Fairly Legal Charlie DeKay[98] Episode: "Kiss Me, Kate"

2017 Elementary Herman Wolf Episode: "The Ballad of Lady Frances"

2017 Ghost Wars Doug Rennie Recurent role

See also[edit]

List of best-selling music artists

References[edit]

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Books[edit]

Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
(1999). To Hell and Back: An Autobiography. ReganBooks. ISBN 0-06-039293-2. 

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Meat Loaf

Studio albums

Stoney & Meatloaf
Meatloaf
(1971) Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
(1977) Dead Ringer (1981) Midnight at the Lost and Found
Midnight at the Lost and Found
(1983) Bad Attitude (1984) Blind Before I Stop
Blind Before I Stop
(1986) Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II: Back into Hell (1993) Welcome to the Neighbourhood
Welcome to the Neighbourhood
(1995) Couldn't Have Said It Better
Couldn't Have Said It Better
(2003) Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
III: The Monster Is Loose (2006) Hang Cool Teddy Bear
Hang Cool Teddy Bear
(2010) Hell in a Handbasket
Hell in a Handbasket
(2011) Braver Than We Are
Braver Than We Are
(2016)

Live albums

Live at Wembley (1987) Live Around the World (1996) VH1: Storytellers (1999) Bat Out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
(2004) 3 Bats Live (2008)

Compilations

Hits Out of Hell
Hits Out of Hell
(1984) Heaven & Hell (1989) Heaven Can Wait – The Best Ballads of Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Vol. 1 (1996) The Very Best of Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
(1998)

Videography

Live Hits Out of Hell Bad Attitude – Live! Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II: Picture Show VH1: Storytellers To Hell and Back Bat Out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 3 Bats Live Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise

Tours

The Seize the Night Tour (2006–07) The Casa de Carne Tour (2008) The Hang Cool Tour (2010–11) Guilty Pleasure Tour (2011) Mad, Mad World Tour (2012) Last at Bat Tour
Last at Bat Tour
(2013)

Singles

"What You See Is What You Get" "It Takes All Kinds of People" "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" "Bat Out of Hell" "I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us" "Dead Ringer for Love" "Read 'Em and Weep" "Peel Out" "In Europe '82" "If You Really Want To" "Razor's Edge" "Midnight at the Lost and Found" "Modern Girl" "Nowhere Fast" "Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries" "Blind Before I Stop" " Special
Special
Girl" "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" "Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back" "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" "Not a Dry Eye in the House" "Runnin' for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)" "A Kiss Is a Terrible Thing to Waste" "No Matter What" "Is Nothing Sacred" "Did I Say That?" "Couldn't Have Said It Better" "Man of Steel" "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" "Cry Over Me" "Los Angeloser"

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Best-selling singles by year in the United Kingdom

1952–1969

1952: "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" – Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
(UK) 1953: "I Believe" – Frankie Laine 1954: "Secret Love" – Doris Day 1955: "Rose Marie" – Slim Whitman 1956: "I'll Be Home" – Pat Boone 1957: "Diana" – Paul Anka 1958: "Jailhouse Rock" – Elvis Presley 1959: "Living Doll" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1960: "It's Now or Never" – Elvis Presley 1961: "Wooden Heart" – Elvis Presley 1962: "I Remember You" – Frank Ifield (UK) 1963: "She Loves You" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1964: "Can't Buy Me Love" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1965: "Tears" – Ken Dodd
Ken Dodd
(UK) 1966: "Green, Green Grass of Home" – Tom Jones (UK) 1967: "Release Me" – Engelbert Humperdinck (UK) 1968: "Hey Jude" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1969: "Sugar, Sugar" – The Archies

1970–1989

1970: "The Wonder of You" – Elvis Presley 1971: "My Sweet Lord" – George Harrison
George Harrison
(UK) 1972: "Amazing Grace" – The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Band (UK) 1973: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" – Tony Orlando and Dawn 1974: "Tiger Feet" – Mud (UK) 1975: "Bye Bye Baby" – Bay City Rollers
Bay City Rollers
(UK) 1976: "Save Your Kisses for Me" – Brotherhood of Man
Brotherhood of Man
(UK) 1977: "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School" – Wings (UK) 1978: "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring" – Boney M. 1979: "Bright Eyes" – Art Garfunkel 1980: "Don't Stand So Close to Me" – The Police
The Police
(UK) 1981: "Don't You Want Me" – The Human League
The Human League
(UK) 1982: "Come On Eileen" – Dexys Midnight Runners
Dexys Midnight Runners
(UK) 1983: "Karma Chameleon" – Culture Club
Culture Club
(UK) 1984: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid (UK) 1985: "The Power of Love" – Jennifer Rush 1986: "Don't Leave Me This Way" – The Communards (UK) 1987: "Never Gonna Give You Up" – Rick Astley
Rick Astley
(UK) 1988: "Mistletoe and Wine" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1989: "Ride on Time" – Black Box

1990–2009

1990: "Unchained Melody" – The Righteous Brothers 1991: "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – Bryan Adams 1992: "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston 1993: "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" – Meat Loaf 1994: "Love Is All Around" – Wet Wet Wet
Wet Wet Wet
(UK) 1995: "Unchained Melody" – Robson & Jerome (UK) 1996: "Killing Me Softly" – Fugees 1997: "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997" – Elton John
Elton John
(UK) 1998: "Believe" – Cher 1999: "...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears 2000: "Can We Fix It?" – Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
(UK) 2001: "It Wasn't Me" – Shaggy featuring Rikrok
Rikrok
(UK) 2002: "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" – Will Young
Will Young
(UK) 2003: "Where Is the Love?" – The Black Eyed Peas 2004: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid 20 (UK) 2005: "Is This the Way to Amarillo" – Tony Christie
Tony Christie
featuring Peter Kay (UK) 2006: "Crazy" – Gnarls Barkley 2007: "Bleeding Love" – Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
(UK) 2008: "Hallelujah" – Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke
(UK) 2009: "Poker Face" – Lady Gaga

2010–present

2010: "Love the Way You Lie" – Eminem
Eminem
featuring Rihanna 2011: "Someone Like You" – Adele
Adele
(UK) 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
featuring T.I.
T.I.
& Pharrell Williams 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
(UK) featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "One Dance" – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla (UK) 2017: "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
(UK)

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UK best-selling albums (by year) (1990–2009)

1990: ...But Seriously
...But Seriously
(Phil Collins) 1991: Stars (Simply Red) 1992: Stars (Simply Red) 1993: Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
II: Back into Hell (Meat Loaf) 1994: Cross Road (Bon Jovi) 1995: Robson & Jerome (Robson & Jerome) 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
(Alanis Morissette) 1997: Be Here Now (Oasis) 1998: Talk on Corners
Talk on Corners
(The Corrs) 1999: Come On Over
Come On Over
(Shania Twain) 2000: 1 (The Beatles) 2001: No Angel
No Angel
(Dido) 2002: Escapology (Robbie Williams) 2003: Life for Rent
Life for Rent
(Dido) 2004: Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters
(Scissor Sisters) 2005: Back to Bedlam
Back to Bedlam
(James Blunt) 2006: Eyes Open (Snow Patrol) 2007: Back to Black
Back to Black
(Amy Winehouse) 2008: Rockferry
Rockferry
(Duffy) 2009 : I Dreamed a Dream (Susan Boyle)

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