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James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1948 in New York City, New York) (more commonly known as Jim Steinman) is an American rock and musical theater composer. He is notable for having written most of Meat Loaf’s hit songs, in addition to hits for many other musical artists. His three biggest musical successes are an album Bat Out Of Hell (1977), sung by Meat Loaf, Total Eclipse Of The Heart (1983), sung by Bonnie Tyler, and a German musical Tanz der Vampire (1998). He also formed the female group Pandora’s Box for the album Original Sin. Several of the songs from this album have appeared on later Meat Loaf albums.


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  • ikd-sj

    |stark raving love| yes (⋈・◡・)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Galley99

    Hands down, my all-time favorite songwriter!

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • FraeuleinKarma

    WTF ich hätt gern meinen Tanz der Vampire ordner zurück. Und nicht Jim Steinman da stehen -.- [3]

    19 Aug 2012 Reply
  • lobo2190

    this guy is an epic songwriter

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Gowuffie

    Best power ballad writer ever.

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Lonee

    WTF ich hätt gern meinen Tanz der Vampire ordner zurück. Und nicht Jim Steinman da stehen -.- [2]

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • lissi_

    WTF ich hätt gern meinen Tanz der Vampire ordner zurück. Und nicht Jim Steinman da stehen -.-

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • AimsterSkitz0rz


    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • tobbAddol

    I like both versions. Don't see much reason to compare them since they're pretty different. The thing that's fun about Kogures covers is hearing him singing girls rock hits in japenese. His cover of Cherry Bomb by the Runaways is also quite brilliant. :)

    25 May 2011 Reply
  • EliasAlucard

    Yeah, Rory has a great voice, he's awesome in Surf's Up too, and in Total Eclipse of the Heart. Rory Dodd and Holly Sherwood are the best singers Steinman has ever worked with. And the the Demon Kogure cover can't even compare with the Holly Sherwood original. Though it's fun to hear Steinman's music in Japanese.

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • EliasAlucard

    Jim Steinamn is the KING of music!

    14 May 2011 Reply
  • tobbAddol

    If you're a fan of Jims work (and heavy metal) you should check out the covers of Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young and Holding Out For A Hero by japanese artist Demon Kogure. They're pretty epic. :)

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Kdo_Kenoute

    The Rock n Roll Dreams vocals were actually sung by Rory Dodd on the Bad For Good album. He does sound remarkably similar to Jim though. I only found this out a little while ago. I thought it was Jim's voice.

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
  • OneWayJesus777

    Great composer, producer - and I like his voice, too. His version of Rock´n Roll Dreams come through is awesome.

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • backtothelight

    Grade A songwriter. As a singer? Not so much. Meat Loaf and Steinman, an unbeatable pair.

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • garydavidson83

    what a fucking hero

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Jaegers


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  • ElSindiez

    DAS ist noch Rock-Musik!

    11 Sep 2008 Reply
  • johnnynuxxx

    I love his songwriting.

    27 May 2008 Reply
  • djgizzo

    i would also love to see him do a collaboration with Jeff Wayne Loyd webber's not really up to it imo possibly a fantasia type musical event similar to fantasia but for grown ups

    9 May 2008 Reply
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