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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song

You can always detect a Jim Steinman song by its soaring buildup to an epic vocal showcase, its length, and the fact that it always features several syllables of lyrics stuffed into one musical note. Steinman wrote and produced several hit songs for Meat Loaf, including "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," and "Paradise by the Dashboard Light.
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