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Jim Steinman, incredible songwriter, dies at 73.


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In the early 2000s I was working with a guy who was, like me, kinda into music. We both liked Meat Loaf and had a few cassettes (remember those?) of his stuff on "heavy rotation." One day a new guy joined the team and asked if he could play some of his cassettes too. We said Sure. He put on some ancient Air Supply (yuck!) which we were enduring until about halfway through "Making Love Out of Nothing At All." My friend and I suddenly looked up at each other and said at the same time, "That's a Jim Steinman song!" And we checked and sure enough it was. 

A couple months later I was in the car when "Total Eclipse of the Heart," which I hadn't heard in decades, came on. "Steinman!" I thought immediately, and checked, and it is. 

When you learn his music, you can spot one of his songs anywhere. In fact, you can often spot a Jim Steinman song from the title alone:blink:

Thanks for a lot of great music, Jim. 

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8 hours ago, Snake45 said:

He put on some ancient Air Supply (yuck!) which we were enduring until about halfway through "Making Love Out of Nothing At All." My friend and I suddenly looked up at each other and said at the same time, "That's a Jim Steinman song!" And we checked and sure enough it was. 

A couple months later I was in the car when "Total Eclipse of the Heart," which I hadn't heard in decades, came on. "Steinman!" I thought immediately, and checked, and it is. 

ure.

When you learn his music, you can spot one of his songs anywhere. In fact, you can often spot a Jim Steinman song from the title alone:blink:

Thanks for a lot of great music, Jim. 

Funny you mention that, first time I heard that Celine Dion song mentioned a couple decades ago, I had that same thought, even the music video had that same feel as what Meatloaf 's videos were doing with Jim Steinman's songs at the time.

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And he managed to hit the Top 40 himself (#32, but still) in the summer of '81 after Meat fried his vocal cords and couldn't perform this song:

 

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Didn't know that, Chris! 

BTW, Meaty once explained that every song Steinman wrote was for a fantasy rock version of Peter Pan. Interesting! :unsure:

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