When I was a kid, the general aura that Meat Loaf albums physically conveyed was that of a hardcore metal band. As such, I never actually connected this song (and others) to Meat Loaf, and is now just a perpetually amusing fact for me.

Anyway, despite the fact that Meat Loaf is a bit nuts these days, there’s no denying that this is just archetypal classic rock ballad, full of passion, grandeur and general battiness.

You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) by Meat Loaf on Grooveshark