The other week, I saw Footloose on DVD. One of the songs from the soundtrack is Bonnie Tyler‘s “Holding Out For a Hero.” I’m not sure I’d heard it before, but it sounded incredibly familiar, and I couldn’t place it. Yesterday, I listened to Amazon’s clip from the soundtrack, and I realized immediately: It sounds just like Meat Loaf.
It turns out that “Holding Out For a Hero” was written by Jim Steinman, who wrote the Bat Out of Hell albums. He also wrote “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Bonnie Tyler’s other big hit from the 80’s, and which also sounds like Meat Loaf, at least now that I’m thinking about it.