CSPC: Meat Loaf Popularity Analysis

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The list is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each song. Therefore, these figures are not merged units of singles formats. Instead, it includes weighted sales of the song’s physical single, download, ringtone and streaming as well as its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

1. 1993 – Meat Loaf ft. Lorraine CrosbyI’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) [Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell]13,140,000
2. 1977 – Meat LoafParadise by the Dashboard Light [Bat Out of Hell]11,600,000
3. 1977 – Meat LoafBat Out of Hell [Bat Out of Hell]9,070,000
4. 1977 – Meat LoafTwo Out of Three Ain’t Bad [Bat Out of Hell]6,630,000
5. 1977 – Meat LoafYou Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) [Bat Out of Hell]4,940,000
6. 1981 – Meat Loaf ft. CherDead Ringer for Love [Dead Ringer]2,760,000
7. 1995 – Meat LoafI’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth) [Welcome to the Neighbourhood]1,540,000
8. 1977 – Meat LoafHeaven Can Wait [Bat Out of Hell]1,410,000
9. 1977 – Meat LoafFor Crying Out Loud [Bat Out of Hell]1,010,000
10. 1993 – Meat LoafRock and Roll Dreams Come Through [Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell]910,000

If you feel inspired by this list, we just created this CSPC Meat Loaf playlist on Spotify!

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Thomas Christiansen

RIP Meat! Here’s a look at some Spotify figures for his hits/albums. Meat Loaf’s discography hasn’t survived the streaming age well. His biggest album is obviously his debut smash “Bat Out of Hell”, but even that one has rather disappointing streaming figures. The raw figure for the BOOH album is 269.2M plays – far from the 500M mark to make it to the list of big streaming albums of 1977. A list led by “Rumours” with a whopping 3032.8M plays! Anyway, all told (incl. live vers. etc) here are the figures for the 7 tracks on his iconic debut: 2… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Thomas Christiansen

I was chatting with him privately, a few months ago, about something similar. My point was that the popularity of Don’t Stop Me Now, nowadays is not the same as it was back in the day (70s, 80s and 90s). It only became such a favourite and their 2nd most popular track, sometime in the 00s. I wouldn’t say it was a forgotten about track but so many of their other songs, were clearly and evidently more popular, more well known, more talked about, more played etc. IMO it gets a greater share of comps sales than it should, because… Read more »

Thomas Christiansen

Makes sense, thanks!

Tom Riise


Joe Guerrino

Now that you did Meatloaf how about doing Credence? C’mon guys everybody would love to see Credence!