Last week, we asked you to vote for your favourite song from Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell The Musical. For Meat Loaf and musical theatre fans alike, it proved to be a tough choice, but there was a clear winner. You can listen to the top 5, as voted for by you, below.
The closing track from the original Bat Out of Hell album, “For Crying Out Loud” is performed in the second act of the musical. Strat and Raven perform the song as a duet, and it’s possibly as close to a love song/ballad you can get to in this show, which may be why it made fifth place on the list.
4. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"
9% (30 votes)
Falco and Sloane take on this duet, originally performed by Meat Loaf and Ellen Foley (as you can see above), in the first act of the show. With the help of a full-size car on stage, it provides a few of the most comical moments in the musical, and has certainly proved to be a fan favourite.
3. "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are"
9% (32 votes)
This song may be one of the best examples of why Jim Steinman’s songs work so well on the stage. Taking place towards the beginning of the second act, this song – taken from the 1994 sequel Bat Out of Hell II album – is a complete showstopper.
2. "Bat Out of Hell"
12% (40 votes)
Missing out on the top spot, the title track provides the show’s most epic, breath-taking moments. Powering through at 100 miles a minute, the energy Andrew Polec exerts on stage during the first act finale makes it difficult to stay sat in your seat for pure excitement.
1. "What Part of My Body Hurts the Most"
21% (72 votes)
Possibly a surprising victor to many, "What Part of My Body Hurts the Most" is a song previously unreleased ahead of the musical’s premiere. Again, this song is a duet performed by Sloane and Falco and, as it’s an unreleased song, you’ll have to enjoy the snippet of the pair rehearsing the song in the video again. Or book a ticket to see the show in London, and experience the song live.