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The Power Ballad Conspiracy

Posted in 80s, music on September 15, 2008 by Philonous


Remember the 80s? Don’t answer that. Those ten years made up the best possible tribute to that most hallowed of musical forms – the Power Ballad. I was listening to Bonnie Tyler’s Total eclipse of the heart today and thought it sounded rather like Meatloaf. Indeed, it sounded like a lot of songs I remember from the 80s. I discovered that in fact there was a much more tangible link between all of these; the man, the legend – Jim Steinman. He wrote and produced all of these songs and many more including:

In fact, he wrote the whole of Bat out of Hell (I&II) and a significant proportion of 80s chart music. Amazing eh?

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