You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
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You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
"You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth"
You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth by Meat Loaf US vinyl.jpg
Side-A label of U.S. 7-inch vinyl single
Single by Meat Loaf
from the album Bat Out of Hell
"For Crying Out Loud"
ReleasedOctober 1977
Format7-inch single
Recorded1976
GenreRock
Length4:15 (w/o spoken intro)
5:04 (w/ spoken intro)
LabelEpic
Jim Steinman
Todd Rundgren
Meat Loaf singles chronology
"You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth"
(1977)
"Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"
(1978)

"You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" (also known as "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)") is the first solo single by the American singer Meat Loaf, released in 1977. It is a track from his album Bat Out of Hell, written by Jim Steinman.[1]

Background

The song begins with a spoken word introduction by Jim Steinman and actress Marcia McClain:

Boy: On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Girl: Will he offer me his mouth?
Boy: Yes.
Girl: Will he offer me his teeth?
Boy: Yes.
Girl: Will he offer me his jaws?
Boy: Yes.
Girl: Will he offer me his hunger?
Boy: Yes.
Girl: Again, will he offer me his hunger?
Boy: Yes!
Girl: And will starve without me?
Boy: Yes!
Girl: And does he love me?
Boy: Yes.
Girl: Yes.
Boy: On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Girl: Yes.
Boy: I bet you say that to all the boys...

Steve Popovich reportedly listened to the intro to the song and it became a key factor of his accepting Bat Out of Hell for Cleveland International Records.

According to his autobiography, Meat Loaf asked Jim Steinman to write a song that was not 15 or 20 minutes long, and, in Meat Loaf's words, a "pop song." His autobiography also dates the writing of the song to 1975, the song reportedly being a key factor in Meat Loaf and Steinman deciding to do an album together.

The song was the first single released from the album, with an edit of "For Crying Out Loud" as the B-side. The record peaked at No. 73 in the Record World singles chart, but only reached No. 97 in Cash Box didn't appear at all in Billboard. Following the success of the next two singles, "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" and "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", the song was re-released in October 1978 with "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" as the B-side. This issue peaked at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, over a year after the first release of the song.

Music video

The video, as with "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad", "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", and the others in the "Bat out of Hell" set, was filmed on a soundstage as if it were a live performance, with Meat Loaf in his signature suspenders, ripped formal shirt, and bearing a red scarf.

Personnel

Charts and certifications

References

  1. ^ Angelina Jolie - The Lightning Star - Page 200 1471089355 C. Duthel "... songs, "Bat Out Of Hell," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth" and "Two out of Three Ain't Bad. ... Meat Loaf's final show in New York was Gower Champion's Rockabye Hamlet, a Hamlet musical."
  2. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel (2015). The Comparison Book. Menonomee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 299. ISBN 978-0-89820-213-7.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Meat Loaf - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada", Collectionscanada.gc.ca, February 10, 1979 Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Meat Loaf - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)". Charts.nz. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Meat Loaf - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Meat Loaf". www.officialcharts.com. Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  10. ^ "End of Year Charts 1978". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  12. ^ "British single certifications - Meat Loaf - You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2019.Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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