Well Meat went on to Facebook yesterday and explained his side of the story. By doing so we learned about the music industry and to always use your real name if you are ever given such a huge opportunity. I am going to explain. Lorraine herself was complaining that they edited her.
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I want to put it to bed. The song spent seven weeks at number one in the UK, five weeks in pole position in the US and topped the charts in 26 other countries. I suppose it made for good telly. To be honest, if they had turned round for me I would have been incredibly uncomfortable in the next stage. Lorraine is busy gigging across the country. She performed in Morecambe last night and is gigging in the Lake District tonight.
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Well, she could back in '93 when she'd been a key voice on the biggest selling single of that year, and was the voice — but not the face — in the bombastic, hilariously bad and emotionally overwrought eight minute Michael Bay-directed video for the song. In that clip her role was played by a non-singing model who mimed Crosby's vocals. And when the main singer on the song toured he didn't even take Crosby on the road but pulled in another singer, Patti Russo to perform the part which Crosby had put her stamp on. Was Crosby disappointed? No doubt, but perhaps no more disappointed than she had been when she learned that she wouldn't receive a credit on that smash single but because she had just been used as a guide vocal — for maybe Cher, Bonnie Tyler and Melissa Etheridge who didn't cut it as well — she wasn't going to get any royalties from her performance either. Meat's career had nosedived while Steinman continued to write one hit after another for the likes of Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply and many others. Their rapprochement when it came followed 16 years apart. Meat Loaf was desperate to get out of playing tiny venues and bad movies, so when Steinman suggested they get the old team back together he was hot for it. Born in Newcastle, Crosby played in jobbing bands and on the cabaret circuit in the early Eighties and then her songwriting and real-life partner Stuart Emerson sent Steinman some demos they'd written.
The last six verses feature a female singer who was credited only as "Mrs. Loud" in the album notes. She was later identified [ when? However, she does not appear in the video, in which her vocals are lip-synched by Dana Patrick. Meat Loaf promoted the single with American singer Patti Russo. The power ballad  was a commercial success, reaching number one in 28 countries. The timings in this article refer to the original album version. There are many shorter single and radio edits.