#ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 40

Want some retro chart hits from years gone by? You’ve come to the right place, as we bring you this week’s installment of #ThrowbackTunesday – guaranteed to bring you the hits of the past 25 years in one handy blog and playlist combo. Let’s see who’s on it this week before we get to our featured song…

  • 1993: Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)
  • 1998: George Michael – Outside
  • 2003: Kevin Lyttle – Turn Me On
  • 2008: Guru Josh Project – Infinity 2008
  • 2013: Fatboy Slim feat. Riva Starr and Beardyman – Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat

    And our favourite song from this week’s #ThrowbackTunesday playlist is…

    • ARTIST: Meat Loaf
    • SONG: I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)
    • ALBUM: Bat Out Of Hell II – Back Into Hell

    It seems strange to think that there was a time when bombastic, almost operatic rock music still had a surefire place at the top of the charts. But back in 1993, that was almost certainly the case for Marvin Lee Aday, better known worldwide as rock god Meat Loaf.

    September of that year saw the release of the second volume of his ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ trilogy of albums, produced by the legendary Jim Steinman, and which had already topped the UK album chart. And the same success was awaiting the first of that album’s five singles.

    A gargantuan 12 minutes long in its original form on the album, ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ not only prompted debate the land over as to what ‘that’ exactly was, but this pop single equivalent of an epic blockbuster proved irresistible to British record buyers.

    And it so it was that the UK became one of the 28 countries to award it chart topping status, as it began a seven week run at number one in October, selling over three quarters of a million copies to take the title of the best selling single of 1993, whilst ‘Bat Out of Hell II’ was the best selling album of 1993.

    Check out the full playlist here, and let us know what your favourite hit from the past is this week on our Twitter with the hashtag #ThrowbackTunesday!

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