There is nothing like a little overwrought 80’s rock ballad to get the juices flowing. Who better than Bonnie Tyler? And what better choice than Holding out for a Hero*?
(jim steinman and dean pitchford)
Producer for bonnie: jim steinman
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Wheres the street-wise hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isnt there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night toss and turn and dream of what I need
I need a hero
Im holding out for a hero til the end of the night
Hes gotta be strong
And hes gotta be fast
And hes gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
Im holding out for a hero til the morning light
Hes gotta be sure
And its gotta be soon
And hes gotta be larger than life
Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
Theres someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
Its gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet
Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that theres someone somewhere
Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood
*There are a multitude of YouTube videos of this to choose from but BabyD is partial to pretty boys with Rick Springfield style mullets. I saw this movie by the way with Michael Pared. Very overwrought as well.
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Sorry Unbearable Banishment:
James Richard “Jim” Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American record producer, composer, and lyricist responsible for several hit songs. He has also worked as an arranger, pianist, and singer. His work has included songs in the adult contemporary, rock and roll, dance/techno, pop, musical theater, and film score genres.
Not Canadian. We claim many, but not Jim Steinman.
Fun fact: Jim Steinman (a Canadian, I believe?) wrote all those bombastic hits for Meatloaf.
I think I wore my hair this way in the late seventies though. By the 80’s, I had moved on to my Rod Stewart phase.