Jim Steinman - Career Highlights
Rights to his first play "The Dream Engine" were purchased by Joseph Papp (founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival) during intermission while attending a performance at Amherst College.
The Guiness Book Of World Records recognizes Bat Out Of Hell as the longest charting album in history. Bat Out Of Hell is also the largest selling debut album of all time and the third largest selling album ever.
Steinman conceived and co-directed the highly influential proto-videos "Bat Out Of Hell" and "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" during the pre-MTV era.
Wrote the #1 UK/Euro Chart single "Dead Ringer For Love."
Jim Steinman's total eclipse of the charts - for four consecutive weeks "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" holds the #1 spot with "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" at #2, making Jim the only individual to have written and produced songs that were #1 and #2 simultaneously.
Grammy Award Nominated Song Of The Year (1983) "Total Eclipse Of The Heart."
Wrote and produced the #1 Adult Contemporary single "Left In The Dark."
Wrote and produced the #1 UK/Euro Chart single "Holding Out For A Hero."
The Jim Steinman directed video "If You Were A Woman And I Was A Man" was nominated for seven Billboard Video Awards.
Produced the #1 Alternative Chart single "This Corrosion."
Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell the fastest selling album since Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Grammy Award Nominated Song Of The Year (1993) "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)."
#1 Album Of The Year Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell and #1 Single Of The Year "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" in England with similar status worldwide.
Co-producer of the #1 British single "Never Forget."
Wrote and produced the #1 epic "It's All Coming Back To Me Now."
Winner BMI Pop Song Of The Year 1997 "It's All Coming Back To Me Now."
Lyricist for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games (Nagano, Japan) Theme Song "When Children Rule The World / Whistle Down The Wind."
The eagerly anticipated cast album for Tanz Der Vampire enters the Austrian charts at #4.
Steinman's music is scientifically proven a road hazard.