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Paradise by the dashboard Light from 1978 is a rockhit of the singer Meat Loaf. On the plate, he sang the song with Ellen Foley, but at the well-known video clip the singer Karla DeVito 's voice the number. The text and music by Jim Steinman. Paradise by the dashboard Light comes from from the album Bat Out of Hell 1977

In 1978 and 1979 , the number three in the Dutch Top 40 weeks at number 1 and in the National Charts for five weeks. In the Radio 2 Top 2000 of is it since the existence of the list almost always been a fixture in the top ten.

In the song, that has been built up in three parts, cites a man memories of a love-making that he had with a girl in his teens. The setting of this event is classically American: in a parked car. The acts of the boy and the girl are then described in the form of a report of a baseball game. In this part of the song, the vocals provided by sport reporter Phil Rizzuto. The passage is a reference to the American habit to compare various stages of love making with the bases in baseball game: kissing (first base), breasts touching (second base), genitals touch (third base). Just in front of home plate interrupts the girl the Act because they first want to know if the boy called "up to the end of time" from her will continue to keep. The boy in doubt, but eventually chooses for the girl. In the last part he regrets that choice and he hopes that this "end of time" fast will dawn. That many years have passed already evidenced by the coda: "it was long ago. It was far away. And it was so much better than it is today. "

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Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

"Paradise by the dashboard Light" in the Dutch Top 40 - inside: 25-11-1978 inside: 10-09-1988
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Number 22 11 4 2 1 1 1 2 2 5 12 16 28 40 from 26 17 11 9 9 10 14 26 36 from
"Paradise by the dashboard Light" in the Dutch Single Top 100 - inside: 25-11-1978 inside: 27-8-1988
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Number 15 5 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 6 7 14 21 24 37 from 63 29 16 14 4 4 3
Week 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Number 6 8 14 24 57 63 80 from

Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Paradise by the dashboard Light 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 10 6 12 9 11 19 22

JOE FM Hitarchief Top 2000[Edit]Edit

"Paradise by the dashboard Light" JOE fm Hitarchief Top 2000
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Position 9 4 3 5 5
Predecessor:

Trojan horse by Luv '

Dutch Top 40 number-one single

23 december 19 January 1978 - 1979 3 weeks

Successor:

YMCA by Village People

Predecessor:

Trojan horse by Luv '

Number 1-hit in the Dutch Single Top 100

23 december 27 January 1978 - 1979 5 weeks

Successor:

YMCA by Village People

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