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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. "
|"Paradise by the dashboard Light" in the Dutch Top 40 - inside: 25-11-1978||inside: 10-09-1988|
|"Paradise by the dashboard Light" in the Dutch Single Top 100 - inside: 25-11-1978||inside: 27-8-1988|
|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|
|"Paradise by the dashboard Light" JOE fm Hitarchief Top 2000|
|Predecessor:||Dutch Top 40 number-one single||Successor:|
|Predecessor:||Number 1-hit in the Dutch Single Top 100||Successor:|