The opening track from the 1977 Bat Out Of Hell album, the fourth best-selling album worldwide.
"Bat Out Of Hell" is an expression meaning very fast. Like all of Meat Loaf's hits, this was written by pianist Jim Steinman. He said he wrote this to be the ultimate "Motorcycle crash song." The lyrics refer to a rider being thrown off his bike in a wreck and his organs exposed: "And the last thing I see is my heart still beating / Breaking out of my body and flying away / Like a bat out of hell."