Australian singles chart:
Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad entered the Kent Music Report on 10 July 1978 and peaked at #11. The song was #85 on the Top 100 of 1978.
The song is on Bat Out of Hell which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 23 January 1978. It reached #1 on 19 June 1978 and remained there for 8 weeks.
Record label of Australian release:
Jim Steinman wrote this song after his friend, the actress Mimi Kennedy, suggested he write a ballad along the lines of the Elvis Presley song I Want You, I Need You, I Love You. She was implying that he should write something straightforward and simple, but Steinman doesn’t work that way. He used the phrase, but added a degree of Shakespearean drama that was typical of his work.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/meat-loaf/two-out-of-three-aint-bad
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