Why Famous: Known as the "Father of the Power Ballard," Steinman is responsible for such hit songs as “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” “Holding Out For A Hero,” and "Bat out of Hell."
Having sold more than 190 million records worldwide, Steinman was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2012.
- 1983-02-11 Single "Total Eclipse of the Heart" sung by Bonnie Tyler and composed by Jim Steinman is released
- 1993-09-15 Single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" sung by Meat Loaf and composed by Jim Steinman is released. Goes on to be No. 1 in 28 countries.
- 1998-08-03 Irish band Boyzone release their best-selling single "No Matter What" composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman