"Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" is a song composed and written by Jim Steinman. It was first featured on Steinman's 1981 solo album Bad for Good, with lead vocals by an uncredited Rory Dodd (though the song is credited to Steinman). It was later recorded by Meat Loaf, and released in 1993 as the third single from the album Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell.
Both the Steinman original and the Meat Loaf remake were Top 40 hits. Steinman's version hit #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #14 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. The Meat Loaf version reached #11 in the UK and #13 on the Hot 100.
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