The title of the song Everything works if you let it was a saying of the character played by Meat Loaf in his first starring role in the 1980 film Roadie.

Did Meat Loaf ever perform this song live in a concert, or in a recording other than in the movie itself?

  • I need assistance with proper tagging; for example there isn't an identify-this-performance tag.
    – uhoh
    Mar 3, 2020 at 1:36
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    Your tags are fine, though I'm not sure if history is relevant.
    – Bebs
    Mar 3, 2020 at 7:54

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I've gone through Meatloaf's set lists, and while it is not exhaustive, I can't locate any reference that he performed this song live. Also, I can't find any reference to Meatloaf performing this song on Youtube, something that you would expect to find for an artist of this fame.

  • Thank you for taking the time to look into this and post an answer! :-)
    – uhoh
    Sep 29, 2020 at 8:08
  • I've never been able to get my hands on a copy of the movie, but after listening to Cheap Trick's Everything Works If You Let It once again, I'm now sure that that is the version I'm remembering, and some how superimposing/lip-synching Meatloaf's face to it. I think some of my "lifestyle choices" in the 1980's has messed with my memories of the time :-)
    – uhoh
    Dec 12, 2022 at 1:05

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