Hits out of Hell is a 1984 compilation album by Meat Loaf. It includes seven Jim Steinman songs and its original release featured the hit, "Modern Girl" off of Bad Attitude, which came out at about the same time. Meat Loaf never liked that he never had any say in these compilations and numerous others soon followed in Hits out of Hell 's footsteps. The Australian edition of the album is the only CD release of the song "Lost Love", which was originally the b-side to "If You Really Want To" from the Midnight at the Lost and Found album.
A VHS version of Hits Out Of Hell was later released in the UK and included the music video for "Dead Ringer For Love". This was only edited into the US version when it was released with Bat Out Of Hell as a special edition.
In the original video for "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" as released to TV and in 35mm prints, the male/female "Hot Summer Night" prologue from "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" was spoken live by Jim Steinman and Karla DeVito before the song performance. On this compilation, the prologue was removed and spliced in front of the video for "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth," ostensibly to properly replicate the Bat Out of Hell album, and the video for "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" goes right into the performance.