"Is Nothing Sacred" is a song written by Jim Steinman and Don Black. It has been recorded by Meat Loaf twice. Jim Steinman composed the music while Don Black wrote the lyrics to this ballad. The song was originally recorded for the 1998 album The Very Best of Meat Loaf, with lead vocals by Meat Loaf. It was re-recorded as a duet featuring Patti Russo for its single release in 1999. The duet debuted at #15 on the UK charts. The duet is also featured as a bonus track on the VH1: Storytellers album. Meat Loaf and Patti Russo performed this song nightly on The Very Best Of tour. A promo video and live performance of the duet can be viewed at youtube.com. Russell Watson has released a cover of the song. Celine Dion, Karine Hannah, and Rob Evan as part of The Dream Engine have all provided lead vocals for unreleased recordings of this song.