Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It

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"Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It"
Loving you's is a dirty job.jpg
Single by Bonnie Tyler and Todd Rundgren
from the album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire
B-side
  • "Under Suspicion"
  • "It's a Jungle Out There"
Released November 1985 (Europe)
1986 (US)
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Genre Rock, wagnerian rock
Length 7:48
5:40 (7")
4:57 (US Promo 7")
Label CBS
Songwriter(s) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Jim Steinman
Bonnie Tyler singles chronology
"Holding Out for a Hero"
(1984)
"Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It"
(1985)
"If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)"
(1986)

"Holding Out for a Hero"
(1984)
"Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It"
(1985)
"If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)"
(1986)
Todd Rundgren singles chronology
"Bang the Drum All Day"
(1983) Bang the Drum All Day1983
"Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It"
(1985) Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It1985
Music video
"Loving You's a Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It)" on YouTube

"Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It" is a song performed by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler and American singer Todd Rundgren, taken from Tyler's sixth studio album, Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire (1986). Written and produced by Jim Steinman, the track was released as the second single from the album in 1985.

Artwork for the single features cover paintings by the British artist and designer Edward Burne-Jones. 12" editions feature the cover painting The Beguiling of Merlin while 7" editions feature Phyllis and Demophoon. Some territories feature a photograph of Tyler. The music video features Welsh actor Hywel Bennett miming Rundgren's lines.

The song has been re-recorded by Meat Loaf on his 2016 album Braver Than We Are, as a duet with Stacy Michelle.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It" (Jim Steinman) — 5:40
  2. "Under Suspicion" (B. Tyler, P. Hopkins, P. Oxendale) — 4:24
12" maxi
  1. "Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It" (long version) (Jim Steinman) — 7:48
  2. "Under Suspicion" (B. Tyler, P. Hopkins, P. Oxendale) — 4:24
  3. "It's a Jungle Out There" (Dennis Polen, Paul Pilger, William Moloney) — 3:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985–86) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 35
France (SNEP)[2] 34
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 41
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[4] 24
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 73
US Cashbox (magazine)[6] 82
Portugal Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa[7] 3
Eurocharts European Hot 100 Singles[8] 96

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bonnie Tyler – Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bonnie Tyler – Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Cashbox Pop Singles". Retrieved Sep 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Music & Media" (PDF). Retrieved Oct 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Eurocharts Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Retrieved Oct 17, 2017.

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