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"
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
Writer(s) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Jim Steinman
Bonnie Tyler and Todd Rundgren singles chronology
"Here She Comes"
(1984)
"Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It" "If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)"
(1986)

"Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It" is a pop song written and composed by Jim Steinman and has been released in 1986 by Bonnie Tyler in duet with Todd Rundgren. The song appears on Bonnie Tyler's album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire.

A promotional video was made for the song which featured Hywel Bennett who was miming to the Todd Rundgren lines.

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.

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 (1985/6) 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

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