Read 'Em and Weep

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"Read 'Em and Weep"
Single by Meat Loaf
from the album Dead Ringer
B-side "Everything is permitted"
Released 1981 (1981)
Format 7" / 12" vinyl
Genre Rock
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Jim Steinman, Jimmy Iovine
Meat Loaf singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us"
(1981)
"Read 'Em and Weep"
(1981)
"Peel Out"
(1981)
"I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us"
(1981)
"Read 'Em and Weep"
(1981)
"Peel Out"
(1981)
"Read 'Em and Weep"
Single by Barry Manilow
from the album Greatest Hits Vol. II
Released November 1983 (1983)
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Jim Steinman
Barry Manilow singles chronology
"Some Kind of Friend"
(1983)
"Read 'Em and Weep"
(1983)
"You're Looking Hot Tonight"
(1984)
"Some Kind of Friend"
(1983)
"Read 'Em and Weep"
(1983)
"You're Looking Hot Tonight"
(1984)

"Read 'Em and Weep" is a rock music song composed by Jim Steinman. Originally written for Meat Loaf and recorded for his 1981 album, Dead Ringer, the second of only two tracks on the album produced by Steinman and Jimmy Iovine, it did not become a hit until late-1983, when a slightly rewritten version was recorded by Barry Manilow as one of three new tracks on his compilation album, Greatest Hits, Vol. II. The Manilow version reached number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[1] It was Manilow's last top 40 hit on the Hot 100.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 156.