Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell'
Most viewers don't remember the opening sequence to Psycho like they do the famous shower scene or the film's cross-dressed conclusion. But "Bat Out of Hell" writer Jim Steinman told Classic Rock magazine that this homage to teen crash songs of the Fifties began like the Psycho intro. "The way Psycho begins is of a long shot of Phoenix, Arizona, then it goes to a medium shot of the motel room from the outside, then to a closer shot of right outside the motel, and then to a close-up of the two lovers in bed in the motel room," he said. "The song 'Bat Out of Hell' basically starts with that long shot. . . and then it keeps going closer to the bedroom, which is when the girl and he are together."