Cooper wrote this song with Desmond Child
, which is one of the more effective ways to produce a hit. A decade earlier, Child wrote "I Was Made For Lovin' You
" with members of Kiss, which opened the door for outside writers in Rock bands. His next gig was Bon Jovi, resulting in their breakout hits "You Give Love A Bad Name
" and "Livin' On A Prayer
Child, who also produced the Meat Loaf album Bat Out of Hell III
, told us about writing with artists who take on characters in their acts. "It's a fine line between somebody telling the true story of their life in a song and also what their character type calls for," said Child. "It's a blending when it comes to something like that. With Alice Cooper, it's a little bit different, and Meat Loaf, also. Those are true theatrical characters. Alice Cooper, his real name is Vincent Furnier, and Meat Loaf's name is Michael Aday. They created their characters. Both of them started out the same - Alice Cooper was the name of his band and then everybody started calling him Alice Cooper. And the same thing for Meat Loaf. His band was called Meat Loaf, and then people started calling him Meat Loaf. For both of them, it evoked personalities that are so over the top, and so their music really worked theatrically."