Get Pumped For the Total Solar Eclipse with Three Versions of ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’
The total solar eclipse will move its way across the country today as millions look up to the sky with their dark glasses to view this amazing celestial phenomenon. What's the perfect soundtrack for this moment? 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' of course.
Originally released in 1983, it became the biggest hit of all time for singer Bonnie Tyler with over 6 million copies of the single sold worldwide.
The video however is terrible.
Fast forward 12 years to 1995 and Nicki French made it to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her dance version of 'Total Eclipse of the Heart.' There are actually two versions, one that starts off sounding almost identical to Bonnie Tyler's version until the dance beat kicks in. This was the popular version in the UK. The version that was big in the U.S. had the dance beat all the way through.
What may be the best version of 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' is the 'literal video version' created by David A. Scott and Persephone Maewyn. It changed the lyrics in Bonnie Tyler's original music video to match everything happening on screen, and it's hilarious.
So grab your special safety eclipse viewing glasses, put on your headphones and crank whichever 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' version you prefer. It's a chance of a lifetime....that is if you unfortunately kick it before the next total solar eclipse in 2024.