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Today, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire United States from coast to coast for the first time in 99 years. While all of North America will experience the eclipse, those in the path of totality (Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina) will witness the spectacular moment when the moon completely covers the sun, letting just the light from the sun’s mysterious inner corona shine like the most brilliant halo. In prep for having our afternoon cast in a shadow of atronomical darkness, we’re pre-gaming with the music video for one of our favorite pop ballads of the 80s, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler.

Released on Bonnie’s fifth studio album, Faster Than the Speed of Night (1983), “Total Eclipse of the Heart” went on to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984 and has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.

Today, 34 years after its debut Bonnie will perform her chart-topping hit for guests aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise at the precise moment that that moon passes over the sun.

How cool is that?!?!


“Total Eclipse of the Heart” Lyrics:

Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit lonely
And you’re never coming round
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes
Turnaround bright eyes, but every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart

And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
And there’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart

Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart

And I need you now tonight (and I need you now)
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight (and if you only)
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right (’cause we’ll never be wrong)
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
And there’s nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
Turn around bright eyes