Monday, June 17, 2024

Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” Zooms to Number 1 on iTunes, Several Other “Sun” Hits Chart


Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” has zoomed to number 1 on iTunes this afternoon. Tyler sang the song today live from a cruise while the Eclipse was going on in North America. There must be two versions, because “Total Eclipse” is also number 11.

Jim Steinman, author of the Meatloaf songs, wrote the hit. The record was released in 1983.

If you’re a big fan of the song, Barry Levinson’s gem of of a movie “Bandits” features the song in the plot.

Lesson: if you live long enough, everything comes back in style.

Also Eclipsing on the iTunes chart: The Beatles “Here Comes the Sun,’ CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising,” Manfred Mann’s Springsteen take on “Blinded by the Light,” Cat Stevens’ “Moonshadow,” Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” “Eclipse” by Pink Floyd, and of course, “Invisible Sun” by the Police.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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