Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Ka-ching! Bonnie Tyler’s Cult Classic “Total Eclipse of the Heart” Soaring in Sales with Monday’s Real Eclipse Coming


As everyone knows, Monday will bring a total solar eclipse. People are buying their glasses and driving to Niagra Falls for the best look.

But there’s another eclipse going on thanks to the sun and the moon, a Total Eclipse of the Heart.

Bonnie Tyler’s cult classic 1984 hit, written by Jim Steinman, is soaring in sales right now and sure to get bigger as the weekend approaches.

According to Luminate, “Total Eclipse” in 2024 has jumped from 40,000 copies to 80,000 copies to over 120,000 — mostly from streaming. You can be there will excessive radio airplay as we get closer to the weekend.

Of course, Tyler will make just pennies from this uproar because she didn’t write the song. Steinman’s estate owns the publishing, so the huge uptick will benefit just him on regular radio. Bonnie will get a few cents from Spotify. This is because there is still no performance royalty for terrestrial radio. Shameful!

Check out one of Barry Levinson’s best movies, “Bandits,” to hear Cate Blanchett fangirl over the song.

Remember, wear those cardboard glasses when you listen:

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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