Monday, May 20, 2024

Eclipse Sends 1984 Bonnie Tyler Song to Number 1 on iTunes, Ditto Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon


I told you Bonnie Tyler was going to benefit from the eclipse.

Right now, Bonnie’s 1984 hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” is Number 1 on the iTunes top 100 singles.

Imagine how many people bought it in the last 24 hours to hit the top spot!

Meanwhile, Pink Floyd’s 1972 “Dark Side of the Moon” is number 3 on the albums chart– behind J Cole and Beyonce.

Eclipse music fans would be smart to check out The Police’s “Invisible Sun” and Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” in which the subject takes his Lear Jet to Nova Scotia to see a total eclipse of the sun.

As I said the other day, Tyler doesn’t get much out of this development since performers aren’t paid royalties on radio play. She’ll get a little from sales. But writer Jim Steinman’s estate will clean up.

Here’s what it looked like through my Samsung S21:

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