Bonnie Tyler Set to Sing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” During Total Solar Eclipse (Peak 2017)

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On August 21, 2017 the United States will experience a total solar eclipse (of the heart) for the first time since 1979. To celebrate this moment in our planet’s history, Royal Caribbean International is pulling out all the stops– first, they’re launching a Total Eclipse Cruise, which means the boat will also be positioned in an optimal spot for viewing the “critical moment.” And second, they’re bringing in Bonnie Tyler to perform her legendary, “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

In a statement to Time, Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said “Bonnie Tyler was a natural choice for this once-in-a-lifetime moment.”

Though this is a peak 2017 move and should be applauded, it’s important to note that if someone tells you to “turn around, bright eyes!” you shouldn’t do it– looking at the sun during a total solar eclipse could cause serious damage to your eyes.

Again, even if “every now and then” you get “a little bit restless and dream of something wild,” this is not the moment to go against science.


Tyler’s video for the 1983 tune has over 300 million (ironic) views on YouTube and her total (solar) eclipse (of the heart) takes place as she’s falling in love with a student at a prep school and there’s nothing she can do because is living in a very dangerous powder keg that is giving off sparks.

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Though the song is a bit dated, one thing still stands true– “there’s nothing in the universe as magical and wondrous as” a total solar eclipse (of the heart).