Bonnie Tyler Teams Up With DNCE to Perform 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' During Solar Eclipse

Bonnie Tyler Teams Up With DNCE to Perform 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' During Solar Eclipse

The 66-year-old singer and the band performed the classic hit to commemorate the rare phenomenon, which was accessible to everyone across North America.
What's more exciting than a live performance by a musical legend on a historic day? To commemorate the rare solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, Bonnie Tyler performed her 1983 megahit "Total Eclipse of the Heart". She teamed up with pop-dance band DNCE during the performance for Royal Caribbean's Total Eclipse Cruise.

The ballad song was edited down from its original eight minutes to two minutes and forty seconds, the exact length of the solar eclipse. Bonnie handled the vocal while the group harmonized and played the background music. They delivered a powerful performance as the ship was passing under the shadow.

The ship was positioned in the path of totality where the moon was moving across the sun during the performance. The cruise departed from Orlando, Florida and traveled through the Caribbean. The total solar eclipse was accessible to everyone across North America, with the path of totality stretching from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.

"When the opportunity came around [and we found out] it was during the solar eclipse, it was a no brainer," DNCE said of the collaboration. "It's really awesome when you get the chance to perform in cool and different locations or atmospheres. Performing during the solar eclipse on a cruise ship with Bonnie Tyler is pretty unique."

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" has seemingly become an unofficial anthem for solar eclipse phenomenon. The classic hit has soared in sales in the last few days. The download sales increased by 503% in the week ending August 20.

Additionally, the song has blasted to No. 1 on iTunes chart, surpassing Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Latin smash hit "Despacito". "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is Bonnie's only No. 1 song on Billboard Hot 100, spending four weeks atop the chart back in 1983.

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