Bonnie Tyler And DNCE Sang 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' During The Actual Eclipse

It was also No. 1 on iTunes.

On Monday, Americans looked to the sky (with the proper glasses) to witness the total solar eclipse. For many of them, the soundtrack was an obvious one — Bonnie Tyler's 1983 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart."


In fact, the song was such a popular eclipse day choice that the song reached No. 1 on iTunes. Time also reported that the song saw a 2,859 percent increase on Spotify, and was up 500 percent in sales.

However, some eclipse viewers didn't have to stream or download the song, because they got to hear it live. Bonnie Tyler teamed up with Joe Jonas' band DNCE on a cruise ship to perform her hit during the eclipse. According to Rolling Stone, the song's eight-minute runtime was cut down to two minutes and 40 seconds, to line up with the eclipse's totality.

Tyler also gave a sneak peak of her performance live on CNN (above) earlier in the day.

The performance was part of Royal Caribbean's Total Eclipse Cruise, which departed from Orlando and was positioned in the path of totality. It will continue through the Caribbean. 

"Bonnie Tyler was a natural choice for this once-in-a-lifetime moment," Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said of the performance, according to Time. The Welsh singer herself told the publication when the news was announced, "It's going to be so exciting."

Joe Jonas was obviously proud of his performance, sharing video on Twitter and writing, "Oh cool you saw the eclipse... did you sing Total Eclipse of the Heart with Bonnie Tyler on a cruise ship while the Eclipse happened?"

We can't say we did, but at least we can say we watched it.


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