A celestial event as rare as a total solar eclipse calls for musical talent as rare as … Bonnie Tyler.
As the moon slipped in front of the sun on Monday, skygazers everyw rocked out to Tyler’s ’80s hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” propelling the song to No. 1 on iTunes by early afternoon.
Tyler can look forward to a nice bump in royalties from across the internet.
The eclipse hype train has already caused a 500 percent bump in digital downloads in the week ending Sunday, Aug. 20, compared to the week before, Billboard reported from Nielsen data.
Over on Spotify, streams of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” saw a whopping 2,859 percent increase compared to the same time two weeks ago, a spokesperson told HuffPost.
On Pandora, the song spiked 4,136 percent in streams on the service, bringing it to a total 146 million plays to date, a spokesperson said.
In honor of the spectacle or perhaps in the name of spectacle itself Tyler herself performed the song live on Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise just as the eclipse passed over the ship.