This is certainly true with Bonnie Tyler's smash hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart," which hit number one in several countries in 1983. And unlike some music from the 80s, it is still well-known today. A recent UK survey found it the #1 song people like to sing in the shower. And then there was the song's memorable placement in the 2001 movie Bandits, in which Cate Blancett's over-the-top character takes "Eclipse" as her theme song.
But what do the lyrics actually mean? Here, let's look:
|I take no credit for this genius.|
Like the song itself, the music video to "Total Eclipse" also makes no sense, but there was very little sense to work with. This is pretty evident in the "literal version" of the video, which I will leave you with. Enjoy!