Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (1983)
This epic ballad was the Welsh singer's fifth Top 40 single and her biggest hit, reaching #1 in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.
In the UK, the single entered the singles chart at No.49 on 13th Feb 1983, making it the fifth highest new entry that week. The single spent two weeks at the top from March 6th, pushing Michael Jackson down to No.2 with "Billie Jean".
At its peak, the single was selling
60,000 copies per day, and it became the fifth biggest-selling single of 1983.
This was the first track from Tyler's fifth studio album Faster Than the Speed of Night. According to Meat Loaf, the song was offered to him for the album Midnight at the Lost and Found, but his record company turned it down. However, both Bonnie Tyler and songwriter Jim Steinman deny this. Nonetheless, you can imagine Meat Loaf belting out this one can't you?
Lyrics for Total Eclipse of the Heart
Bonnie's most recent album was released on 6th May 2013, and many are saying that it's her best work in a long time. The welsh singer's sixteenth studio album features a varied mix of catchy rock, pop, country and ballads and was mostly recorded in Nashville.