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"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Single by Bonnie Tyler
from the album Faster Than the Speed of Night
B-side "Take Me Back"
Released 11 February 1983 (UK)
31 May 1983 (US)
Format 7", 12"t
Recorded 1982
Genre Soft rock
Length 7:02 (Album version)
4:30 (Single version)
5:32 (Music video version)
3:49 (2005 re-recording for the album Wings)
4:35 (2011 single version)
5:53 (2013 re-recording for the album Rocks and Honey)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Jim Steinman
Certification Platinum (RIAA, CRIA)
Gold (SNEP, BPI, FIMI)
Bonnie Tyler singles chronology
"Goodbye to the Island"
(1981)
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
(1983)
"Faster Than the Speed of Night"
(1983)
Audio sample
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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a song written and produced by Jim Steinman, and recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for her studio album Faster Than the Speed of Night.

Released as a single in early 1983 in the UK and later that summer in the US, it was the first release from the album and became Tyler's biggest career hit, reaching number one in several countries including the UK, where it was the fifth-best-selling single in 1983, and the US, making her the first and only Welsh singer to reach the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100. It was Billboard's number-six song of the year for 1983.[1]

With physical sales in excess of 9 million copies, Tyler's recording is one of the best-selling singles of all time.[2] In a 2013 UK survey, the song came first in a list of most popular songs to sing in the shower, above songs by Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, One Direction and Elton John.[3]

Background[edit]

After her contract with RCA Records ended in 1981, Tyler found a new manager in David Aspden and after seeing Meat Loaf perform "Bat Out of Hell" live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, approached Jim Steinman and asked him to be her producer.[4] Tyler visited Steinman in his apartment in New York in April 1982 with her manager, where she was presented with two tracks — "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" and "Goin' Through the Motions". She stated that had she not liked the songs Steinman played for her, he would have rejected Tyler.[4] She returned to his studio apartment weeks later, where Steinman and Rory Dodd presented "Total Eclipse of the Heart" to her. Steinman told People magazine he "wrote it to be a showpiece for [Tyler's] voice."[5]

Steinman said in an interview with playbill, "with Total Eclipse of the Heart, I was trying to come up with a love song and I remembered I actually wrote that to be a vampire love song. Its original title was Vampires in Love because I was working on a musical of Nosferatu, the other great vampire story. If anyone listens to the lyrics, they're really like vampire lines. It's all about the darkness, the power of darkness and love's place in dark..." [6]

The power ballad remains Tyler's most successful song, peaking at No. 1 in the United States, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. At its peak, it sold 60,000 copies per day, and approximately 6 million copies in total.[7] It won the Variety Club award in the UK for best single of 1983.[8] The song also made number 82 of VH1's top 100 love songs.

According to Meat Loaf, Steinman had written the song, along with "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", for Meat Loaf's album Midnight at the Lost and Found; however, Meat Loaf's record company refused to pay Steinman and he wrote separate songs himself. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was then given to Bonnie Tyler and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" to Air Supply.[9] Tyler has denied this claim.[10]

The song's melody originally appeared as part of the soundtrack for the 1980 film A Small Circle of Friends.

Critical reception[edit]

Mike DeGagne from Allmusic described "Total Eclipse of the Heart" as "one of the finest ballads ever to hit radio." He noted the "lush instrumentation" and said that Tyler's voice "produced the perfect type of "desperate lovelorn" effect to suit the romantic lyrics."[11] Donald A. Guarisco, also from Allmusic, reviewed Faster Than the Speed of Night, and noted the song as an "epic ballad," describing the whole album as "rock at its most melodramatic."[12] Jim Beviglia from American Songwriter said that Tyler's raspy vocals helped to legitimize the "melodrama inherent in the lyrics," and described the song as a "garment-rending, chest-beating [and] emotionally exhausting ballad" that suits the throes of a turbulent relationship.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was directed by Russell Mulcahy. It was story-boarded by Jim Steinman and drew inspiration from the 1976 film Futureworld. The Gothic-themed video features Bonnie Tyler clad in white, apparently having an erotic dream or fantasy about her students in a boys' boarding school. Young men are seen dancing and participating in various school activities such as swimming, karate, gymnastics, football, fencing, soccer, and singing in a choir. The video was shot at Holloway Sanatorium, notable for its Gothic architecture and distinguished for the multi-arched grand entrance as seen at the end of the video.

Personnel[edit]

Versions with Bonnie Tyler or Jim Steinman involvement[edit]

  • In December 2003, a re-recorded French/English duet version called "Si demain... (Turn Around)" was released. It was sung by Bonnie Tyler and Kareen Antonn and peaked at No. 1 in France and Belgium.[13]
  • BabyPinkStar recorded the song with Bonnie Tyler in a punk/electronic remix version that was released in the UK in January 2007.[14]
  • Bonnie Tyler released a new version of the song in 2009 with Welsh choral group Only Men Aloud! backing her.[7]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Order of precedence
Preceded by
"Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant
Canadian CHUM number-one single
20 August 1983 – 27 August 1983 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Maniac" by Michael Sembello
Preceded by
"White Wedding" by Billy Idol
Canadian RPM number-one single
13 August 1983 – 20 August 1983 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Our House" by Madness
Preceded by
"I Was Only Nineteen" by Redgum
Australian number-one single
30 May 1983 – 4 July 1983 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Flashdance... What a Feeling" by Irene Cara
Preceded by
"Beat It" by Michael Jackson
New Zealand number-one single
3 July 1983 – 24 July 1983 (4 weeks)
Preceded by
"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
13 March 1983 – 27 March 1983 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Let's Dance" by David Bowie
UK Singles Chart number-one single
12 March 1983 – 19 March 1983 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Is There Something I Should Know?" by Duran Duran
Preceded by
"Tell Her About It" by Billy Joel
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
1 October 1983 – 22 October 1983 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
Preceded by
"The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats
US Cash Box number-one single
8 October 1983 – 29 October 1983 (4 weeks)
Preceded by
"Främling" by Carola Häggkvist
Norwegian number-one single
22/1983 – 26/1983 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Heat Is On" by Agnetha Fältskog
Preceded by
"Up Where We Belong"
by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
South African number-one single
3 June 1983 – 15 July 1983 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Drop the Pilot" by Joan Armatrading

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK 7" single
  1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" — 4:29
  2. "Take Me Back" — 5:05
US 7" single
  1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" — 4:29
  2. "Straight from the Heart" — 3:38
UK 12" single
  1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" — 6:59
  2. "Take Me Back" — 5:22

Cover versions[edit]

It has been covered several times, and rewritten with Michael Kunze for the musical Tanz der Vampire as "Totale Finsternis". The Fox TV show Glee recorded it for episode 17 of season 1, "Bad Reputation", and featured vocals from Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff. The NBC reality talent show The Voice recorded as a commercial for the fourth season and featured vocals by Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira.

Westlife version[edit]

"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Westlife - Total Eclipse of the Heart (promotional cover).jpg
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" cover
Promotional single by Westlife from the album The Love Album
Released 2007[52]
Format CD Single
Genre Pop
Length 4:40[53]
Label Sony BMG
Writer Jim Steinman
Alternative cover
Digital download cover in iTunes

Irish boy band Westlife recorded a cover of the song on their 2006 album The Love Album.[54] The song would have been released as the album's second single but was cancelled due to their The Love Tour conflicts, though a promo release still reached No. 5 on the radio charts in the Philippines. Three official remixes have been made for their version as well as a remix done by Jim Steinman, which was ultimately rejected by the record label but has surfaced on the Internet. The song was released as promotional single on 2007.[52]

Track listing[edit]

  • Promotional CD single[52]
  1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Sunset Strippers Verse Club Mix)
  2. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Sunset Strippers Dub Mix)
  3. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Sunset Strippers Radio Edit)

Nicki French version[edit]

"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Single by Nicki French
from the album Secrets
Released 27 February 1995
Format CD single, cassette single, 7", 12"
Recorded 1994
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:50
Label Bags of Fun, Love This, Mega
Writer(s) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Mike Stock
Matt Aitken
Certification Silver (BPI)
Gold (RIAA)
Platinum (ARIA)
Nicki French singles chronology
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
(1995)
"For All We Know"
(1995)

Nicki French released a Hi-NRG remake of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in 1995, which was also a worldwide hit. In the United States, French's version peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100[55] and garnered frequent airplay on CHR and AC radio. It also reached No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart after being re-issued in 1995.[56]

French had made her first dance version recording of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in 1994 : French had purchased the Bonnie Tyler original as a teenager in 1983 and reacted negatively to the original suggestion that she (i.e. French) remake the song as dance track — "I thought, no, it's too strong a song to go down the dance route. You know, it demeans it almost. But then I thought well, I'll give it a go. And as soon as I heard the track, I thought it actually does work."[57] French's first recording of "Total Eclipse of the Heart", made with John Springate of the Glitter Band producing, came to the attention of Mike Stock and Matt Aitken who produced their own recording of the song by French and it was this version which appeared on the UK chart dated 15 October 1994 at No. 54. French would recall: "I just thought oh well that was great...I've [worked with] Mike Stock and Matt Aitken and it was a dream come true...we tried and I had a great time...And then about two months later I had a call out of the blue from Mike saying the buzz will not die down on this track so we're going to re-record the beginning...and we're going to re-release it at the beginning of 1995."[58]

According to French, her remake of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" became popular in the UK and the US in distinct remixes: "the slower version was the one that actually took a hold in the UK where originally they started with the fast one and then decided to go with the [remix which began] in the same vein as the Bonnie Tyler version [and then] sped up when the chorus came in...In the US it was the [remix] which was fast all the way through."[58]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[56] 54
Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[59] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[60] 14
Canada (RPM 100 Hit Tracks)[61] 16
Canada (RPM Adult Contemporary)[62] 17
Canada (RPM Dance)[63] 1
Germany (Media Control Charts)[64] 65
Ireland (IRMA)[23] 15
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[65] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[66] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[67] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[68] 5
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[34] 20
US Billboard Adult Top 40[55] 36
US Billboard Hot 100[55] 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[55] 37
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[55] 5
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[55] 12
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[55] 1
US Cash Box[69] 3
Preceded by
"Boom Boom Boom" by The Outhere Brothers
Canadian RPM Dance number-one single
7 August 1995 – 14 August 1995 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Be My Lover" by La Bouche
Preceded by
"I Know" by Dionne Farris
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream number-one single
10 June 1995 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts

Other versions[edit]

See also[edit]

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