Total Eclipse of the Heart

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Total Eclipse of the Heart - single cover.jpg
Artwork for UK and some European releases
Single by Bonnie Tyler
from the album Faster Than the Speed of Night
B-side
Released1983
Format
Length
  • 6:59 (album version)
  • 5:53 (2013 re-recording for the album Rocks and Honey)
  • 5:32 (music video version)
  • 4:35 (2011 single version)
  • 4:30 (single version)
  • 3:49 (2005 re-recording for the album Wings)
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Jim Steinman
Producer(s)Jim Steinman
Bonnie Tyler singles chronology
"Sayonara Tokyo"
(1981)
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
(1983)
"Take Me Back"
(1983)
Music video
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" on YouTube

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It was written and produced by Jim Steinman, and released on Tyler's fifth studio album, Faster Than the Speed of Night (1983). The song was released as a single by Columbia Records on 11 February 1983 in the United Kingdom and on 31 May 1983 in the United States.

The song became Tyler's biggest career hit, topping the UK Singles Chart, and becoming the fifth-best-selling single in 1983 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the single spent four weeks at the top of the charts, and was Billboard's number-six song of the year for 1983.

Worldwide, the single has sales in excess of 6 million copies[1] and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 1 million copies after its release, updated to Platinum in 2001 when the certification threshold changed.[2] In 2015, the song was voted by the British public as the nation's third favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV.[3]

Background and composition[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 Meat Loaf's producer 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's invitation to collaborate.[4] She returned to his studio apartment weeks later, where Steinman and Rory Dodd performed "Total Eclipse of the Heart" for her. He also hand-picked the recording band for the song.[5]

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" had to be shortened for radio play. Tyler did not believe that the song was radio-friendly at its full length; the song was reduced from seven minutes and two seconds to four minutes and thirty seconds.[6]

The power ballad[7] became Tyler's highest charting song in several countries; 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.[1] 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.

Tyler told Record Mirror that she thought the song was about "someone who wants to love so badly she's lying there in complete darkness."[9]

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 the dark...[10]

He also told People magazine that he thought Tyler sounded like John Fogerty, and wrote the song "to be a showpiece for her voice."[11] Tyler described the song as "a challenge [to sing]," stating that she "[doesn't] like songs that anybody can sing. I like songs that need a lot of energy." After Steinman presented her with the song she told The Times, "I just had shivers right up my spine. ... I couldn't wait to actually get in and record it."[12]

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.[13] Tyler has denied this claim.[14] "Meat Loaf was apparently very annoyed that Jim gave that to me," Tyler stated. "But Jim said he didn't write it for Meat Loaf, that he only finished it after meeting me."[15]

In an interview with journalist Mick Wall shortly after the release of Meat Loaf's 2006 album Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, Steinman stated: "I didn't write [Total Eclipse of the Heart] for anyone but Bonnie." Steinman believed that CBS were expecting him to write something similar to "It's a Heartache", but he had different ideas.[16]

Critical reception[edit]

Mike DeGagne from AllMusic retrospectively 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." He described Roy Bittan's piano playing as "dreamy" and described Tyler's voice as "wonderfully gritty."[17] Donald A. Guarisco, also from AllMusic, retrospectively 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."[18] 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.[11]

Music video[edit]

Holloway Sanatorium steps, which feature in the video

The music video for "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was directed by Russell Mulcahy[19] and was filmed on location at the Holloway Sanatorium, a large Victorian Gothic hospital near Virginia Water, Surrey, England.[20] The video features Bonnie Tyler clad in white, dreaming or fantasizing about her students in a boys' boarding school. Young men are seen dancing and participating in various school activities and singing in a choir.

A long-running urban legend is that the boy who appears throughout the video and who shakes Tyler's hand at the end is former Italian footballer Gianfranco Zola. In a 2012 interview, Zola confirmed that he did not appear in the video.[21]

Live performances[edit]

Since the song's release, Tyler performs "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in every concert she performs.[22] "I sing it much better now than I used to," she told The Huffington Post. "I think my voice is probably not as husky as it was, I think it's mellowed a bit."[23] The song was performed at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, on 28 February 1984.[24] Tyler performed a brief, live performance of this song on a Royal Caribbean cruise during the solar eclipse of 21 August 2017.[25][26]

Live recordings of Tyler performing the song have been released on her live albums Bonnie Tyler Live (2006) and Live in Germany 1993 (2011). Video performances have also been released on Tyler's DVDs, Bonnie on Tour (2006) and the DVD edition of Live in Germany 1993.

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK 7" single[27]

  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

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic (from the album, Faster Than the Speed of Night):[28]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Impact[edit]

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.[70] In 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nation's third favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV.[71]

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" received substantial media attention during the solar eclipse of March 20, 2015. Tyler's version received a 214% increase of Spotify streams throughout the day.[72] A similar impact was experienced during the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, when Nielsen Music reported a 503% increase in record sales.[73] Around that time, the song hit number one on the iTunes chart.[74] On 16 August 2017, it was announced that Tyler would perform the song aboard the MS Oasis of the Seas during the total solar eclipse, backed by American dance-rock band DNCE.[75]

In 2014, the Electric Picnic festival announced Bonnie Tyler as part of the lineup.[76] Tickets were already sold out, though Irish rugby player Cian Healy won the Irish Women's rugby team extra tickets for a comic miming video published on Instagram.[77]

Other versions by Bonnie Tyler[edit]

Since the original release in 1983, Tyler has re-recorded the song several times for albums and subsequent single releases. Her first and most successful re-recording of the song was released in 2003. Tyler recorded a French/English duet version called "Si demain... (Turn Around)" with Kareen Antonn. It peaked at number one in France and Belgium.[78][79] Tyler released another version of the song in 2004 as a duet with Peter Brocklehurst on his album For You.[80] A solo version of the recording was released on her studio album Wings in the following year.

BabyPinkStar recorded the song with Tyler in a punk/electronic remix version that was released as a single in the UK in January 2007.[81] In 2009, Tyler released another version of the song with Welsh choral group Only Men Aloud![1] In 2011, Tyler re-recorded the song on an EP named after the song, released by Cleopatra Records.[82] Her most recent recording of the song appears as a bonus track on her album Rocks and Honey (2013).

Nicki French version[edit]

"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Total Eclipse of the Heart Nicki French.jpg
Single by Nicki French
from the album Secrets
Released27 February 1995
Format
Recorded1994
GenreHi-NRG[83]
Length3:50
Label
  • Bags of Fun
  • Love This
  • Mega
Songwriter(s)Jim Steinman
Producer(s)
Nicki French singles chronology
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
(1995)
"For All We Know"
(1995)
Music video
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" on YouTube

Nicki French released a Hi-NRG remake of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in 1995, which was also a worldwide hit. It originally peaked at No. 54 on the UK Singles Chart in 1994, but reached No. 5 in the after being re-issued in 1995. In the United States, French's version peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, behind "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" by Bryan Adams and it garnered frequent airplay on AC radio. It enjoyed greater success in Australia, spending four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 2 behind "Here's Johnny!" by Hocus Pocus.[84] Elsewhere, the cover reached number 13 in New Zealand, number 16 in Canada, and peaked within the top 10 of several European countries.

French had made her first dance version recording of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in 1994: she 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."[85] 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."[86]

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."[86]

Critical reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "Away is the sandpaper vocal of Bonny Tyler, the edge now comes from the dance context put into the ballad. Needless to say it's an upbeat song anno 1995. Top 10 in the UK."[87]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Other cover versions[edit]

Westlife version[edit]

"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Westlife - Total Eclipse of the Heart (digia download cover).jpg
Promotional single by Westlife
from the album The Love Album
Released2007[117]
Formatdigital download
GenrePop
Length4:40
LabelSony BMG
Songwriter(s)Jim Steinman
The Love Album track listing

Irish boy band Westlife recorded a cover of the song on their 2006 album The Love Album.[118] 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 and No. 55 in Czech Republic. 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 a promotional single in 2007. It was composed in the traditional verse–chorus form in Bb major, with Filan and Feehily's vocal ranging from the chords of C4 to C6.[119]

Promotional CD single[117][120]

  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)

Streaming Counts[edit]

Site Count
Worldwide (YouTube) (Official and unofficial counts included; as of October 2018) 9 million +
Worldwide (Spotify) (as of October 2018) 9 million +

Yuridia version[edit]

Mexican singer Yuridia covered the song in Spanish as "Eclipse Total del Amor" from her second studio album Habla El Corazón in 2006. The single peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart.[121]

L'Aura version[edit]

Italian singer L'Aura covered the song in Italian as "Eclissi del cuore" from her third studio album Sei come me in 2010, which was not originally released as a single. One year later, a new version of the song, now a duet with fellow Italian singer Nek was officially released as a single, this duet peaking at number 6 on the Italian charts.[122]

Parody versions[edit]

A parody of the song and music video were published in 2009, in what the fans and makers call a "literal video version", which is a type of video that replaces the original song lyrics with humorous lyrics describing the images in the video. Time magazine listed it as the 6th best viral video of 2009.[123] This was also the 6th literal video produced by professional video editor David A. Scott Jr.; the singer who performed for this re-dub was Scott's friend Felisha Noble using the pseudonym Persephone Maewyn.[124]

In 2010, Tyler appeared in an advertisement for MasterCard, performing a short parody of the song with its noted new lyric "Turn around, Neville."[125] She performed the original song in a similar advertisement for Westpac in 2012.[126]

Warby Parker produced a parody video in anticipation of the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.[127]

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