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Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

February 8, 1999
4.7 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: February 8, 1999
  • Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Duration: 4:29 minutes
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  • ASIN: B002ATZLEO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,971 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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If a woman's soul can be tortured, she has every right to proclaim her emotive state to the high heavens. Her exquisite nature - when agitated beyond reasonable expectations in a romance - becomes less than civil - she has to shout out her romantic frustrations to be heard correctly. This is perhaps the case with the now famous power ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart"; sung by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler; written/produced by the gifted Jim Steinman; backup vocals by Rory Dodd (who can be distinctly heard singing `echo'), Eric Troyer, and Bryan Adams. One can only assume that Pagan Norse sirens - gathering themselves from a swim across the tumultuous fjords - commanded the `backup vocals' in order to heighten the experience for one and all. Such is the case with our brilliant vocalist Tyler, whose presence alone is ethereal and whose magnificent voicing in this particular song - gave rise to the tidal wave that followed once this classic & epic song was released around the world to great acclaim and praise.

Suffice it to say that we can replay this song to our heart's content on any given, bleached out, saddened afternoon - and remove ourselves from any doldrums by soaking up again the powerful crescendos and decrescendos within this romantic Valhalla ballad. Can only assume Tyler is singing for Viking women-warriors throughout the land, who carry torches for their men (hopefully not to burn them where it truly hurts) and howl at the moonface of their melancholia rather than remain passive and complacent.
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If a woman's soul can be tortured, she has every right to proclaim her emotive state to the high heavens. Her exquisite nature - when agitated beyond reasonable expectations in a romance - becomes less than civil - she has to shout out her romantic frustrations to be heard correctly. This is perhaps the case with the now famous power ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart"; sung by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler; written/produced by the gifted Jim Steinman; backup vocals by Rory Dodd (who can be distinctly heard singing `echo'), Eric Troyer, and Bryan Adams. One can only assume that Pagan Norse sirens - gathering themselves from a swim across the tumultuous fjords - commanded the `backup vocals' in order to heighten the experience for one and all. Such is the case with our brilliant vocalist Tyler, whose presence alone is ethereal and whose magnificent voicing in this particular song - gave rise to the tidal wave that followed once this classic & epic song was released around the world to great acclaim and praise.

Suffice it to say that we can replay this song to our heart's content on any given, bleached out, saddened afternoon - and remove ourselves from any doldrums by soaking up again the powerful crescendos and decrescendos within this romantic Valhalla ballad. Can only assume Tyler is singing for Viking women-warriors throughout the land, who carry torches for their men (hopefully not to burn them where it truly hurts) and howl at the moonface of their melancholia rather than remain passive and complacent.
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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is bombastic, bat-sh*t crazy, and I LOVE IT! It only gets better with age. Jim Steinman is an over-the-top rock-n-roll genius, and Bonnie Tyler sings the hell out his melodrama masquerading as a pop song. Five stars in 1984, Five stars in 2013, Five stars Forever.
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This version has the last verse of the song that is not normally played on the radio.
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YES!! About a dozen different edits and remixes of this song are available, but FINALLY, here is the five-and-one-half-minute version which I could never hear often enough on the radio back in 1983, which I played so many times that I wore out two 45s, and which goes along with what is quite possibly one of the most awesomely bizarre videos to ever hit MTV. Very happy to have found it at last.
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This has to be one of my top 10 all time favorite songs of any modern music era. Total Eclipse of the Heart is a beautiful and haunting song that I just never get tired of listening to. Like Holding out for a Hero, Bonnie Tyler pours her heart and soul into this song.
If you like this song, you must check out the music video on Youtube, which was also incredible for it's time.
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I have always loved this song, and had the title wrong, but someone said the title on TV, and I quickly went to buy the MP3 of it. I thought it was "Turn around Bright Eyes". I'm so glad that I bought it!!
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You've just gotta love this song, no matter what kind of music you usually like. And check out the original video on youtube. It just might be the most bizarre video of all time (but you will get obsessive and watch it more than once). Our family loves to sing this song in the car.
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