Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Bonnie Tyler to sing Total Eclipse of the Heart during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler to sing Total Eclipse of the Heart during solar eclipse

Tyler insists she's not anxious about feeling seasick because she has a ship of her own and that her 1980s' hit is longer than the time it takes for the eclipse to happen.

Bonnie Tyler has some thoughts on why the track has become such a classic, namely because it's "beautiful."It made me cry, because I loved it so much", Tyler told TIME of her first experience hearing it". The song, though, is considerably longer than the event.

The eclipse, due to take place on Monday's is set to last a little over two minutes and 40 seconds. But if you were ever anxious that history would remember Old School and The Dan Band's usurpation of "Total Eclipse of My Heart" over Bonnie's anthemic, multi-platinum original, then worry no more.

The person responsible for the song was songwriter Jim Steinman - if that name sounds familiar, it's because he's best known for writing some of the greatest hits of all time for artists like Meat Loaf.

"Bonnie Tyler was a natural choice for this once-in-a-lifetime moment", added Michael Bayley, president and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean International.

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Bonnie Tyler Will Perform "Total Eclipse of the Heart" During the Total Eclipse

When TIME asked if Tyler was anxious about getting seasick on the Total Eclipse Cruise, or being put off when the eclipse occurs, she told them she owns a ship and goes "with the flow" and that she isn't anxious about anything like that. "He's never going to work with you.' And I said, 'Well, ask him!' You don't get until you ask", Tyler recalled".

The 66-year-old legend will leave the ship after the show to continue a tour of her new album, Rocks And Honey.

Make your way down to Orlando, Florida to catch a ride on their 7-day Total Eclipse cruise, setting sail August 20. "I go with the flow, darling".

Of course, there are many wonderful versions of the song, and if you (like most of the world) won't get a chance to watch Tyler perform live, you have plenty of other options. "I'm not anxious about things like that" the "Holding Out For A Hero" signer told the BBC.

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