The Big Moon serves up a stellar rendition of "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"

It’s hard to escape the influence of Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 melancholic power ballad “Total Eclipse Of The Heart.” Even before the recent surge in popularity, its impact was hard to deny. The song (and its video) has been covered and parodied by dozens of artists, with even Warby Parker getting in on the action. Adding…

The cosmic ballet goes on: 15 of our favorite pop-culture eclipses

The Simpsons has prominently featured a solar eclipse twice in its long run, but most memorably in the Season 20 episode “Gone Maggie Gone,” where Marge is stricken blind and Lisa goes undercover as a nun. Just kidding: Everyone actually remembers the eclipse from “Marge Vs. The Monorail,” in which the celestial event…

Plugs in your ears, fish in a can, and that red-hot star in the sky

You’ve probably seen news coverage about Monday’s solar eclipse, and the corresponding places across the United States that find themselves destinations for viewing the eclipse in its totality. That means the moon will completely cover the sun—and its tenuous atmosphere (the corona)—and will be a totally fucking…

Bonnie Tyler to perform “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” during total eclipse of the sun

In her most on-the-nose gig since performing “Holding Out For A Hero” while standing in line at her favorite submarine sandwich shop, celebrated ’80s chanteuse Bonnie Tyler has announced that she’ll be performing her hit song “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” during next week’s solar eclipse. Not only will Tyler be…

“Total Eclipse Of The Heart” has a surprisingly elaborate musical anatomy

If you go out for a night of karaoke, chances are pretty good you’ll hear someone belting out “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” at some point in the evening. Originally written by Jim Steinman for Meat Loaf and then later popularized by Bonnie Tyler’s chart-topping recording, “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” is one of the…