Friday, June 12, 2009

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” was the most successful hit recorded by the Welsh pop singer Bonnie Tyler, reaching the number one spot in 1983, on the American, Australian, Canadian, and British charts. The song, written by producer Jim Steinman, was originally offered to Meat Loaf (aka Michael Lee Aday), but his record company turned it down. Not enough high drama, perhaps.

For this week’s Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy, we feature both the original music video, as well as the ever-popular (at least for yours truly) “literal remix” version. There is also a website where you can get audio clips and lyrics of the song in a dozen languages. Maybe this will raise the high drama for some of you (as it also requires a mild content warning). Something about Fonzie being cloned. Aaaaay!

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