Fans of classic pop-rock music are in for a treat. Bonnie Tyler will be singing her power-ballad during the solar eclipse.
The song was penned and produced by Grammy-winning record producer and lyricist Jim Steinman (who has worked with Meatloaf). Tyler’s live version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” at the 1984 Grammy awards at the Shrine Auditorium in California was a perennial fan-favorite, where she showcased her husky voice, and tremendous lung power. She sang it as a duet with Canadian music star Rory Dodd, who was flawless on the “turn around, bright eyes” vocals.
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” was nominated for the 1984 Grammy award for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance,” and while she lost to Irena Cara (“Flashdance… What a Feeling”), Tyler’s empowering, well-received live rendition stole the show.