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Sales of Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' Up 500

By    |   Monday, 21 August 2017 06:10 PM

Sales of Bonnie Tyler’s 1980s hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” increased more than five-fold in the U.S. for the week ending Aug. 20 compared to the previous week.

The track was downloaded approximately 12,000 times in the week leading up to the eclipse, compared to 2,000 for the week ending Aug. 13, and about 1,000 per week earlier in 2017, according to Billboard.

On Aug. 20 alone, the song had 4,000 downloads, more than double the previous day. The song has sold a total of 1.6 million downloads since its inception on digital media, Billboard reported.

At 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes top-selling songs chart, according to the New York Daily News.

The 1983 hit spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 when it debuted and was nominated for a Grammy Award that year. It was written and produced by Jim Steinman from Meatloaf, as was Tyler’s subsequent Top 40 hit “Holding Out For A Hero.”

Tyler sang the iconic song Monday with DNCE backing her on the Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise, but the eight-minute song was cut down to just two minutes and 40 seconds to match the time of totality guests would experience, the New York Post reported.

Twitter users thought Tyler deserved the popularity spike but wondered who wouldn’t have heard the song by now.

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Sales of Bonnie Tyler's 1980s hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" increased more than five-fold in the U.S. for the week ending Aug. 20 compared to the previous week.
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