Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse …" Sees Astronomical Jump In Sales
You've probably already read about the quick-thinking folks at Royal Caribbean, who launched one of their ships on a Total Eclipse Cruise during today's so-called Great American Eclipse, with none other than Bonnie Tyler booked to perform her GRAMMY-nominated No. 1 hit "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" during the astrological event's penultimate moment.
What you may not know, however, is the unforeseen effect that the solar event has had on the singer's download sales for the song in question. Case in point: they’ve skyrocketed.
Today, Billboard is reporting that the singer's digital download sales have jumped astronomically to the tune of over 500% in the past week. Furthermore, the nationwide fervor over the coming daylight darkening of the sunny skies propelled "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" to the Top 10 on iTunes' download sales chart this morning.
While much of the national hype over today's eclipse centered around the misconception that the phenomenon is a "once in a lifetime" occurrence, the next total solar eclipse that will be visible in much of the U.S. will occur in just seven short years, and its darkest moment, or "totality," is expected to last over twice as long as today's event.
Perhaps download sales of Tyler's iconic song will soar even higher in anticipation of the next Great American Eclipse in 2024? We will just have to wait and see.