Monday, August 21, 2017

TURN AROUND. Total eclipse sees a resurgent Bonnie Tyler eclipse everything as she conquers the world's hearts.

Monday's total solar eclipse in America eclipsed everything - except Bonnie Tyler whose star burnt brightest thanks to her hit song "Total Eclipse of the Heart".

While the American president Donald Trump was warned not to - and then decided to look directly into the sun - it was Bonnie Tyler who lit up on Monday during the total eclipse when she sang her hit 1983 song on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and beforehand also did several interviews with a multitude of TV news channels and shows.

Bonnie's trippy power ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart" surged to number 1 on iTunes and sales of the single jumped a whopping 267% on Amazon as the solar eclipse took place across America but was beamed by satellites to TV screens and followed worldwide.

Her Greatest Hits album also climbed to number 3 on Amazon's Movers & Shakers list. On the music streaming service, play of her song surged 2 859%.

According to Billboard, digital download sales of the song jumped by 503%.

Meanwhile, as everyone tries to just hold on forever and South Africa's Elon Musk on Monday warned against killer robots, REM silently waited their turn for "It's the End of the World" - probably not too far off now since we're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks.

On CNN - that always said it was different than E! Entertainment - anchor John Berman interviewed Bonnie Tyler, because, lets face it, when there's a total solar eclipse, Bonnie belting out a ballad is what we as the world need more than ever.

While a buoyant Bonnie (67) on a boat in the Bermuda Triangle was trying to keep her hair out of her face, John Berman awkwardly asked her" "How do you think a total eclipse of the heart differs from a total eclipse of the sun?"

Because it's important, he also wanted to know from Bonnie "Can you stare into a total eclipse of the heart without glasses?"

(Well, don't ask Donald Trump - he just might decide he wants to.)

Brave Bonnie in her raspy voice tried her best to answer and said "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is "the number one karaoke song".

Then Bonnie - who said the universe is amazing - decided to sing. And just like that, while the world these days seems to be falling apart, she brought back the light to our lives.

Luckily the CNN studio's fire sprinkler system was switched off or wasn't working on Monday because the anchor took out and flicked on a lighter, swaying a flame from side to side.

There was nothing we could do, but social media had a field day:

Thankfully the British were more reserved in their proper solar eclipse coverage.

On Sky News (DStv 402) anchor Kay Burley was running around just like she did at the Lindo Wing when Kate and Prince William had babies, asking people starting at the solar eclipse how they're feeling.

Even The Guardian was helpful for those suffering from bright eyes:

Forever really is gonna start tonight.

Here's Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" music video. But be warned - ninjas: