7: Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler


Entered Charts: 19 April 1983
Entry Point: 40
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 14

Another song like Alone a couple of songs ago – big and anthemic (is that even a word?).

Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler had enjoyed some success prior to Total Eclipse but voice issues had seen her come back with a totally different, raspier sound. This epic song – the full version goes for over six minutes – is one of those songs that draws you in. Who doesn’t implore “Bright Eyes” to turn around whenever you get the chance.

A great ballad by a great singer.