8: Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1980s

Entered Charts: 19 May 1983
Entry Point: 40
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 14
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Another song like Alone from a few days 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.