Total Eclipse of the Heart

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a song recorded by Bonnie Tyler. It was written and produced by Jim Steinman, and released on Tyler's fifth studio album, Faster Than the Speed of Night (1983). The song was released as a single by Columbia Records on 11 February 1983 in the United Kingdom and on 31 May 1983 in the United States.

Worldwide, the single has created 6 million copies[1] and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 1 million copies after its release.[2] In 2015, the song was voted by the British public as the nation's third favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV.[3]

In early 2021, the Marsh family, a couple with four children in Faversham, Kent, produced a parody version titled "Totally Fixed Where We Are." The lyrics express the feelings of people in the U.K. under a third lockdown during the 2020/2021 Covid-19 pandemic.[4] The video was uploaded to YouTube on February 2, 2021, and in less than a week got over 1.4 million views.[5]

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  1. "Tyler releases new Total Eclipse". BBC News Online. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. Grein, Paul (14 May 1989). "New Golden Rule: 500,000 Sales Mark for All Singles". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  3. Westbrook, Caroline (25 July 2015). "The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One: 12 more classic 80s chart-toppers which didn't make the cut". Metro. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  4. Somos, Christy (6 February 2021). "U.K. family covers 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' in pandemic parody video". Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  5. "Totally Fixed Where We Are". YouTube. 2 February 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021.