If that isn't the most perfect fusion of pop and science, we frankly don't know what is.
Mark it in your calendars. On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse, during which the moon fully covers the sun, will be visible to all of North America. Those lucky enough to be on the path of totality from Lincoln Beach, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, will have a view of the total eclipse. Observers who are not along the path of totality will still get to experience a partial eclipse.
"It's going to be so exciting," the singer told Time Magazine. "It doesn't happen very often, does it?"
Tyler's trademark song is naturally a go-to for many music lovers during eclipses. Spotify, the digital music service with thousands of subscribers, noticed that there was a 75 percent increase in streaming of the song after March 2016's total solar eclipse, according to Time. After this exciting announcement went live, YouTube views of the video shot over 302 million views and will likely continue to rise.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" was written and produced by Jim Steinman and is on Bonnie Tyler's 1983 album "Faster Than the Speed of Night." The single, which has sold more than 6 million copies and has made the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles charts — has become a favorite karaoke choice.
"I never thought it would be played on the radio, in the beginning," Tyler admitted to Time. Now, she noted, "it's a massive song… that you hear on the radio all the time, whether it's an eclipse or not."
"And you know, you can bet your life on all these talent shows — X Factor, Britain's Got Talent —[it] pops up so often with the contestants."
Royal CEO Michael Bayley told Time, "Bonnie Tyler was a natural choice for this once-in-a-lifetime moment."