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TOTAL ECLIPSE 2024 Playlist

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Recently, our Facebook Post went viral. We are urging everyone to play Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart during the four minute, thirty second eclipse totality on April 8 from 3:20-3:25 EDT. Our goal is to bring her 1983 hit back to the number one spot for five minutes on every streaming platform.

But we know that the excitement leading up to the eclipse is just as important as the eclipse itself. So, here’s a list of what we will be playing in the two hours leading up to the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on April 8. Remembering of course to END with Total Eclipse of the Heart. Feel free to load up your playlist with the songs below.

So grab a lawn chair, don your eclipse glasses, enjoy some chocolate mini sunglasses, and connect your blue tooth speaker.

Our rules:

  1. The title of the song must have some reference to the sun, the moon, an eclipse, blinding light, or other sun related “buzz words” like solar or ultraviolet.
  2. Just mentioning those words in the body of the song is not enough.
  3. Being bright or dark is too vague and therefore excluded from this list.
  4. If we don’t personally enjoy listening to the song, it didn’t make the list.


  1. Eclipse, Pink Floyd
  2. Steal My Sunshine, Len
  3. Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
  4. Blinded by the Light, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (or Bruce Springsteen)
  5. Blinded by the Sun, Everlast
  6. Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  7. Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles
  8. Moondance, Van Morrison
  9. Angels on the Moon, Thriving Ivory
  10. Black Hole Sun, Soundgarden
  11. Ain’t No Sunshine, Bill Withers
  12. You Are My Sunshine, Morgane & Chris Stapleton
  13. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Elton John
  14. House of the Rising Sun, The Animals (or Five Finger Death Punch)
  15. Blister in the Sun, Violent Femmes
  16. Sunglasses at Night, Corey Hart
  17. Sunrise, Norah Jones
  18. Sunlight, Hozier
  19. Sunshine of Your Love, Cream
  20. Moonlight, Ariana Grande
  21. Solar Power, Lorde
  22. Ultra Violet (Light My Way), U2
  23. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, The Fifth Dimension
  24. Hard Sun, Eddie Vedder
  25. It’s a Sunshine Day, The Brady Bunch (Don’t Judge!)
  26. Total Eclipse, Handel
  27. Soak up the Sun, Sheryl Crow
  28. Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler