Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ Music Video Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube


By Cynthia-G-Toups

Rejoice, for Bonnie Tyler’s timeless 1983 hit, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” has achieved an astonishing one billion views on YouTube. This iconic music video, shot at England’s Holloway Sanatorium, marks a historic milestone as the first of the Welsh artist’s creations to attain such a remarkable feat.

Crafted and overseen by Jim Steinman, a renowned collaborator with Meat Loaf, this track dominated the charts, reigning at No. 1 for an impressive four weeks upon its initial release. Much of its widespread acclaim can be attributed to its groundbreaking music video. This audacious, academia-themed visual masterpiece was masterfully directed by the trailblazing Russell Mulcahy, the visionary behind MTV’s inaugural video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. Tyler’s musical journey continued with yet another top 40 hit in 1984, a Steinman-produced gem featured on the Footloose soundtrack, titled “Holding Out for a Hero.”


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