Bonnie Tyler will sing “Total Eclipse pf the Heart”, her hit single in the 80s, on a cruise ship that holds special event on the solar eclipse today.

Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler was invited to perform her “Total Eclipse” hit on a Caribbean cruise ship today, August 21. Her performance will mark the total solar eclipse occurring today. The back singers will be the US pop group DNCE.

Tyler told Time: “It’s going to be so exciting. It doesn’t happen very often, does it?”

The total solar eclipse will cross the United States starting 10 a.m. (Oregon time) and will end at 3 p.m. (South Carolina time). This is the first total eclipse of the sun that is visible on the United States territory since 1979. In Europe, it will be only partially visible.

The ship cruise, Oasis of the Seas, will be hosting, has organized a “once-in-a-lifetime” viewing party out at sea. The event is organized by Royal Caribbean. CEO Michael Bayley told NBC that Tyler was the “natural choice” for this event.

The “international first lady of rock”, as dubbed by Royal Caribbean PR, Bonnie Tyler released “Total Eclipse of the Heart” video in 1983. Upon release, the single rocketed on the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It remained at No.1 for four weeks in a row.

The ballad was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (1984) and an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single (1984).

Since the total eclipse performance announcement, digital download sales of 80s ballad have rose more than 500 percent, according to Billboard.

 

 

Bonnie Tyler, 66, debuted with singles “Lost in France” and “More Than a Lover”, from her album The World Starts Tonight (1977). Her first hit was “It’s a Heartache”, released in 1978. Other hits of Tyler’s are: “Holding Out for a Hero” (1984) and “Bitterblue” (1991).