30 Day Song Challenge #11

Day 11: a song you never get tired of.

Bonnie Tyler — Total Eclipse of the Heart

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” is one of my all-time favorite songs. Despite having heard this song a gazillion times (in countless cover versions, in Dutch, Hungarian, Japanese, German, Portuguese, Russian, Finish, French, and Polish), I cannot ever get enough of the original. It is just too damn perfect.

The problem I have with most covers is that they don’t go all the way over the top. If you don’t do that, you get a limp, insipid, uninspired mess. But when you do take it over the top, the result can be glorious.