When one of my high school friends was dumped by her gay boyfriend (we all knew he was gay, never sure why she didn’t), she made me drive her around with her in her parents’ Mercedes all night listening to “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” On repeat. On cassette. While she cried. It was traumatizing to have a beloved childhood song become the soundtrack for teenage histrionics. I’ve since reappropriated the Bonnie Tyler classic as my go-to karaoke song. Just to make new memories. Sometimes I dance while I sing it.
I tell you this because it’s been a while, but Bonnie Tyler is BACK. The singer has been chosen to perform the UK’s entry song for Eurovision, “Believe in Me.” Oh, Bonnie, we believe in you, basking in the sunlight in your badass fringe boots.
If this music video has made you crave some “Total Eclipse of the Heart” as it did me, you can find the Literal Video version after the jump. It’s much more entertaining than the original. [DListed]