LISTEN: Your Solar Eclipse Soundtrack

Because there’s more out there than “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

August 18, 2017
Solar eclipse

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As soon as people started talking about the 2017 solar eclipse, it’s as if everyone suddenly remembered Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 track “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” We mean no offense to Ms. Tyler, but seriously? Why should Bonnie get all the credit when there are 22 songs right here that revolve around the sun (and/or the moon and/or the eclipse)?

With that said, we bring to you: your perfect solar eclipse playlist. Grab your eclipse shades, jam these songs, and enjoy the show!


Pink Floyd “Eclipse”

Eddie Vedder “Hard Sun”

Beastie Boys “Intergalactic”

David Bowie “Space Oddity”

The Beatles “Here Comes The Sun”

Queens of the Stone Age “My God Is the Sun”

Foo Fighters “Cold Day In The Sun”

TV On The Radio “Staring at the Sun”

The Velvet Underground “Who Loves the Sun”

Iron Maiden “Total Eclipse”

mewithoutYou “The Sun and the Moon”

Everlast “Blinded By The Sun”

Avenged Sevenfold “Radiant Eclipse”

The Animals “House Of The Rising Sun”

Bruce Springsteen “Dancing In the Dark”

Santana “One with the Sun”

Third Eye Blind “Blinded”

Violent Femmes “Blister In The Sun”

Sex Pistols “Holidays In The Sun”

Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Creedence Clearwater Revival “Bad Moon Rising”

Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”