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Watch Bonnie Tyler performing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ during the solar eclipse

On Monday, some cruise passengers watched the solar eclipse as Bonnie Tyler sang her hit, ‘‘Total Eclipse of the Heart.’’

The Welsh singer was backed on the ballad by Joe Jonas’ band, DNCE, during a Monday afternoon performance in an outdoor theater on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.

‘‘Total Eclipse Cruise’’ left from Florida on Sunday, sailing through the Caribbean toward St. Maarten on Monday, when the moon passed in front of the sun. A total eclipse was viewable in a narrow band across the sea.

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‘‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’’ topped the Billboard charts for four weeks in 1983. Spotify says streams of the song have increased by 2,859 percent in the U.S. and 827 percent worldwide during the past two weeks.

Backed by Joe Jonas’ band, DNCE, Bonnie Tyler sang her hit ‘‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’’ during the eclipse on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
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Backed by Joe Jonas’ band, DNCE, Bonnie Tyler sang her hit ‘‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’’ during the eclipse on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

From left: Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo of DNCE watched the solar eclipse.
Invision for Royal Caribbean International
From left: Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo of DNCE watched the solar eclipse.

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" singer Bonnie Tyler watched the eclipse.
Invision for Royal Caribbean International
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" singer Bonnie Tyler watched the eclipse.

Bonnie Tyler performed on the cruise during the eclipse.
Invision for Royal Caribbean International
Bonnie Tyler performed on the cruise during the eclipse.

Watch the original music video for the song: