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Old 06-02-2016, 10:09 AM
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Bonnie Tyler has a crazy voice. The vast majority of karaoke randos are so far away from that level of talent that it looks like a speck to them.
See also: Loaf, Meat.
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:22 AM
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Meat Loaf is very much on topic for this thread.

A few more wrinkles for the video, from SongFacts:
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The gothic video, with Bonnie Tyler clad all in white, was story-boarded by Jim Steinman and was inspired by the film Future World, the follow-up to the Yul Brunner futuristic thriller Westworld. It was filmed at Holloway Asylum, which was built by a doctor out of the proceeds of a drug he'd invented to help his patients.

The video was directed by Russell Mulcahy, who worked on many of the early videos for Elton John, Billy Joel and Fleetwood Mac. He says that the scene where a shirtless young boy throws a dove into the camera - which was Steinman's idea - earned him the wrath of Tyler. Mulcahy said in the book I Want My MTV: "Bonnie came around the corner and screamed, in her Welch accent, 'You're nothing but a f--king pre-vert!' And she stormed off. There was nothing perverse intended."
Russell Mulcahy, you may remember, is the director of the original Highlander.

...and Highlander 2.
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:36 AM
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Yeah, he did a fuckton of music videos back in the day. Duran Duran, Billy Joel, Human League, Spandau Ballet. Not to mention the one that started it all, "Video Killed the Radio Star."
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:53 AM
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Mods, please lock this thread on the grounds that this song gets relodged in my head every time I read the thread title.

I'll be your best friend.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:26 PM
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Out of all the songs I think are secretly about vampires, Total Eclipse of the Heart was not among them.

Bless you, Jim Steinman for bringing the sun to a cloudy day!
Amen. Also, the 80s had the most amazing music videos.

Edit: Ye gods, Bonnie Tyler's hair at the end of that video is absolutely amazing. How is hair even made to look like that?
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:39 PM
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It's simple : enough hair spray to destroy the ozone layer multiple times.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:48 AM
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Laser cowboys with glow in the dark whips.

Yep, nothing out of the ordinary here.
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:05 PM
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Par for the course - in the 80's. *scare chord*
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:03 PM
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Why is there a boy with angel wings throwing a dove?
Why do people have glowing eyes? Are they bright eyes?
Why are there football players?

I don't know, but I've made it 3 minutes in and I must see this through to the end.

Thanks for sharing. I'm not even sure David Lynch has a 5 minute stretch that rivals this. Maybe candy colored clown.
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Topical bump.
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So, anybody listened to this song during the eclipse or did you miss the opportunity of a lifetime?
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The opportunity of a lifetime until 2024.
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