Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Bill Withers also saw sales and streaming spikes in the U.S. around the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.
Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” breaks onto Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart for the first time, debuting at No. 13 on the chart dated Sept. 9 with 31,000 digital downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 24 (up 546 percent), according to Nielsen Music. That's the song's biggest digital sales week ever.
It shouldn’t be tough to figure out why the song did so well -- the 1983 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit returned to national prominence following the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse that passed across the United States. To capitalize on the song's surge in popularity, Tyler even performed the song on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship on Aug. 21 in the Caribbean Sea with DNCE as her backing band.
But Tyler’s song wasn’t the only track to gain in domestic sales and streams. Though it may have reached loftier heights than any other eclipse-related tracks, “Heart” was the first in a line of songs to see spikes in activity around the eclipse, with many making chart waves as a result.