Monday, June 21, 2010

"Total Eclipse Of The Heart" by Bonnie Tyler.

OK, back to the 80's: This '83 Jim Steinman composition was originally intended for Meat Loaf, whose production company refused to pay Steinman's asking price. It was instead recorded by a Welsh singer, this being her biggest hit - peaking at #1. The video was inspired by "Futureworld" ('76). #56 among Greatest Songs Of The 80's. Covered by Tori Amos, Carly Smithson on Idol and by Rachel on Glee. Song? Artist?

Yesterday's answer: "Carolina In My mind" by James Taylor. A staple at his concerts though not one of his biggest commercial successes when released. Karin was a Swedish girl he met at the Spanish island of Ibiza. Covered by Melanie, Crystal Mansion and was a #29 Country hit for George Hamilton IV. (Check out the bell bottoms!)

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