'Total Eclipse of the Heart' downloads skyrocket

Tessa Harvey

Tessa Harvey

The song was edited down from its original eight minutes to two minutes and 40 seconds, the exact length of this year's eclipse.

Excitement is piquing for the celestial event on Monday, and brands are jumping into the light.

In the hours leading up to the event, streams of Bonnie Tyler's 1983 hit Total Eclipse of the Heart soared by a whopping 2,859 percent on the platform in the United States, compared to the same time two weeks earlier.

As it turns out, millions of people were looking for the ideal track to score Monday's (Aug 21, U.S. time) total solar eclipse.

Expect even more impressive numbers this week: the track was among the top 10 songs on the US iTunes store on Monday.

Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff
The computer-simulated exercises, codenamed Ulchi Freedom Guardian , kicked off on Monday, 21 August, and will go on for 10 days. And, the tensions were ratcheted up further when President Donald Trump made threats of fire and fury to North Korea .

Joe Jonas, who fronts DNCE, posted a clip of the performance to Instagram, with a cheeky (and just a little bit smug!) caption. 2024, when the US will have another brush with a solar eclipse's path of totality.

The page for the song's video on YouTube had more than 303 million views as of Thursday, four days before the eclipse.

Chances are, the next mega sales spike for "Total Eclipse of the Heart" will come in 2024, when the USA will be in the path of another total solar eclipse.

At 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, it ranked No. 1 on the USA iTunes top-selling songs chart, according to the New York Daily News. "We are astounded about how much positive response the news has generated".

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