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  • August 21st, 2017

    15 Songs to Jam out to During Today’s Solar Eclipse

    Today, all of North America will be able to witness the moon and the sun synching in rhythm to create a solar eclipse. If you are in the path of totality, you will witness one of nature’s most incredible sights, a total solar eclipse. This phenomenon doesn’t come around too often, and that’s why it’s important to make the most out of this experience. While you’re out taking in the view, throw on our cosmic playlist and let these tunes be your soundtrack to this epic occasion.

    1.“Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler

    This karaoke favorite was a no brainer to make this list. According to recent news articles, Bonnie Tyler is actually scheduled to perform this song on Monday at the same time the eclipse is set to take place.

    2. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

    This 1969 classic is a perfect song to kick back and enjoy the eclipse to! This track was written by George Harrison and many of the lyrics reflect the coming of spring and new beginnings. Fittingly enough, in astrology, eclipses are known to move things forward, leaving the past in the past and starting fresh.

    3. “Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones

    Today, the moon is sure to paint our world black when it passes between the sun and earth. Embrace the moment and rock out!

    4. “Eclipse” by Pink Floyd

    Some people believe that crazy and unusual things take place during an eclipse. This 1973 hit touches upon just that very idea towards the end of the song stating; “Everything under the sun is in tune, But the sun is eclipsed by the moon”. What wacky things will occur this time around?

    5. “No Sunlight” by Death Cab for Cutie

    Pretty appropriate, huh? If you’re lucky enough to catch a total eclipse, there will indeed be…. no sunlight. Put this track on and take in the sunless sky in all its glory.

    6. “Blackhole Sun” by Soundgarden

    Blackholes and an eclipsed sun do look fairly similar. This is one to enjoy while you’re looking into today’s version of a blackhole sun.

    7. “Blackstar” by David Bowie

    As rock ‘n’ roll’s first man in space, this playlist wouldn’t be complete without a song by the Starman. While the universe works its magic, let Bowie take you on a musical journey.

    8. “The Great Gig In The Sky” by Pink Floyd

    Calling all sky-gazers! Listen to this song while the great magician in the sky puts on a phenomenal show for us. This tune is pretty dramatic, just like a solar eclipse.

    9. “Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann

    No matter what your plans are for the total solar eclipse, do not look directly at the sun! Invest in solar eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer.

    10. “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

    In this song, Creedence Clearwater Revival tells tales of misfortune and natural disasters. In some parts of the world, people believe eclipses bring bad luck, demons, and punishment. Don’t be afraid of a bad moon, enjoy the moment!

    11. “The Killing Moon” by Echo & the Bunnymen

    Today the moon will indeed be killing the sun for sometime, darkening our world and killing the light. Don’t worry, the sun will shine again!

    12. “The Final Countdown” by Europe

    It’s almost here! People have waited a very long time for a total solar eclipse. That time has almost come! It’s safe to say it’s the final countdown.

    13. “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash

    If you are in the correct areas to see a total eclipse, the visual of the sun will look very similar to a ring of fire. If you’re one of the lucky ones that will witness this, enjoy it for the rest of us!

    14. “Eclipse” by John Denver

    Denver paints a beautiful picture of his world in this song. How will it compare to your own world during the eclipse?

    15. “Dark Star” by Grateful Dead

    Sit back, relax, and jam out with the Dead! Listening to “Dark Star” during the eclipse will create an incredible experience filled with sights and sounds. Enjoy it while you can!