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GIF shows ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ eclipsing the eclipse

Spotify released an animation showing how plays of the song spiked 3,521 percent during the eclipse.

This animated map depicts peak "Total Eclipse of the Heart" streams across the continental US during Monday's solar eclipse.


If you had to name the most popular song played during Monday's eclipse, chances are you'd guess "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler. And you would be right. Spotify released a animated map Thursday showing how plays of the 1983 song spiked in the US during Monday's solar eclipse.

In a post on its website, Spotify stated that plays of the song increased 3,521 percent in the US (1,017 percent globally) as the moon's shadow crossed the country. The heaviest amount of plays follows the path of totality across the US. 

Spotify went on to state: "Once they started, people couldn't seem to stop. Those who listened to any version of the song played it an average of 6 times over the course of the day."