Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler was released in the United States on May 31, 1983, with Straight from the Heart as the B side. It was a single from Tyler’s fifth studio album, Faster Than the Speed of Night.
The song was the biggest hit of Tyler’s career. It reached No. 1 in several countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States. In the U.S., Tyler is the first and only Welsh singer to reach the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album version of Total Eclipse of the Heart clocks in at just under 7 minutes. The single was shortened to 4 minutes and 30 seconds to make it more radio-friendly.