Find out why Bonnie Tyler has got the number one song in America
It seems that all that was necessary for 'Despacito' to finally be knocked off the top of the US iTunes chart was the precipitious combination of an aging 80s pop star, a cruise ship, and a solar eclipse half a century in the making.
Performing her aptly-titled hit song 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' onboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship's equally aptly-titled 'Total Eclipse Cruise' during the actual eclipse, it appears that the sun, moon, and stars have finally aligned for Bonnie Tyler's return to relevancy.
An undeniable banger, 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' remains to this day Bonnie's only number one hit song. Having spent a brief four week spell atop of the charts all the way back in 1983, Bonnie's initial success seems to have only just missed capitalising on the previous solar eclipse that Americans witnessed in 1979.
Sales for Bonnie's single jumped a mammoth 500% this week, with the more surprising fact being that the hit song is still downloaded 1,000 times a week, even when there's no eclipse in sight. Fans of Tyler and karaoke enthusiasts the world really have been holding on forever...