When my sister and I were kids, there were a few songs in particular we liked to play over and over again, when we weren’t playing Abba records: Michael Jackson‘s "Thriller," Corey Hart‘s "(I Wear) Sunglasses at Night," Juice Newton‘s "Queen of Hearts" and Bonnie Tyler‘s "Total Eclipse of the Heart." (Yes, we had eclectic taste — and I’m not even getting into all the Dolly Parton and Crystal Gayle albums we owned and loved.)
So you can imagine my thrill when I was forwarded this hilarious new spoof of the classic 1983 music video for "Total Eclipse of the Heart," which spoofer dascottjr describes this way:
So, where you would normally hear the lyrics, "I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark, we’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks," you hear this:
Singer Persephone Maewyn does a great job mimicking Tyler’s distinctive voice, and lyrics are clever — I’m impressed at how they managed to work in references to TV shows, movies, classic literature, and feathered hair.
But enough explaining — it must be seen to be believed. So watch it! Right now!
Some of my favorite lyrics:
What are you favorite lyrics? And which music video do you think should be Literal Video’d next?