Time to Start Making Your Total Eclipse Playlist (Rock Edition)

Come Monday, the first total eclipse of the sun since 1979 will race across North America. Having seen the last one literally from my backyard (and yes, it was exactly the kind of spiritual experience eclipse-watchers claim it is), I wish I could be part of this one. Where I live, I’ll get a partial eclipse of somewhere around 70%. Interesting, but it doesn’t even come close to what you see during those minutes of totality.

All this sounds like an opportunity to create a playlist for the occasion. Here’s mine (and yes, I left out Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart. That’s too easy. And like the title of the post says, this is a rock-oriented eclipse playlist.)

Any additional suggestions? Let me know in the comments.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

6 thoughts on “Time to Start Making Your Total Eclipse Playlist (Rock Edition)

  • August 17, 2017 at 12:52 pm
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    Wait for the Blackout by the Damned

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  • August 18, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    Ain’t No Sunshine…Bill Withers
    Sunshine….Jonathon Edwards (“Sunshine, go away today….”)

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  • August 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm
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    Love and Rockets “Holiday On The Moon”

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  • August 19, 2017 at 11:39 pm
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    Who could forget Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”? It’s probably the only song in pop history that ACTUALLY REFERENCES a solar eclipse:

    You flew your Lear Jet up to Nova Scotia
    To see the total eclipse of the sun

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  • August 19, 2017 at 11:46 pm
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    OK, I see my assertion is wrong….Moderator, plz moderate my last comment out of existence!

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