With a no-nonsense angle and some killer dance strikes (the video was choreographed by Paula Abdul), Jackson established herself as one of R&B’s main innovators and a girl who wasn’t afraid to demand what she deserved. Nobody writes grandiose heartbreak like Jim Steinman, and he’s by no means carried out it better than in this smash 1983 epic ballad for the raspy-voiced Welsh belter Bonnie Tyler. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was initially conceived as a song for a vampire—it even confirmed up later in Steinman’s 2002 Broadway fiasco, Dance of the Vampires—and its gothic underpinnings are front and heart in the music’s lurid video.
That’s why the band will be a dance-ground killer till a comet demolishes us. Each and each element within the song is dancing.
A firm salute, please, for veteran rock chick Pat Benatar, who commanded the airwaves with a take-charge angle, a spandex wardrobe … Read More