‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ sales jump more than 500%

People across the United States are turning around with bright eyes Monday to catch the total solar eclipse — and turns out, they’re all listening with bright ears to Bonnie Tyler.

Tyler’s classic ’80s hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” has seen a massive uptick in sales over the last week thanks to the solar eclipse, the first one visible from the mainland United States since 1979.

Digital download sales of the song increased by 503% in the week ending Aug. 20, according to Billboard.

In that span, the track sold 12,000 downloads, which is quite the jump from the 2,000 it sold the week before.

Bonnie Tyler to sing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ during eclipse

The song even sold 4,000 downloads on Sunday alone, the eve of the eclipse.

As of 1:30 p.m. on Monday, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” sat at No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes top-selling songs chart.

To put the sales in perspective, earlier in 2017, the song was selling just 1,000 downloads per week, according to Billboard.

Meanwhile, Tyler herself seems more than happy to embrace the song, 34 years after it was first released and scored her her only No. 1 hit.

The 66-year-old singer will be singing the track aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise ship Monday, just as the moon and sun align.

“It’s going to be so exciting,” she told TIME. “It doesn’t happen very often, does it?”

The Welsh singer will, however, need to cut down the song’s original 7-minute run time.

“The eclipse of the sun lasts 2 minutes and 40 seconds, I’m told,” Tyler told TIME. “Unlike my song. It had to be chopped about, because it was so long.”

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