Need Songs for Eclipse Playlist
July 25, 2017 3:43 PM   Subscribe

So far, I've got: Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler You're So Vain, Carly Simon Blackhole Sun, Soundgarden Blinded By The Light, the Boss I'd be very interested in covers or alternative takes on any songs. Thanks,
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Eclipse - Pink Floyd from Dark Side of the Moon
posted by carmicha at 3:52 PM on July 25, 2017 [4 favorites]

Klaus Nomi
posted by Brittanie at 3:52 PM on July 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Sorrowful Wife
David Bowie, Blackstar
posted by the return of the thin white sock at 3:53 PM on July 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

Edge of Sanity - Eternal Eclipse
Only in the darkness, only in the anti-light
Can there be some silence in my mind
Praying to the darkest angels time and time again
Divided I will see what makes me blind
Light turns black, and there's no turning back
From the eternal eclipse!

posted by Wolfdog at 3:54 PM on July 25, 2017

Waiting for the Sun — the Doors
posted by iamkimiam at 3:59 PM on July 25, 2017 [4 favorites]

Maybe a bit long for a playlist, but Dark Star by the Grateful Dead (this one is roughly 35 minutes but there are plenty of shorter ones to choose from). :)
posted by downtohisturtles at 4:10 PM on July 25, 2017

Yes - Eclipse from the album Close to the Edge
Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
Beatles - I'll Follow the Sun
They Might Be Giants - Why Does the Sun Shine?

Actually, I just did a search of my collection for songs with "eclipse" or "sun" in the title and I found quite the haul. I'll zip 'em up and send 'em to you if you pm me.
posted by irisclara at 4:13 PM on July 25, 2017 [3 favorites]

The Magnetic Fields - I Don't Believe in the Sun
posted by Wobbuffet at 4:52 PM on July 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

Rick Springfield - Speak to the Sky
5th Dimension - Sweet Blindness
Q-Feel - Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing
Anne Murray - You Won't See Me
Art Garfunkel - I Only Have Eyes for You
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
Beatles - Good Day Sunshine
Oliver - Good Morning, Starshine
Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Big Star - Watch the Sunrise
Billy Preston - Outta Space
Billy Squier - In the Dark
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Cat Stevens - Moonshadow
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
Pink Floyd - Eclipse
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
Guess Who - Star Baby
John Denver - Sunshine on my Shoulders
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
Lighthouse - Sunny Days
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon
Platters - Twilight Time
The Stranglers - Always the Sun
Them - Here Comes The Night
Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
Todd Rundgren - I Saw the Light
Tommy James & The Shondells - Ball of Fire
Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
posted by Lunaloon at 4:55 PM on July 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

Einsturzende Neubauten - Total Eclipse of the Sun
posted by philip-random at 5:15 PM on July 25, 2017

Circle in the Sky - North Mississippi Allstars
posted by fuse theorem at 5:24 PM on July 25, 2017

Howlin' at the Moon - Hank Williams
Night on the Sun - Modest Mouse
Sun is Still Shining - Moody Blues
Heart of the Sunrise - Yes
Moral Eclipse - Cave In

Polvo has an entire EP called "This Eclipse" that is pretty rad.
posted by saladin at 6:24 PM on July 25, 2017

Oh nuts, and how about

Night Meets Light - Dixie Dregs
Strangelight - Fugazi
The Edge of Twilight - Gentle Giant
posted by saladin at 6:26 PM on July 25, 2017

TV on the Radio--Staring at the Sun
posted by bookworm4125 at 6:56 PM on July 25, 2017

Invisible Sun - The Police
Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
posted by timeo danaos at 6:57 PM on July 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

There's a little black spot on the sun today (it's my soul up there).
The Police King of Pain
posted by Knowyournuts at 6:58 PM on July 25, 2017 [2 favorites]

Swans, God Damn the Sun.

Elbow, Trust the Sun

Songs: Ohia, Steve Albini's Blues

XTC, Another Satellite

Brave Saint Saturn, Daylight

posted by vers at 6:58 PM on July 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

Also Staring at the Sun by U2 (blech I find it annoying though). 40 Miles from the Sun by Bush
posted by bookworm4125 at 6:59 PM on July 25, 2017

Philip Glass-Hymn to the Sun from Akhenaten
posted by beaning at 7:25 PM on July 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

"My Sharona", but just sing "My Corona" instead. Real loud.
posted by Temeraria at 7:53 PM on July 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

Loop - "Black Sun"
posted by Leontine at 8:04 PM on July 25, 2017

Gordon Lightfoot
posted by artdrectr at 11:06 PM on July 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

The late, great Jeff Healy: "Can You See The Light?"
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:40 AM on July 26, 2017

Da Doo - Little Shop Of Horrors
posted by azalea_chant at 8:05 AM on July 26, 2017 [2 favorites]

Bill Withers' Ain't No Sunshine?
posted by Clustercuss at 12:08 PM on July 26, 2017

if you steal my sunshine
posted by bleep at 2:06 PM on July 26, 2017 [1 favorite]

Cotton Mather - Close to the Sun
posted by Carouselle at 6:40 PM on July 26, 2017

Nicki French did a dance cover of Total Eclipse of the Heart.
Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Stars - Hum
Space Oddity - David Bowie (or Chris Hadfield!)
Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
posted by SisterHavana at 9:33 PM on July 26, 2017

Oh, yeah, Nightwish - Sleeping Sun should be in there.
posted by Wolfdog at 1:21 PM on August 5, 2017

OK, it's my turn. Here's a Spotify playlist with all the songs listed above , except the Einstürzende Neubauten song which doesn't seem to be on Spotify. I also only included the track called "Title Track" from the This Eclipse EP, which seemed most appropriate.
posted by Philbo at 8:43 AM on August 6, 2017 [2 favorites]

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