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Heart and Jimmy Fallon Perform ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ For Partial Eclipse: Watch

On a day when America looked up at the heavens, late night TV kept our eyes glued to the screens for an all-heart performance.

Late Monday, April 8, Heart, the Rock Hall-inducted band, teamed up with Jimmy Fallon for a performance of Bonnie Tyler’s ‘80s hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” an amusing, hearty tribute to the solar eclipse that captured the attention of millions across North America.

“We have a special show tonight, Heart is out musical guest and today is, obviously, the solar eclipse. So we thought we have to do what we have to do, we have to sing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’” Fallon says at the top.

The musical performance was captured from the rooftop at 30 Rockefeller Center as the Moon passed between the Earth and the Sun, and briefly blotted out our star.

Fallon, flanked by the Wilson sisters, wore the appropriate shades and a throwback public school uniform from Russell Mulcahy’s official music video for “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” which originally led the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks back in 1983.

The late night host teased the spot and shared a behind-the-scenes photo Monday afternoon, ahead of the rare cosmic moment.  

At up to 4 minutes and 28 seconds, the total eclipse was lengthier than the one that caught the eyes of Americans back in 2017, which maxed out at 2 minutes and 42 seconds.

On this occasion, New Yorkers witnessed a partial solar eclipse peak at 3:25 pm, according to NASA.

Fallon is celebrating his own special moment, the 10-year milestone as host of his very own late night show. To celebrate, NBC will broadcast a two-hour primetime anniversary special on Tuesday, May 14. 

Watch below.

Heart wasn’t done with pumping up the audience. The rockers returned, this time in the NBC studios for a rendition of their 1977 classic “Barracuda.” The north American Royal Flush tour will follow, kicking off April 20 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, SC. Watch the “Barracuda” performance below.

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