This isn't the only example of this sort of thing.

For the last several years on New Year's Eve, my friends and I will wait until just a few minutes before midnight, and at precisely the right moment, we turn on "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. If you do it just right, when the big drum fill comes in at the end of the song, it hits right at midnight, to rousing cheers.

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I always want to shake hands with whoever comes up with these things. It's not like it's hard to do, it's just simple math. But when done right, these types of things are quite satisfying. With the upcoming eclipse in April, there's an opportunity to create some musical gold as well. 80's superstar Bonnie Tyler is going to help.

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There's a great reason to play 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during the eclipse.

So check it out... When the eclipse begins in April, it will last approximately 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Well, it just so happens that the radio version of Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler is also 4 minutes and 30 seconds. This means that if you start the song at the same time as the eclipse, magic will happen.

My guess is that as the song goes builds, so will the eclipse. When the eclipse ends, the song will be winding its way down to a stop. You have to admit that the song, cheesy as it is, it's pretty damn epic. The total eclipse of the sun will be too. So if you combine these things, it will undoubtedly be a winning combo. In case you forgot the song, here's the video. It's a bit longer than the radio edit...

People have been doing this sort of thing for a while. Remember when everybody started watching The Wizard of Oz while they listened to Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd? Same deal. You do you this April. Enjoy the eclipse your way. But why not add a little zip, zazz, and kapowza to your experience?

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