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Songs for the Eclipse

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is here! To celebrate today’s historic natural event, here are five songs with astrological metaphors to get you in a starry-eyed mood.

1. “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Bonnie Tyler

This one is a pretty obvious choice. The agony of romantic heartache that is present is so relatable and just chill-inducing; “Once upon a time I was falling in love, but now I’m only falling apart.”  Those are haunting words!

2. “Gravity,” Adam Friedman

This song talks about gravity, orbits, the sun, etc., all in metaphorical terms of course, but in such a beautiful way. This song is currently only available in acoustic form from a Jam in the Van set that Friedman performed, and it is absolutely gorgeous and just about as haunting as “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Most of us have had complicated yet important relationships at some point in our life, and this song touches on that.

3. “Pretty Things,” Adam Friedman

Friedman touches on cosmic themes again with the beautiful, poetic opening line, “You’re pretty like the moon.” Something about this song feels like a gorgeous, star-lit sky on a full moon night, and it is a powerful track that often leads to a good cry. The Geo Remix is also worth checking out – count it as a bonus song for the 2017 Solar Eclipse 😉

4. “Chasing the Sun,” The Wanted

This song deviates from most of the others on this list in that it is extremely danceable–and that is definitely not a bad thing! If you remember “I’m Glad You Came” by the same band, and you enjoyed it, you will want to hear this song as well, as it is arguably even catchier. It makes a great workout song, too.

5. “I’ll Follow The Sun,” The Beatles

“Here Comes The Sun” might seem a more obvious choice by this iconic group, but there’s something precious about this song. It is gentle, but it makes such an important point about the contrast between the pain and hope that occurs when a special relationship ends. It is soothing and beautiful and rounds out this list with its nostalgic 1960’s melody.

Enjoy the Solar Eclipse, everyone!

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