Oct 30, 2006

The Most Horrifying Thing I've Seen To Date

I'm not going to lie about something of this kind of importance: I love the song Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. Nothing like an 80s power ballad when you need something that's high emotion and fabulous to sing along to. And of course everybody in the world connects with the line "Once upon a time I was falling in love. Now I'm only falling apart." I've never even figured out precisely what the song's about (what really is the relationship here?). But that doesn't mean it doesn't sound like the story of my life.

However, this doesn't mean that this song cannot be a source of great trauma. The other day my roommates and I thought it would be a good idea to watch the music video. Worst mistake of my life. See what I mean:

Aghh, the glowing eyes and flying choir boys!! Horror!! And the...dancing ninjas? Not to mention Bonnie Tyler's hair (though that's to be expected).

After seeing the music video, those "believed to be Belgian" passengers that are suing Air France for having Bonnie Tyler sing on their flight (I'm not making up this story, read it) suddenly have my full support. My reaction a couple months ago when this happenned was "Oh please, don't you have something more important to worry about? Like making waffles?" But now that I know the trauma that the song is capable of producing, I think they have a very strong court case.


Anonymous said...

Were those ninjas??? Or just gymnasts? I'm unclear as the the venue of this particular video. Is she in some haunted prep school? Or, judging by the glowing eyes (far too literal interpretation of the song, there) a prep school which was accidentally built over a radioactive waste dump?

The hair was the least of it. I mean, those poor folks in the 80s were certainly misled by certain authorities about what hairstyles constituted attractiveness. No one, however, as far as I can tell, was extolling the artistic merits of flying choir boys and fencing masks.

Anonymous said...

That was Laura, by the way.

Rachael said...

And have you ever noticed how the music videos, especially from the 80s, have basically nothing to do with what you percieve to be going on in the song? And yeah, agreeing with Laura here. Really, the glowing eyes are frightening!