Monday, June 1, 2009

This version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is literally awesome

For those of you unfamiliar with the genre, literal videos are versions of real music videos which have been cleverly dubbed so that the singer sounds like he/she is singing about what is actually happening in the video. Dust Films claims to be "the official home of the original Literal Videos," and features literal versions of A-Ha's "Take on Me," Tears for Fears' "Head over Heels," Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge," and Billy Idol's "White Wedding," all of which are all kinds of awesome, especially if you know or remember the original. (Click on the Dust Films link above to check out the videos.)

Now someone has come out with a literal version of Bonnie Tyler's 1983 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart," which friend of the blog Larissa sent me a link to earlier this morning. The video had me laughing so hard, I had tears streaming down my face (and the spouse stopped in my office to see if everything was okay).

And now, without further ado, I give you "Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version":

Btw, had I, back in the 1980s, known that boarding school boys were that hot, I would have gone. I also have a whole new take on fencing.


Anonymous said...

Double doors open
Total eclipse of my brain
Mullet with highlights

@ScottBradley said...


Love this.

So Funny and Creative at the same time!

Dave S. said...

I am speechless.

As a fencer, I can recommend neither fencing in poor lighting conditions not filling one's mask with glitter.

Anonymous said...

Laughed so hard! Think I peed a little. That was the coolest video-AT THE TIME, now, well...less cool.

EMM said...

I stopped fencing when they told me "no glitter".

Thanks for the 80's flashback!

Steve said...

Brilliant. I was at a boarding school in the 80s and I can tell you, we were definitely not that hawt.

J. said...

So, no fencing in the dark or half-naked football, Steve?

Dave S. said...

I'll bet Max Weinberg likes to be reminded that he was a part of that, although he does seem to have gotten around a lot, drum-wise.

asiangrrlMN said...

I've never seen THIS one before. I'm so glad I've seen it now. I remember how freaked out I was re-watching this video a few months ago. This makes all the creepiness go away (not really, but at least I can laugh).