The Ultimate 2017 Solar Eclipse Playlist/Songlist in the Proper Order, No Less!
It's not enough to have the very best songs of all time on your playlist for the landmark 2017 solar eclipse! Come on, folks, the songs must be in the best possible
order as well!
Fortunately we have done all the research and hard work for you ... ta da! ... here it is!
Phase I ― "People Get Ready"
"New Moon on Monday" by Duran Duran ― The 2017 solar eclipse will be due to a new moon on Monday, so this is the perfect song to lead off with!
"Good Morning Moon" by Marian Call ― At some point the moon will become visible, increasing the excitement, so please be sure to start checking the sky
early in the morning.
Phase II ― "Anticipation"
"Anticipation" by Carly Simon ― Hey, if the song's good enough for a ketchup
commercial, surely it will do for a freakin' SOLAR ECLIPSE!
"Blue Moon" by Billie Holiday ― A complete solar eclipse only happens
"once in blue moon" so please don't take it for granted!
"Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Elvis
Presley ― The eclipse will be visible in Kentucky and various other hinterlands!
It ain't jest fer dagnabbed rockit sighuntists!
Phase III ― "Bad Moon Rising"
"Bad Moon Rising" by CCR ― The "bad" moon will begin to blot
out the "good" sun, foreboding doom! This is where medieval monks would start
praying for mercy!
Phase IV ― "Other Bad Things Start Rising"
"Hard Sun" by Eddie Vedder ― The bad moon will be very "hard on" the sun,
but please don't let your dirty mind get the best of you!
"Under the Cherry Moon" by Prince ― Stop it, right now!
"Full Moon Full of Love" by K. D. Lang ― It is obviously impossible to
get you to think decently!
Phase V ― "Omigod, We Are All Going to Die!"
"Wheel in the Sky" by Journey ― When you see the wheels in the sky wheeling
around, will you know where you will be tomorrow?
"Lights" by Journey ― When the lights go down in your city ... oh, oh!
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John with George Michael ―
In the not-so-distant past, human beings would beg the sun not to be devoured!
"Moonshadow" by Cat Stevens ― The moon will cast an eerie shadow over
the sun, producing feelings of doom and despair.
"The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel ― "Hello darkness, my
old friend ..."
"When the Night Comes" by Joe Cocker ― Night will come in the middle
of the day, the ultimate waking nightmare!
Phase VI ― "Full Impact"
"Eclipse" by Pink
Floyd ― The moon's shadow creates the eclipse.
"Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd ― Ironically at this point the
dark side of the moon will be much brighter than the side we see.
"Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash ― There will be what appears to be a
ring of fire encircling the disk of the moon.
"Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden ― The sun will appear to have a black
hole at its center.
"How to Disappear Completely" by Radiohead ― For a brief
period of time the sun will appear to have disappeared completely. Pray for
Eclipse" by Iron Maiden ― When the sun is completely blotted out, we have a total
"The Whole of the Moon" by the Waterboys ― The whole of the moon will
cover the hole of the sun.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler ― Human
hearts used to sink when the sun was completely blotted out!
"Under the Cover
of Darkness" by The Strokes ― There probably will be some "stroking" going on in
the ensuing darkness!
"No Sunlight" by Death Cab for Cutie ― In the dark past, no sunlight
was considered to be an omen of death and doom.
"Ain't No Sunshine" by
Bill Withers ― At the height of the eclipse there ain't gonna be no sunshine,
fool! The sun-god has deserted you!
Phase VII ― "Space Oddities"
"Space Oddity" by David Bowie ― All
this will, indeed, be a space oddity!
"Bark at the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne ― Wolves and lunatics have been known to bark at the moon.
"Moondance" by Van Morrison ― A full moon can make people dance and
otherwise act like lunatics.
"Dancing in the Dark" by
Bruce Springsteen and "Dancing in the Moonlight" by King Harvest ― Try to avoid
tripping the light fantastic, or you may hurt yourself!
Phase VIII ― "Here Comes the Sun"
"Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles ― As the moon moves across the sun's face, we
will start to see the sun reemerge.
"Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann's
Earth Band ― Be careful or the reemerging sun may blind you!
"Blister in the
Sun" by Violent Femmes ― Staring at the sun might cause a blister on your
"I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash ― When the eclipse is completely
over you will be able to see clearly again, if you didn't destroy your eyesight
by not following our advice!
"Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO ― The sky will
once again become blue, unless it's very cloudy!
"Walking On Sunshine" by
Katrina and the Waves ― Since the earth will have once again survived, we can all "walk
Phase IX ― "More Excuses to have SEX!"
"Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream ― Many lovers will take advantage
of the excitement to make love, hopefully indoors if there are children
Phase X ― "More Corny Metaphors"
"You Are My Sunshine" by Johnny Cash ― There will undoubtedly be many
corny comparisons of human love to the reborn sun.
Phase XI ― "Order is Restored"
"A Place In The Sun" by
Stevie Wonder ― Earth will once again have its proper place in the sun!
Does the Sun Shine" by They Might Be Giants ― After the eclipse many kids
will be pestering their parents to know why the sun shines.
Phase XII ― "High Flight"
"Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra ― The eclipse will undoubtedly inspire adventurous sorts to become astronauts, or astro-nuts.
"Rocket Man" by Elton John ― In order to fly to the moon, one must become a "rocket man."
Phase XIII ― "Epilogue"
"Life On Mars" by David Bowie ― If we don't take better care of the earth we may all have to become rocket men and live on Mars!