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Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Get Off Of My Cloud: Tunes to sum up the eclipse
The Temptations called it with their song "My Girl" with the line, "I've got sunshine, on a cloudy day ..."

Wasn’t That A Party? At least no one was Blinded by the Light from Staring at the Sun.

Monday’s Total Eclipse of the Heart had the potential to be a marvellous time for a Moondance.

But most people in Niagara-on-the-Lake were Walking on Sunshine, staring at the sky, hoping for a Bad Moon Rising and wishing the Moonshadow would block out the sun.

But there was no Ring of Fire, no Dancing In the Dark, just the light fading in the middle of the afternoon as we were able to Paint It Black for a few brief moments.

Then, the gods Let The Sunshine In as Sunny Days returned and we were able again to enjoy the Seasons in the Sun.

In keeping with the “sunny ways” theme, we collected a list of songs that might apply to the “total eclipse that wasn’t quite what everyone hoped it would be.” No doubt readers will think of several more.

Here are ours, in no particular order:

Ain’t No Sunshine — Bill Withers
Here Comes The Sun — the Beatles
Tomorrow — (from Annie): “The sun’ll come out tomorrow”
Wasn’t That A Party? — Irish Rovers
Sunny Days — Lighthouse
Get Off Of My Cloud — Rolling Stones
Black Hole Sun — Soundgarden
Eclipse — Pink Floyd
Total Eclipse of the Heart — Bonnie Tyler
Staring at the Sun — U2
The Sound of Silence — Simon and Garfunkel
Blinded by the Light — Bruce Springsteen
Moonshadow — Cat Stevens
The Moon and the Sky — Sade
You’re So Vain — Carly Simon
You Are My Sunshine — various folk artists
Dancing in the Dark — Bruce Springsteen
The Sun’s Gonna Shine Again — Ray Charles
Brighter Than the Sun — Colbie Caillat
Moondance — Van Morrison
Walking on Sunshine — Katrina and the Waves
Sunshine of Your Love — Cream
Fly Me to the Moon — Frank Sinatra
Good Day Sunshine — the Beatles
Seasons in the Sun — Terry Jacks
A Place in the Sun — Stevie Wonder
Let the Sunshine In — 5th Dimension
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me — Elton John
Moon River — Andy Williams
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine No More — the Walker Brothers
Who Loves the Sun — the Velvet Underground
Third Stone from the Sun — Jimi Hendrix
Paint It Black — Rolling Stones
Bad Moon Rising — Creedence Clearwater Revival
Ring of Fire — Johnny Cash
Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying — Rickie Lee Jones

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