If you were lucky enough to see past the clouds at 9:34am this morning, you would have seen the first eclipse we’ve witnessed in Glasgow for 16 years (does that make you feel old yet?). As many gathered at George Square to catch this rare and momentous occasion, office windaes were wide open across the city, and cars had even pulled over on the streets to witness the moon passing the front of the sun.

Hard at work: Some on the GlasgowLiving team having a swatch.

On occasions such as this, we often celebrate in song, so here is our top 7 Eclipse Anthems for you to remember and rejoice 2015’s Solar Eclipse!

7. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Whither’s

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This classic track was the perfect fitting for this mornings eclipse, it did exactly what it said in the song title said…

6. Sunchyme – Dario G

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Ironically beaten to number 1 in 1997 by Elton John’s Candle in the Wind (Get it? Candles…Darkness=?), this track is amongst the favourites on our Friday office playlist, and we felt it had to make this list because of the lack of “Sunchyme”.

5. The Sound of Darkness – Simon & Garfunkel

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“Hello darkness my old friend…”

4. Dancing in the Dark – DJ Cammy

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Who remembers this absolute belter from the dancing in their youthful days? Well, maybe not a belter but it definitely deserves a place in our list for being so cringe and cheesey, but we still secretly love it. “I’ve been dancing in the dark, searching for a spark”

3. The Whole of the Moon – The Waterboys

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Scotsman Mike Scott and his legendary band make number 3 on our list! Not only is this a great track but infact, we did see “The Whole of the Moon”.

2. Cafe Del Mar – Energy 52

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If you love Ibiza like we do, then you’ll love watching the sun set on San Antonio’s world famous sunset strip. Seeing the sun disappear this morning gave us a brief reminder of why we love that magical island.

1. Total Eclipse of the Heart – The Dan Band

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For those who remember The Hangover film, you may recall the band at the end playing their cover of “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent, well they’re back and here is there cheeky cover of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart…


Got another track that fits the bill? Leave your comment below!