Here's an eclipse-themed playlist to listen to during Monday's celestial spectacle

Here's an eclipse-themed playlist to listen to during Monday's celestial spectacle

From Maverick Records

Madonna in the music video for Ray of Light.


When the total solar energy eclipse Passing over Mexico, the United States and Canada on Monday, the 32 million people in the United States, located along the total 115-mile-wide path, will witness a stunning celestial spectacle.

It's a can't-miss event and you clearly need a solid eclipse-themed playlist to serve as the soundtrack to your viewing experience. From The Beatles' “Darkness” to Simon & Garfunkel's “Darkness,” with a bit of Florence + the Machine's “Cosmic Love” thrown in, here's a collection of expansive tunes to accompany you through every stage of the Monday Sun event.

  • “Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest You will have approx From 3 and a half to 4 minutes To dance in the “moonlight” when the total eclipse arrives, according to NASA.
  • “Ray of Light” by Madonna Do I need to say more?
  • “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel Welcome the darknessMy old friend.
  • “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles Hit that Beatles number when the sun reappears, but watch your eyes.
  • “Ocean Eyes” by Billie Eilish Let this song serve as a reminder to wear it Protective glasses While observing the eclipse, otherwise you may end up with enough tears in your eyes to fill an ocean — or worse: eye damage.
  • “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd Again, wear your safety glasses, okay?
  • “Starman” by David Bowie For those who believe that we are not alone as we collectively look to the sky.
  • “Don't Panic” by Coldplay You do not need to panic. It's just a stunning celestial spectacle that we won't see here in the United States again for decades. No big problem.
  • “You're the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder Complete classic.
  • “Heaven is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle As you look into the cosmic abyss, just remember that there is truly no place like this Blue marble We call it home.
  • “Cosmic Love” by Florence + The Machine Hey, it sounds…cosmic.
  • “Brain Damage/Eclipse” by Pink Floyd Although it's tempting to let the entire “Dark Side of the Moon” album serve as the soundtrack to the eclipse, the final two songs in this stunning acoustic collection are the obvious choices.
  • “Gravity” by John Mayer It is the all-encompassing force that keeps all the celestial bodies in our solar system in orbit around the sun. With our feet on the ground we look toward the sky.
  • “House of the Rising Sun” for animals As one of their most covered songs, there's a version available for everyone, so take your pick.
  • “Black Moonrise” by Black Pumas The moon will appear black as it takes its prominent position in the sky, blocking out the sun's rays, so this tone fits the mood here.
  • “Seven” by Taylor Swift This is the perfect opportunity to tell your eclipse-viewing partner, “I love you to the moon and Saturn.”
  • “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service For millennials, why not?
  • “Madness” by Moses Because whenever there is a solar event, madness ensues with the crowds and scenes.
  • “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis Maybe, just maybe, if you look up long enough you'll find that champagne supernova in the sky that Liam Gallagher has been singing about since 1996.
  • “The Sun of Every Country” by Mogwai Aside from the direct song title, just sit back, look up and listen to this pure ambient beauty.
  • “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler Obviously there is no greater Eclipse song than Bonnie Tyler's 1983. Just don't “turn around” or you'll miss it!
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There is definitely more. But we have to save something for the next total solar eclipse, which won't happen until summer 2044!

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