Catch The End of the Lunar Eclipse While Jamming Out to Some Songs About Moons.
Tonight's total lunar eclipse is quite the astronomical phenomenon, with totality lasting over an hour. Unfortunately, though, if you're in North America, you won't be able to see it. The eclipse will only be visible in parts of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia.
Thanks to the wonders of technology, however, you can watch live streaming video of the eclipse on the Internet as it happens right this very second. Unfortunately, though, there's no soundtrack to go with it. Lame-o.
So, instead, we suggest putting on some music that better accompanies this event. Click on the jump for our top ten songs to accompany the lunar eclipse. There are a lot of moon-related tunes out there, but only a few made the cut.
The Ramones -- "Howling at the Moon"
A fantastically poppy track from The Ramones' most underrated album, Too Tough to Die.
Ozzy Osbourne -- "Bark at the Moon"
Due to Twilight mania, werewolves are a hot topic. Here, Ozzy makes his case for being our favorite.
Bonnie Tyler -- "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
This fabulous tune has Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman's trademark theatricality all over it.
!!! -- "Must Be The Moon"
"Must be the moon" was always something cheesy that we heard parents say when us kids would misbehave. This song turns that idea on its head.
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- "Bad Moon Rising"
Is it just us or does this song never get old, no matter how often we hear it?
Cat Stevens -- "Moonshadow"
Yusuf Islam's alter ego at his sweet, folk-poppy best.
Pink Floyd -- "Eclipse"
Classic rock radio overplay notwithstanding, Pink Floyd is just awesome, man.
Klaus Nomi -- "Total Eclipse"
Avant-glam countertenor Nomi may be singing about a solar eclipse here, but we'll jump on any opportunity to put Klaus Nomi into a blog post. So here he is.
Shivaree -- "Goodnight Moon"
Spooky has never been so cute and fun.
Van Morrison -- "Moondance"
We'll forgive him for his continued drinking into his autumn years because he made such fantastic music. This is one of his best.