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Red Scharlach
12 January 2009 @ 11:29 pm
Here's a musical question for you. What do the three women pictured below have in common? Is it:
a) Every now and then they get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by.
b) They're living in a powderkeg and giving off sparks.
c) Once upon a time they were falling in love, but now they're only falling apart.
d) All of the above.

In fact, the correct answer is d), because all of them have been responsible for foreign-language cover versions of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart. If you're a long-time reader, you may already be aware of my unapologetic love of this song (and its ninja-fuelled video). Imagine, therefore, how delighted I was to discover that it exists in a number of intriguing international incarnations, which may be well known (or not) elsewhere in the globe, but which nonetheless possess a shiny novelty value for yours truly.

Intrigued? Then join me for an impassioned run down the misty corridors of some Multilingual Eclipses of the Heart...Collapse )

And if you've heard of any other entertaining translations of popular power ballads, whether good, bad or cheesy, do let me know...