Glenn Burns explains the eclipse.

What’s on your solar eclipse playlist?

On Monday, millions of people will watch the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century.

So we thought it might be fun to make a eclipse-related playlist of songs that use the words moon, eclipse or sun in the title. 

Or, perhaps, in the spirit of this ” once-in-a-lifetime” event, how about songs that mention the sky or stars? 

There are some obvious ones such as "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler or "Moon River", from the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's.”

That song was performed in the movie by Audrey Hepburn and later covered by Andy Williams and Frank Sinatra.

Aztecs and Mayans were able to predict eclipses with great precision, experts say. (Dreamstime/TNS)
Photo: ¡Ahora Sí!

The thoughts of one Atlanta pastor also turned to eclipse-related music. 

The Rev. Patricia Templeton, rector of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, decided to make a list of eclipse- or celestial-related hymns for the music worship on Sunday. 

She included hymns such as “The Spacious Firmament on High” and “God Who Stetched the Spangled Heavens.” 

Templeton also tweaked the Scripture readings. 

“My son tells me I can make anything relate to anything,” she said.

Here are a few others:

”Ain't No Sunshine” by Bill Withers.

”A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay.

Now it's your turn.

What's on your solar eclipse playlist?


Georgia towns brace for huge crowds for total solar eclipse

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.