Bonnie Tyler

Bonnie Tyler (born June 8, 1951) is a Welsh pop/blue-eyed soul vocalist who has been active since the late 1970s. In 1977, she released her debut album The World Starts Tonight, which featured the U.K.-charting ballad “Lost in France.” The following year, “It’s a Heartache” from her sophomore effort Natural Force broke her in the states, where the album was re-titled after the hit. Two more albums took her into the next decade on RCA Victor.

In 1983, Tyler teamed with Meat Loaf partner Jim Steinman on the operatic-pop opus “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” The song became a global hit and a year-end top single on both sides of the Atlantic. The pairing also generated “Holding Out for a Hero” for the 1984 musical drama Footloose.


  • The World Starts Tonight (1977)
  • Natural Force (aka It’s a Heartache, 1978)
  • Diamond Cut (1979)
  • Goodbye to the Island (1981)
  • Faster Than the Speed of Night (1983)
  • Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire (1986)
  • Notes From America (1988)

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