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Bonnie Tyler

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Before her well-known collaborations with Meat Loaf producer Jim Steinman, Welsh-born singer Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins) performed off and on in her homeland with the R&B band Mumbles; nodules on her vocal cords prevented her from singing full-time until 1976, when she underwent an operation to have them removed. The surgery left her with a raspy, husky voice that proved an effective instrument and drew notice from writer/producers Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe, who became her managers. Tyler scored a number three hit with their "It's a Heartache" in 1978, but became dissatisfied as the two attempted to steer her into country music. When her contract ran out, she signed with CBS and sought Steinman out, hoping for material with his trademark epic sound. She got it with the ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart," which was recorded with E Street Band members Max Weinberg on drums and Roy Bittan on keyboards, plus guitarist Rick Derringer and backing vocalist Rory Dodd. The song spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard charts and helped the LP Faster Than the Speed of Night sell over a million copies and debut at number one in the U.K., where the title track also became a hit. Tyler then recorded "Holding Out for a Hero" for the blockbuster Footloose soundtrack, which to date has remained her last major success. She went on to work with Todd Rundgren and Desmond Child and recorded the European hit album Bitterblue in 1991 for a German label, which featured contributions from Nik Kershaw, Harold Faltermeyer, and Giorgio Moroder. In 1996, she released Free Spirit on Atlantic Records to little attention. With her popularity still high throughout Europe, Tyler continued to record albums, including 1999's All in One Voice, 2004's Simply Believe, and 2005's Wings. In 2012, some seven years after her last release, Tyler announced that she was recording a new album in Nashville. The country-rock-inspired Rocks and Honey appeared in early 2013. Prior to the album's release, Tyler also announced that she would be the U.K.'s entry in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Bonnie Tyler

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    9 songs

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    Secret Dreams & Forbidden Fire

    9 songs

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    Faster Than the Speed of Night

    20 songs

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    Playlist: The Best of the EastWest Years

    2 songs

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    Holding Out for a Hero 2K15 (The Remixes)

    32 songs

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    It's a Heartache [Castle]

    10 songs

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    Collections

    30 songs

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    Lost in France: The Early Years

    16 songs

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    Best of Bonnie Tyler [Columbia]

    10 songs

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    Super Hits

    29 songs

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    Ravishing - The Best Of

    14 songs

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    All in One Voice

    10 songs

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    It's a Heartache

    16 songs

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    Beauty & the Best

    16 songs

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    Lost in Love

    14 songs

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    Angel Heart

    16 songs

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    Holding Out For a Hero: The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler

    10 songs

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    Greatest Hits [Steel Box Collection]

    20 songs

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    Hit Collection

    17 songs

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    From the Heart: Greatest Hits

    18 songs

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    Faster Than the Speed of Night/Secret Dreams & Forbidden Fire

    24 songs

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    Holding out for a Hero [CBS]

    18 songs

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    The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler [Camden]

    16 songs

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    With Love from Bonnie Tyler: The Best of the Ballads

    14 songs

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    Rocks and Honey

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Top Songs by
Bonnie Tyler

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    Popularity
  2.   Total Eclipse of the Heart
  3.   Holding Out For a Hero
  4.   It's a Heartache
  5.   I Cry Myself to Sleep at Night
  6.   It's Heartache
  7.   Making Love Out of Nothing at All
  8.   Fool's Lullabye
  9.   Angel of the Morning
  10.   Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean
  11.   All We Have Is Tonight
  12.   Back in My Arms
  13.   Faster Than the Speed of Night
  14.   When I Close My Eyes
  15.   Tears
  16.   Piece of My Heart
  17.   Till the End of Time
  18.   Too Hot
  19.   Lousiana Rain
  20.   Louisiana Rain
  21.   Holding Out for a Hero 2K15 by Van Snyder
  22.   Love Is in Love Again
  23.   Time
  24.   Why
  25.   Don't Turn Around
  26. See All Songs

Stations & Shows Featuring
Bonnie Tyler

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    '70s Hits

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    All-Time Hits

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    '70s Deep Dive


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