In high school, the dude that I had the most massive crush on (and briefly dated made out with, at least until he went back to his girlfriend, who put out) drove a 1980 Monte Carlo and listened to music from the 70s.
A bit anachronistic, considering it was 1990.
He had a mix tape in his car of what he deemed “the saddest songs ever”, for some reason. I suppose he was even angstier than me. In the mix tape of “saddest songs ever”, the one song that got the crown for “saddest song EVVVAAAHHH”, was Bonnie Tylers Total Eclipse of the Heart.
And so, long after getting over my crush, and probably after hearing plenty of other songs that were, in fact, actually SAD, I still continued to think of Total Eclipse of the Heart as “like, the saddest song EVER”.
At least, until I saw this:
Now it’s the most friggin’ hilarious song ever. Thanks for fucking with my memories, YouTube.