Lunar Eclipse Tonight: Five Wolf Songs to Celebrate With
The blood-red lunar eclipse tonight should bring out your inner werewolf. Here’s to barking at the moon. Woof.
Tonight’s solar eclipse is a big deal. Hipsters and science nerds alike are freaking out. It’s not so often the earth blocks out the sun, turning the moon’s usual silver into a kind of epic tangerine. How to celebrate December’s total lunar eclipse? Jam out to our wolfy playlist!
“Of Wolf and Man,” by Metallica
James Hetfield wanted this to be the first song on The Black album, but Lars wouldn’t have it. It’s one of the heavier songs on the multi-million selling album. They stuck it at track ten, but it’s still a winner. It’s the first heavy metal riff you should learn when you pick up a guitar, NOT “Nothing Else Matters.”
“Hungry Like The Wolf,” by Duran Duran
I don’t know about you, but this was the first video my mom saw me watching on MTV that made her say, “All right, no more MTV.” I’d like to think it had nothing to do with the “jungle-fever” vibe as I consider my mom to be pretty open minded. But I guess I’ll never know.
“Bark at the Moon,” by Ozzy Osbourne
One of Ozzy’s greatest hits, due in no small part to the sugary pre-chorus and maniacal shredding of egomaniacal guitarist Jake E. Lee. The freaky video is drenched in red light to spook you out, kind of like how the show “Medium” is drenched in that blue color. “Medium” is an awful show, by the way.
“Total Eclipse of the Heart,” by Bonnie Tyler
Every now and then we all get a little lonely, Bonnie Tyler. Thank you for pointing this out. Yeah, yeah it’s not a wolf song, but it’s definitely moon-ish. That counts for something, right?
“Werewolves of London,” by Warren Zevon
The cheesy piano riff and stupid lyrics are saved by the unforgettable “Arooo!” thing that happens in the chorus. This song is going to be played all night on every classic rock station in the country.