Perfect songs for your total solar eclipse road trip to Central Texas

ByTeresa Gubbins CultureMap logo
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
RV rental company sees 1,000% increase in bookings ahead of eclipse
A rare solar eclipse takes place April 8, and everyone is wanting to experience it. But bookings for RV rentals, and hotels are surging. Here's why.

In case you missed it, the total solar eclipse is coming on April 8, and the fervor is rising. Texas is going to be one of the best places in the U.S. to see it, with dark skies set to cover Texas cities for up to four minutes. Everyone's getting ready, from hotels to music festivals and everything in between.

The video above is from a previous report on booking an RV rental in Texas Hill Country to watch the eclipse.

The only missing link is the soundtrack. What kind of celestial music will provide the most fitting backdrop for this once-in-a-lifetime event? You need the right kind of themed songs, which can be grouped into two categories:

  • Songs with clever titles that reference the sun or the moon
  • Songs with a sweeping, atmospheric nature that can imbue the sudden darkness in the middle of the day with the proper degree of gravitas

Beyond the opportunity to make another pioneering list, a feat for which CultureMap has become known, this exercise provides a chance to get acquainted with music you may not have heard of, which is more than likely since some of these songs are o-l-d.

To see the full list of suggested songs, visit our ABC13 partners at Houston CultureMap.

RELATED: Are you in the path of totality? Total solar eclipse streaks across US on April 8

A total solar eclipse comes to North America on April 8. It will enter over Mexico's Pacific coast, dashing across the U.S. from Texas to Maine before exiting over eastern Canada into the Atlantic.