Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” Is The Unlikely Star Of The Eclipse

With the Great American eclipse underway, you'd think the sun and the moon were just about the biggest celebrities on the planet. But, according to Twitter, Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" music video is the real celebrity, with people tweeting GIFs, images, and video clips of the iconic music video that's beyond #relevant right now. After the tragic passing of Soundgarden's front man Chris Cornell, the song is extra meaningful and loaded for fans of the band, and viewers of the eclipse alike. Released in 1994, it was one of the band's most popular and identifiable songs, with lyrics like "Black hole sun/Won't you come/And wash away the rain/Black hole sun/Won't you come" it's no doubt people are getting excited about a great excuse to revive the song's relevance and celebrate Cornell's spirit. Literally, Soundgarden has become the mascot of the eclipse.

The music video for the song was particularly strange and apocalyptical, like an eclipse gone horribly wrong — or right, depending on how you're looking at it. It was super surreal and exaggerated, but also hauntingly realistic. So people on Twitter right now are having a lot of fun with it, making all sorts of GIFs and memes to bring it back to life. Here are a few of the best Tweets on the internet right now, in no particular order:

Those People Who Think Their Eyes Are The Exception To The Sun

Wear your glasses kids! There are no exceptions! It is the safe and smart thing to do. You do not want to risk your eyesight. If you don't have glasses, stay inside and watch NASA's live coverage.

Today's Eclipse, Courtesy Of Chris Cornell's Spirit

The country agrees, this song just got epically more meaningful, it's infused with so much of his spirit.

But Literally, Everyone RN


That One Person Who Can't Resist

Yeah, we all know at least one person who is likely to risk their eyesight to see the eclipse. Don't be that person!

A Great Excuse To Remember A Legend

Fans are coming together right now like woah.

Today's Soundtrack, Obvi

But like, everyone's listening to this song right now, right?

But Really, The Most Epic Tribute

Talk about a tribute, this is nation-wide.

Cornell Love Happening Everywhere

TBH, there are probably a lot of people out singing thing song right now.

And Some Epic Covers, Too

This song has been covered so many times and so many different artists have done awesome unique things with it. No matter how you play it, it's always epic, thanks to a genius melody.