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Why a song released in 1994 is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs chart

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning, I'm A Martínez. Parts of the world were treated to a total solar eclipse earlier this month. Now, the sight was incredible, but what good is a spectacle without a soundtrack?

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BLACK HOLE SUN")

SOUNDGARDEN: (Singing) Black hole sun. Won't you come...

MARTÍNEZ: That's the song "Black Hole Sun," released by the band Soundgarden 30 years ago. On the day of the eclipse, it saw a boom in streams. It's now No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Hard Rock Songs Chart. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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