The moon starts to take a bite out of the sun during a solar eclipse, as seen by Japan's Hinode satellite. NASA

The total solar eclipse passing over the United States is less than a week away and there is plenty of information out there about where the eclipse will take place and during what time of day, how to protect your eyes while staring at the sun, what exactly causes an eclipse and how scientists will use it to learn more about our universe.

What’s missing is a little ambiance.

Any solar eclipse is naturally going to be an intense visual experience, but there’s no reason you can’t also stimulate your other senses. What better way to do that than with a solar eclipse playlist? International Business Times will be listening to songs that make reference to the sun and the moon or that just happen to set the perfect mood for a solar eclipse. You can use our full playlist on Spotify or check out some of the highlights below to help you fashion your own playlist.

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler: Because of course.

“Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden: Music does not always have to be scientific.

“The Killing Moon” by Echo & the Bunnymen: You could say the moon will be briefly murdering the sun.

“Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen: This is America’s total solar eclipse, after all.

“The Final Countdown” by Europe: For when the total eclipse is so close, you can taste it.

“Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles: We finally understand what this song was about — the end of a solar eclipse.

“Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival: The moon is pretty bad … badass.

“Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & the Waves: Don’t it feel good? Yes it do.

“Heaven Is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle: For just this brief window, then everything will go back to normal.

“The Great Gig in the Sky” by Pink Floyd: When there are no words, only sounds of ecstasy.

“Eclipse” by Pink Floyd: It’s like the band knew this eclipse would happen.

“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey: We’re going to hold on to this feeling.

“Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart: But seriously, use more than sunglasses while you look at the eclipse or you will go blind.

“Steal My Sunshine” by Len: Is it stealing, or is it borrowing?

“It’s the End of the World As We Know It” by R.E.M.: When you see solar eclipse for the first time, you are never the same.

“Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest: Technically we’ll be dancing in the moondarkness, but whatever.

“Good Day Sunshine” by the Beatles: Hopefully we won’t see any clouds.

“I’ll Be Seeing You” by Billie Holiday: BRB, sun, we have a meeting with the moon this afternoon.

“Beautiful Day” by U2: It really will be one, regardless of the weather.

“Back in Black” by AC/DC: The sun actually might enjoy getting a little dark once in a while.