“The Final Countdown” is a song by the Swedish rock band Europe, released in 1986. It was the first single from their third studio album of the same name. The song was a commercial success, reaching number one in 25 countries and becoming one of the most recognizable and iconic songs of the 1980s.
The song features a catchy synthesizer riff and soaring vocals from lead singer Joey Tempest. The lyrics are about the anticipation and excitement of a new beginning or a major event, with references to space travel and exploration.
“The Final Countdown” has been featured in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials over the years, cementing its place in pop culture. Europe continues to perform the song in concert, and it remains a beloved classic rock anthem.
The Final Countdown by Europe
Track 1: The Final Countdown
Track 2: On Brocken Wings
Track 3: Heart of Stone