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The Final Countdown by APH

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The Final Countdown






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Recording information by APHGOLD

The Final Countdown" by the Swedish rock band Europe. was first released as a single in 1986 from the band's third studio album, The Final Countdown. The song reached No. 1 in 25 countries, including the United Kingdom. In the United States the song peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single was certified Gold in the United Kingdom in 1986.
The song was based on an old keyboard riff that vocalist Joey Tempest had written as early as 1981–82 and In 1985, bassist John Levén suggested that Tempest should write a song based on that riff., which he did and recorded a demo version for the other band members to listen to which in turn received mixed reactions but Tempest fought hard for iy to be used.. Guitarist John Norum said “When I first heard the synth intro ‘my reaction was: 'No, this is nuts. We just can't use this,'", "Thank God they didn't listen to me”. The song's lyrics were inspired by David Bowie's song "Space Oddity".

redrose68LEVEL 25

Comment by redrose68

Good Morning:o)This was great**********U did a great job on this:o)Loved it:o)

blue_eyed_babeLEVEL 27

Comment by blue_eyed_babe

Loved the song and you are very talented.
Good Luck .

OhiogirlLEVEL 26

Comment by Ohiogirl

good job! good luck!!

-Jay-LEVEL 53

Comment by -Jay-

Still one of my favorite songs & bands from the 80's...

Great job on this one and good luck!

blazaLEVEL 55

Comment by blaza

Awesome song choice and a great sing. Good luck.

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ChuckcLEVEL 94

Comment by ChuckcSNAP-STAR

(¯`•.¸.•'´¯)ENJOYED MY LISTEN*º«..»\
«..»º*Chuckc , WTG, Good Luck•

GotTwelveLEVEL 9

Comment by GotTwelve

really enjoying all the talent here assembled!

CorinnaFLEVEL 80

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redrosebud3LEVEL 10

Comment by redrosebud3

great sing................hugs sandi



Sounding Great!Enjoyed my listening very much.Good Luck.Hugs Vi.......

SassyKaraokeLoverLEVEL 32

Comment by SassyKaraokeLover

Awesome sing!!! *************


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