The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown by Europe was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, December 6, 1986 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The iconic keyboard riff was composed by lead singer Joey Tempest five years before the song was recorded. The band's keyboard player Mic Michaeli had lent him the instrument. The music video is very meta, showing the band being filmed for a video. This song has a lot of haters and has appeared on various "worst of" lists over the years. An example: it was listed #1 on VH1's 40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs. The song is used as the introduction theme at the UK soccer team Blackburn Rovers and its the theme song for the NBA team Detroit Pistons.

The Final Countdown FAQs

Who sang The Final Countdown?

The Final Countdown was performed by Europe

What year did The Final Countdown get to the UK number 1 spot?

The Final Countdown first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, December 6, 1986

How long was The Final Countdown at number 1 in the UK?

The Final Countdown spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.