EUROPE — The Final Countdown

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Album · 1986

Filed under Hard Rock
By EUROPE

Tracklist

1. The Final Countdown (5:10)
2. Rock the Night (4:03)
3. Carrie (4:30)
4. Danger on the Track (3:45)
5. Ninja (3:46)
6. Cherokee (4:13)
7. Time Has Come (4:01)
8. Heart of Stone (3:46)
9. On the Loose (3:08)
10. Love Chaser (3:27)

Total Time: 39:55

Line-up/Musicians

- Joey Tempest / Vocals
- John Norum / Guitars, Backing Vocals
- John Levén / Bass
- Mic Michaeli / Keyboards, Backing Vocals
- Ian Haugland / Drums, Backing Vocals

About this release

Release date: May 26, 1986
Label: Epic Records

Top chart positions reached:
Swedish Album Chart 1
Swiss Album Chart 1
French Album Chart 1
Canadian Album Chart 2
Italian Album Chart 2
Norwegian Album Chart 4
Austrian Album Chart 5
German Album Chart 6
Billboard 200 8
UK Album Chart 9

Thanks to Vim Fuego, Unitron, diamondblack, 666sharon666 for the updates

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thellama73
I can never decide whether the Final Countdown is the pinnacle of pop-metal or the worst example of radio schlock. Oh wait, that's right... it's both!

This is one of those rare albums that has both feet planted in the land of "so bad it's good." The synthesizer riff of the title track is nothing short of legendary, as this touching story about leaving Earth for frontiers unknown unfolds. I mean, really, how can you not love this song? It's reason enough to own the album.

The surprising thing is that the rest of the record almost measures up to the first track. Nothing else is quite as recognizable, to be sure, but there are some glorious examples indeed of cheese-metal to be found. "Ninja" is my personal favorite (a hair metal song about ninjas! What's not to love?) but of all the ridiculous songs here, the most absurd is surely "Cherokee." There's just something surreal about shrieking Europeans in leather pants wailing on about the American Indians. It's so... incongruous.

In short, The Final Countdown is worth a listen for laughs and lightweight fun, and the title track is really something no serious music collector should omit from his collection.

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