EUROPE’s ‘The Final Countdown’ Video Surpasses One Billion Views On YouTube

EUROPE‘s music video for the group’s 1986 mega-hit “The Ultimate Countdown” has surpassed one billion views on YouTube. The Nick Morris-directed clip, which was uploaded to YouTube in October 2009, comprises footage from two concert events EUROPE performed at Solnahallen in Solna, Sweden on Might 26 and Might 27, 1986, in addition to some further footage filmed on the soundchecks for these gigs.

EUROPE introduced the YouTube milestone in a social media publish on Tuesday (Might 31). The band wrote: “Unbelievable! One Billion Views! Thanks a lot to everybody on the market who has loved ‘The Ultimate Countdown’ tune and video! We’re certain now we have aggravated a number of individuals alongside the best way as nicely with this tune. : ) In any case we’re tremendous thrilled and can have fun tonight in Gothenburg with all our followers on this tour with WHITESNAKE!”

“The Ultimate Countdown” was the primary single launched from EUROPE‘s third studio album, “The Ultimate Countdown”, in 1986. The band’s most recognizable and widespread tune, it reached No. 1 in 25 nations, together with the UK. In america the tune peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Scorching 100 and 18 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The one was licensed gold in the UK in 1986.

4 years in the past, EUROPE vocalist Joey Tempest was requested by Australia’s Wall Of Sound if he knew “The Ultimate Countdown” can be a smash when he was writing it and recording it. He responded: “It’s a good query. I did the demo at house with this tune and we had the concepts for it for thus lengthy. It was a one-minute demo since highschool for me. On the third album, we determined to report the tune and we had been speaking about writing round this fundamental keyboard riff. Initially, it was actually a soundtrack-type tune and never a success single, and I suppose this was good for it. I bear in mind taking part in the demo for the blokes and so they actually noticed the tune so robust and it constructed from there. [But] no, we by no means knew that this was going to be such an enormous hit. We opened the album and the tour with this tune, however we actually thought this was not the one to be the preliminary single.”

In keeping with Tempest, “The Ultimate Countdown” nonetheless stands as “one in all our strongest albums and it was one of many albums that stands out; it opened up a whole lot of doorways for the band. You recognize, ‘Wings Of Tomorrow’ was a bit extra naïve and stronger in that regard. However personally, I feel now we have completed higher albums, particularly within the final [few] years. The three final albums are our strongest, however clearly it was one thing that belonged in that period and one thing so necessary to our profession and historical past.”

EUROPE‘s newest album, “Stroll The Earth”, was launched in October 2017 by way of the band’s personal Hell & Again label by means of Silver Lining Music.

One Billion Views! Thanks a lot to everybody on the market who has loved The Ultimate Countdown tune and…

Posted by Europe on Tuesday, Might 31, 2022

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