The Final Countdown

Album: The Final Countdown (1986)
Charted: 1 8
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  • We're leaving together
    But still it's farewell
    And maybe we'll come back
    To Earth, who can tell?
    I guess there is no one to blame
    We're leaving ground (leaving ground)
    Will things ever be the same again?

    It's the final countdown
    The final countdown

    We're heading for Venus (Venus)
    And still we stand tall
    'Cause maybe they've seen us
    And welcome us, all yeah
    With so many light years to go
    And things to be found (to be found)
    I'm sure that we'll all miss her so

    It's the final countdown
    The final countdown
    The final countdown (final countdown)
    Oh, hey

    The final countdown
    It's the final countdown
    The final countdown
    The final countdown (final countdown)
    It's the final countdown
    We're leaving together (the final countdown) Writer/s: Joey Tempest
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 22

  • Siahara Shyne Carter from United StatesI always see this in the song book.....
    When I was young as hell
    I heard this on Rocky Balboa in YouTube
    Maybe a crazy die hard fan made it

  • Don from Sevierville, TnI thought this song resembled the Rainbow song "Street of Dreams" from 1983.
  • Dave from Greer, ScNorther did a pretty neat death metal cover of this song (It's really not as bad as it sounds)
  • George from Vancouver, Canada@Marc: read the facts given sat the top of the page' they give what the band said the song is about. . .
    Anything else is just speculation as to subconscious influences. . .
  • George from Vancouver, CanadaA key song from the '80s. . .
  • Shandroise De Laeken from Davao City, Philippines@Madison - Norway,Me : Not only in Iceland, this song is also often played (several times a week) in many radio stations here in Philippines. I don't know if there are young people who like this though, but I don't care. I am at present 20+ yr old and I love the entire parts that make this song up!
    Nothing compares to it among present songs. This is superbly brilliant! Shows how much more talented musicians are back then! (Bleh :p to so-called younger "musicians")

    Also glad that this is #1 in many countries. It deserves that honor!
  • Jim from Pleasant Hill, CaMiles: Do you have band member quotes showing that it's about the Challenger space shuttle, other than guesses based on the year 1986? The lyrics about Venus and light-years don't fit the Challenger incident. I always took this song as a futuristic escape-from-Earth scenario, open to interpretation.
  • Miles from West Linn, Or@Marc this song is actually about the Challenger disaster.
  • Noah from Galesburg, IlAlways reminds me of when Gob did his magic tricks on 'Arrested Development'
  • Zan-d Mack from Springfield, MoI remember hearing this song as the varsity basketball team was introduced at my high school. One of the few good memories I have of high school.
  • Anurag Smith from Delhi, --I must have heard this about a hundred times, yet everytime I hear it, the lead guitar gets me stumped. It blends so beautifully and takes the song to a different level. Truly one of the greatest works of Rock.
  • Robert from Zanesville, OhLoved this song and Carrie by Europe.
    Excellent keyboards and guitar on both!
  • Marc from Zwolle, NetherlandsBut PLEASE, people... since this is SONGFACTS.... tell us facts about the song! I want to know what it is about! The meaning. Anybody?
  • Nick from Boston, Machamillionaire sampled this in his song "industry groupie"
  • Jake from Columbia City, InThis song is GREAT. I absolutely love it.
  • Mike from Lincoln Park, MiI just love this song. I always want to hear it on radio or VH1.
  • Madison from Norway, MeThis song is still popular in Iceland, apparently. I listen to an online station from Iceland & they play it all the time.
  • Scott from West Palm Beach, FlEd from IL: Real musicians are open minded to the "art" of performing music. Glam-rock is a staple of our society, so don't be so quick to judge just because they were pretty boys as you put it (hmmm, good looking guys every girl wants to nail ... yeah I can see how it's a real bad thing Ed). Anyway, they were and still are very good musicians in my opinion, as is evident of their Secret Society sound. Music is an art; art is in the eye (or ear) of the beholder. I'll bet as a fellow musician you wouldn't have turned down the opportunity to be their opening act at the time? Don't be ashamed to be a musician based on another's persona ... support your peers Ed! Now, if you are "Ed"die Van Halen - you have my sincerest apologies. ;)
  • Matthew from Milford, Ma

    Absolutely pathetic cover... YouTube is full of humor...
  • Ed from Incognito, IlThis "glam-rock" bunch of pretty-boys make me ashamed of being a musician!
  • Wes from San Angelo, TxI take exception to Europe being billed as a "one hit wonder". Does anyone else remember "Carrie"? This late 80's power ballad was a staple on mainstream radio. Sure, it wasn't exactly a smash hit in the purest form, but it was a hit nevertheless.
  • Pat from Reading, Maon vh1's best songs of the 80's when they asked people what number their song should place, vh1 called that section the final countdown and they had a tape of the singer of europe saying, "it's the finale countdown"
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