Sound the siren! “The Final Countdown” in Europe surpassed one billion views on YouTube, becoming the latest song and video to eclipse the brand.
The song originally appeared on the 1986 album of the same name, which served as the band’s third album. The track proved to be their worldwide breakthrough through radio and MTV, giving their album a boost upon its release soon after the song and video arrived. The song was a hit climbing to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,
“Incredible! One billion views,” the band exclaimed in a social media post. “Thank you so much to everyone who enjoyed ‘The Final Countdown’ song and video! We’re sure we’ve also annoyed a few people along the way with this song 🙂 Either way, we’re super excited and going to celebrate tonight in Gothenburg with all our fans on this tour with Whitesnake! – Joey, John, John, Mic & Ian // Europe”
The final Countdown album, which also included the hit single “Carrie”, ended up reaching number 8 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and was certified triple platinum.
As noted, Europe is currently touring Europe, with dates booked through the end of June. See all of their scheduled stops and get ticketing information here.
Now go add to their total by revisiting Europe’s classic video for “The Final Countdown” below.