Written by Joey Tempest , it was based on a keyboard riff he made in the early s, with lyrics inspired by David Bowie 's " Space Oddity ". Originally made to just be a concert opener, it is the first single and title track from the band's third studio album. The song reached number one in 25 countries,  including the United Kingdom, and was certified gold in that country in A music video by Nick Morris was made to promote the single that features footage from the band's two concerts at the Solnahallen in Solna , as well as extra footage of the sound checks at those concerts. The song was based on a keyboard riff which Joey Tempest had written, as early as or ,  on a Korg Polysix keyboard which he had borrowed from keyboardist Mic Michaeli. But in the end I fought hard to make sure it got used. The song's lyrics were inspired by David Bowie 's song " Space Oddity ". It's always a nice feeling. Sometimes you hear it on the streets or someone has it on their mobile phone or something… it's a nice feeling! Actually, I did an interview about a year ago with a newspaper from America and they talked about how much it's been used in sports in America… which I didn't know so much about.
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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox single. Written by Joey Tempest , it was the first single from the band's third studio album, also named The Final Countdown. The song reached No. The song was based on a keyboard riff which Joey Tempest had written, as early as or ,  on a Korg Polysix keyboard which he had borrowed from keyboardist Mic Michaeli. We just can't use this. But in the end I fought hard to make sure it got used. The song's lyrics were inspired by David Bowie 's song " Space Oddity ". Sometimes you hear it on the streets or someone has it on their mobile phone or something… it's a nice feeling!
The Final Countdown is the third studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. Released on 26 May through Epic Records , the album was a huge commercial success selling over 15 million copies worldwide, peaking at number 8 on the U. Billboard chart and reaching high positions in charts worldwide. Due to the national success of On the Loose and "Rock the Night", Europe went on a new tour around Sweden in , with new songs "Danger on the Track", " Love Chaser " and the power ballad " Carrie " included in the setlist and ready to be recorded for the album. The song " The Final Countdown " was based on an old keyboard riff that Tempest had composed as early as —82,  on a Korg Polysix keyboard he had borrowed from Michaeli. During the recording sessions, vocalist Joey Tempest came down with a bad allergic reaction to bread products, which delayed the recording for a while, and forced Joey to make changes to his diet, so he could complete his work on the album.
Check out our breakdown of the movies and shows we're excited about this month, including " Lovecraft Country. See our picks list. Title: The Final Countdown A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period. A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone. A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once.