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'Final Countdown' (?)

I was not alive for long in the 80’s…i probably missed out.

The main chorus in this song reminds me of rocky training montages, olympic athletics, Brian Olfield throwing shotput, Mike Tyson doing jump rope and knocking people out…stuff like that. Flavor of the day.

It’s probably my favourite song ever :

My mother told me that when I was just a kid I’d sit near the radio or the TV if I heard that the song was standing and I’d “sing” to it. I say “sing” because I had no idea what they were saying.

Some years later I rediscovered it with this clip (this is the remastered version)

Europe seems to be a one-hit wonder though. Can’t remember any other good song by them.
Here’s a good mashup with Eurovision 2012’s winner :

good call post hole digger … whenever I hear Final Countdown I picture Gob’s magic tricks

[quote]polo77j wrote:
good call post hole digger … whenever I hear Final Countdown I picture Gob’s magic tricks[/quote]

Me too. I’ll never be able to take the song seriously again.

Sort of like trying to take this one seriously:

After watching this:

[quote]polo77j wrote:
good call post hole digger … whenever I hear Final Countdown I picture Gob’s magic tricks[/quote]

I picture high school dances I went to.

:frowning:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]polo77j wrote:
good call post hole digger … whenever I hear Final Countdown I picture Gob’s magic tricks[/quote]

I picture high school dances I went to.

:frowning: [/quote]

haha … yer old … haha

[quote]polo77j wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]polo77j wrote:
good call post hole digger … whenever I hear Final Countdown I picture Gob’s magic tricks[/quote]

I picture high school dances I went to.

:frowning: [/quote]

haha … yer old … haha[/quote]

I know where you live…

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]polo77j wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]polo77j wrote:
good call post hole digger … whenever I hear Final Countdown I picture Gob’s magic tricks[/quote]

I picture high school dances I went to.

:frowning: [/quote]

haha … yer old … haha[/quote]

I know where you live…[/quote]

Creepy

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]polo77j wrote:
good call post hole digger … whenever I hear Final Countdown I picture Gob’s magic tricks[/quote]

I picture high school dances I went to.

:frowning: [/quote]

I bought the cassette when it came out… in '86. I was a year out of high school :frowning:

Feel better, Derek?

[quote]imhungry wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]polo77j wrote:
good call post hole digger … whenever I hear Final Countdown I picture Gob’s magic tricks[/quote]

I picture high school dances I went to.

:frowning: [/quote]

I bought the cassette when it came out… in '86. I was a year out of high school :frowning:

Feel better, Derek?[/quote]

I think I was a year out of diapers :slight_smile:

[quote]polo77j wrote:

[quote]imhungry wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]polo77j wrote:
good call post hole digger … whenever I hear Final Countdown I picture Gob’s magic tricks[/quote]

I picture high school dances I went to.

:frowning: [/quote]

I bought the cassette when it came out… in '86. I was a year out of high school :frowning:

Feel better, Derek?[/quote]

I think I was a year out of diapers :)[/quote]
Fuck you, Polo!! :slight_smile: