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Encyclopedia > Europe (band)
Europe
Europe performing in Hamburg 1992
Europe performing in Hamburg 1992
Background information
Origin Upplands Väsby, Sweden
Genre(s) Hard rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal
Years active 1979–1992
1999 (partial reunion)
2003–present
Label(s) Hot Records
Epic Records
Sanctuary Records
Website www.europetheband.com
Members
Joey Tempest
John Norum
John Levén
Mic Michaeli
Ian Haugland
Former members
Kee Marcello
Tony Reno
Peter Olsson
Marcel Jacob

Europe is a Swedish hard rock band originally assembled as a progressive rock group; they later added keyboards to their sound in order to soften it. Upplands Väsby Municipality is a Swedish Municipality in central Sweden. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... For other uses, see Tempest. ... John Norum in 2004 John Norum, born as John Terry Norum on February 23rd, 1964 in Vardø, Norway. ... John Levén in 2004 John Levén, born as John Gunnar Levén on October 25th, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Mic Michaeli in 2004 Mic Michaeli, born as Gunnar Mathias Michaeli on November 11th, 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Ian Haugland in 2004 Ian Haugland, born as Jan Håkan Haugland on August 13, 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway. ... Kee Marcello (born Kjell Hilding Lövbom on February 20, 1960 in Ludvika, Sweden) is the former guitarist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Tony Reno in 1983 Tony Reno, born as Tony Niemistö on February 10th, 1963 in Danderyd, Sweden. ... Peter Olsson was the original bassist in the Swedish hard rock band Force, which later would change their name to Europe. ... Marcel Jacob Marcel Jacob, born in January 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ...


Europe is one of the most successful Swedish rockbands of all time, having sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.

Contents

Biography

The beginning

The first incarnation of the band was named Force and came together in 1979, in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm, and was integrated by vocalist and keyboardist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno. The band sent several demos to record companies, but were told that in order to be published they had to cut their hair and sing in Swedish. Two years later, Olsson left the band and was replaced by John Levén. Just a couple of months later, Levén joined Yngwie J. Malmsteen's band Rising Force, and Malmsteen's former bassist, Marcel Jacob joined Force. This only lasted for three months, though; Levén apparently had issues with Malmsteen, so he and Jacob traded places again. Upplands Väsby Municipality is a Swedish Municipality in central Sweden. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... For other uses, see Tempest. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... John Norum in 2004 John Norum, born as John Terry Norum on February 23rd, 1964 in Vardø, Norway. ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... Peter Olsson was the original bassist in the Swedish hard rock band Force, which later would change their name to Europe. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Tony Reno in 1983 Tony Reno, born as Tony Niemistö on February 10th, 1963 in Danderyd, Sweden. ... For other uses, see demo. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... John Levén in 2004 John Levén, born as John Gunnar Levén on October 25th, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (IPA pronunciation: //) (born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck, June 30, 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. ... Marcel Jacob Marcel Jacob, born in January 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden. ...


In 1982, Tempest's girlfriend entered Force in the Swedish rock talent contest Rock-SM. Competing against 4000 bands, they won the contest thanks to two songs, "In the Future to Come" and "The King Will Return". Their rewards being a record deal with Hot Records. Tempest won the individual award for Best Lead Singer, and Norum won the award for Best Guitarist. During the contest, Force changed their name to Europe. Their self-titled debut album was released the following year, and sold well both in Sweden and Japan. The single "Seven Doors Hotel" became a Top 10 hit in Japan. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Europe is the first album by Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Seven Doors Hotel is also the name of a Norwegian pop rock band. ...


The second album, Wings of Tomorrow was released one year later, and the single "Open Your Heart" got CBS Records interested in the band, offering them an international contract in 1985. "I think one of the most important albums for the band was Wings of Tomorrow," Tempest said, "We were learning how to write songs and John started playing some really cool stuff on the guitar. We became a better band and that was a good period for the band." [1] Keyboardist Mic Michaeli was soon recruited to play in live concerts, and became an official member of the band shortly after. At the same time, Tony Reno was fired because of his lack of motivation and alleged slacking off on rehearsals. His replacement was Ian Haugland. Wings of Tomorrow is Europes second album, released February 24, 1984, by Hot Records. ... For other uses of Open Your Heart, see Open Your Heart (disambiguation) Open Your Heart is a single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... This article is about the year. ... Mic Michaeli in 2004 Mic Michaeli, born as Gunnar Mathias Michaeli on November 11th, 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Ian Haugland in 2004 Ian Haugland, born as Jan HÃ¥kan Haugland on August 13, 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway. ...


In 1985 Europe recorded the soundtrack for youth movie On the Loose, which gave them the hit "Rock the Night". Several months later, Tempest was asked to write a song for the charity project Swedish Metal Aid. He wrote "Give A Helping Hand", which would feature the biggest stars of Swedish rock and metal. The income from the sales of the single, which was produced by Easy Action guitarist Kee Marcello, was donated to the starving people of Ethiopia. In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Rock the Night is a 1986 hit single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Easy Action is a Swedish glam rock band which was formed in Stockholm 1983. ... Kee Marcello (born Kjell Hilding Lövbom on February 20, 1960 in Ludvika, Sweden) is the former guitarist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ...


Worldwide success

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  • Europe - "The Final Countdown"
    excerpt from the 1986 album.
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At the end of the year they began the recording of their next album with Journey producer Kevin Elson. The result was The Final Countdown. Released in May 1986, it became a worldwide megahit and established Europe as one of the biggest rock bands in the world. The album sold about seven million copies and reached number 8 on the Billboard 200 chart in the USA.[citation needed] The title track, which was released as the first single, sold about eight million copies and was number 1 in 26 countries.[citation needed] Other hits included the power ballad "Carrie", which reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and "Cherokee" and a re-released "Rock The Night". Image File history File links Europe_-_The_Final_Countdown. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... Kevin Elson Kevin Elson is an American record producer who is best known for his work with Europe, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Mr. ... The Final Countdown is Europes third album, released May 26, 1986, by Epic Records. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... For other meanings, see The Final Countdown (disambiguation). ... Carrie is a 1986 hit single released by the Swedish 80s rock band Europe. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Cherokee is a 1986 hit single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Rock the Night is a 1986 hit single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ...


Not satisfied with the album's keyboard-dominated production nor the band's commercialized image, John Norum decided to leave Europe in November 1986 to pursue a solo career. "'Countdown' was mixed in L.A. with Kevin and none of us was involved in the process," vocalist Joey Tempest said, "We liked the album, of course, but we also realised that it was very keyboard oriented and featured less guitars. That was definitely a reason for John to start thinking, 'I wonder where this is heading - I don't think I can do this.'" [2]

Joey Tempest
Joey Tempest

Kee Marcello, Easy Action guitarist was asked to replace him, and after some consideration decided to join the band. The following year included successful tours through Europe and the USA. The follow-up to The Final Countdown was entitled Out of This World and was released in 1988. The biggest hits from the album were "Superstitious" and a new version of "Open Your Heart". The album sold about three million copies, which was considered a fiasco compared to previous sales figures. More touring followed, including an American tour with Def Leppard and a festival gig at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England with Bon Jovi, Skid Row and Vixen. ImageMetadata File history File links Picture of Europe vocalist Joey Tempest, taken by Niklas Bernstone in Sweden 2004. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Picture of Europe vocalist Joey Tempest, taken by Niklas Bernstone in Sweden 2004. ... Kee Marcello (born Kjell Hilding Lövbom on February 20, 1960 in Ludvika, Sweden) is the former guitarist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Easy Action is a 1970 album by Alice Cooper. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Out of This World is Europes fourth album, released in July, 1988, by Epic Records. ... Superstitious is a 1988 single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Open Your Heart, a number one single by Madonna, entered the charts in the winter of 1987. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... Spectators watch Green Day from the grass slopes Thunder perform at the 2006 Monsters of Rock festival The National Bowl is a 65,000 capacity entertainment venue in Milton Keynes, England. ... , Milton Keynes ( ; IPA ) is a large town in South East England, about 45 miles (75 km) north-west of London. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... Skid Row is an American heavy metal band which became the glam metal prototypes of the late 1980s metal scene and were successful until they were eclipsed by the Seattle grunge bands in 1991. ... Vixen is an all female American Rock band which achieved some success during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...


In September 1989, Europe did a gig at the Whisky a Go Go club in West Hollywood, California, under the pseudonym Le Baron Boys. That name would later be used as a title for a much-circulated Europe bootleg, which contained demo recordings from 1989-90. Two years later, the album Prisoners in Paradise was released, but received limited media attention due to the "boom" of the grunge movement, started by Nirvana and Pearl Jam. On New Year's Eve 1991, Europe kicked off a new tour with a show at the Tokyo Dome, in which Tesla, Thunder and Metallica also performed. The show was called "Final Countdown '91". The Whisky A Go-Go is a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8901 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. ... Nickname: WeHo Location of Los Angeles County in California and West Hollywood within Los Angeles County Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated 1984  - City Council John Heilman (mayor) Sal Guarriello John J. Duran Abbe Land Jeffrey Prang Area    - City  1. ... For other uses, see Alias. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ... Prisoners in Paradise is Europes fifth album, released on September 23, 1991, by Epic Records. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... This article is about the rock group. ... For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ... Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム Tōkyō Dōmu, TYO: 9681) is a 55,000-seat [1] stadium located in Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo, Japan. ... Tesla is the name of an American rock band originating in Sacramento, California. ... Thunder are an English hard rock band, who originally formed in 1989 when Terraplane broke up, leaving lead singer Danny Bowes and guitarist/main songwriter Luke Morley to form a new band, namely Thunder. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ...


After ten years of living, recording and touring together, Europe decided to take a long break when the tour ended in 1992. "I remember in the tour bus afterwards, we were talking about where the whole thing was going, and I think at the time the consensus amongst the band was that we really felt ready for a break," Joey Tempest said, "We felt that it was time to put some roots down, and I was really into the idea of making my own solo album." [3] In that time, Joey Tempest and Kee Marcello released solo albums, while the other members participated in several different projects and bands.


Reunions

For the millennium celebrations, Europe was asked to do a concert in Stockholm on New Year's Eve. That would be their first concert with two lead guitarists, since both Norum and Marcello had accepted to play. They played "Rock the Night" and "The Final Countdown". This was not a full-time reunion, however; just a one-off event. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

John Norum
John Norum

Over the years, there were several reunion rumors, and on October 2, 2003 it was made official: Europe announced plans for a new album and world tour. The band then switched back to the classic Final Countdown line-up, with John Norum as the only lead guitarist. "There was no doubt that we wanted John back, and John wanted to get back," Tempest said, "For me it was important to get that spark going again that we had before." [2] Kee Marcello claimed that he was too busy with his own projects. "I told them I didn't want to participate in a [new] studio album because musically, I want to go in a different kind of direction than the music Europe stands for," Marcello said, "Then we talked for a while about doing a six-piece tour – it didn't turn out that way because of different reasons." [4]


In the summer of 2004 Europe went on a festival tour through the European continent. The concert setlists included several old classics, but also introduced the title track from their brand new album - Start from the Dark. Start from the Dark was released September 22, 2004; the same day John Norum became a father. The album received good reviews from music critics. The album featured a different sound and style compared to their older albums. "We just wanted to make something fresh," Tempest said, "The music and the lyrics just happened, but that was one decision we made – that we wanted to be relevant now." [5] Eventually, the album sold in excess of 600,000 copies worldwide. Start from the Dark is Europes sixth album, released in September 23, 2004, by T & T. Track listing Got to Have Faith (Tempest, Norum) - 3:10 Start from the Dark (Tempest, Norum) - 4:12 Flames (Tempest) - 3:55 Hero (Tempest) - 4:15 Wake Up Call (Tempest, Norum) - 4:14...


Europe released their latest album, Secret Society on October 26, 2006, and the world tour started the same day in Lund, Sweden, and ended September 1, 2007 with two performances at the Dalhalla in Rättvik, Sweden. The band performed in Sibiu, Romania, to celebrate New Year's Eve with a one-hour live show, and on January 26, 2008 they performed at the Nalen, in Stockholm, in a special event called Almost Unplugged, their first acoustic live show, during which they played some of their old and new never played live songs, and some covers from the bands that have influenced them in the years: Pink Floyd, UFO, Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy. The show was webcast on their official website. Secret Society is the seventh studio album by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ...


After some summer festivals, the band will be ready to record the new album, expected for Spring 2009. It will be followed by a world tour.


Band members

Current members

  • Joey Tempest - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards (1979-1992, 2003-present)
  • John Norum - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals (1979-1986, 2003-present)
  • John Levén - bass (1981-1992, 2003-present)
  • Mic Michaeli - keyboards, backing vocals, rhythm guitar (1984-1992, 2003-present)
  • Ian Haugland - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1984-1992, 2003-present)

For other uses, see Tempest. ... John Norum in 2004 John Norum, born as John Terry Norum on February 23rd, 1964 in Vardø, Norway. ... John Levén in 2004 John Levén, born as John Gunnar Levén on October 25th, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Mic Michaeli in 2004 Mic Michaeli, born as Gunnar Mathias Michaeli on November 11th, 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Ian Haugland in 2004 Ian Haugland, born as Jan Håkan Haugland on August 13, 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway. ...

Former members

Kee Marcello (born Kjell Hilding Lövbom on February 20, 1960 in Ludvika, Sweden) is the former guitarist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Tony Reno in 1983 Tony Reno, born as Tony Niemistö on February 10th, 1963 in Danderyd, Sweden. ... Peter Olsson was the original bassist in the Swedish hard rock band Force, which later would change their name to Europe. ... Marcel Jacob Marcel Jacob, born in January 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden. ...

Discography

For complete discography and sales information, see: Europe discography

This page includes the discography of Swedish hard rock band Europe. ...

Studio albums

Europe is the first album by Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Wings of Tomorrow is Europes second album, released February 24, 1984, by Hot Records. ... The Final Countdown is Europes third album, released May 26, 1986, by Epic Records. ... RIAA redirects here. ... Out of This World is Europes fourth album, released in July, 1988, by Epic Records. ... Prisoners in Paradise is Europes fifth album, released on September 23, 1991, by Epic Records. ... Start from the Dark is Europes sixth album, released in September 23, 2004, by T & T. Track listing Got to Have Faith (Tempest, Norum) - 3:10 Start from the Dark (Tempest, Norum) - 4:12 Flames (Tempest) - 3:55 Hero (Tempest) - 4:15 Wake Up Call (Tempest, Norum) - 4:14... Secret Society is the seventh studio album by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ...

Compilations

  • 1982-1992 (1993)
  • Definitive Collection (1997)
  • 1982-2000 (1999) - 1982-1992 reissue
  • Rock the Night: The Very Best of Europe (2004)

1982-1992 is a compilation album by Europe, released in 1993 by Epic Records. ... Definitive Collection is a compilation album by Europe, released in 1998, by Sony Music. ... 1982-2000 is a compilation album by Europe, released in 1999, by Sony Music. ...

Singles

  • Seven Doors Hotel (1983)
  • Lyin' Eyes - Withdrawn shortly after the release (1983)
  • Dreamer (1984)
  • Stormwind (1984)
  • Open Your Heart (1984)
  • Rock the Night (1985)
  • On the Loose - Soundtrack (1985)
  • The Final Countdown (1986) #8 US, #1 UK, #2 AUS, #1 GR
  • Love Chaser (1986)
  • Rock the Night - New Version (1986) #30 US, #12 UK, #22 AUS
  • Carrie (1986) #3 US, #22 UK
  • Cherokee (1986) #72 US
  • Superstitious (1988) #31 US, #34 UK, #45 AUS
  • Open Your Heart - New Version (1988) #86 UK
  • Let the Good Times Rock (1989) #85 UK
  • More Than Meets the Eye (1989)
  • Tomorrow (1989)
  • Prisoners in Paradise (1991)
  • I'll Cry for You (1992) #28 UK
  • Halfway to Heaven (1992) #42 UK
  • Sweet Love Child (1993)
  • The Final Countdown 2000 - Remix (1999) #36 UK, #33 AUS
  • Got to Have Faith (2004)
  • Hero (2004)
  • Always the Pretenders (2006)

Seven Doors Hotel is also the name of a Norwegian pop rock band. ... For other uses of Open Your Heart, see Open Your Heart (disambiguation) Open Your Heart is a single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Rock the Night is a 1986 hit single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... For other meanings, see The Final Countdown (disambiguation). ... Love Chaser is a 1986 hit single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Carrie is a 1986 hit single released by the Swedish 80s rock band Europe. ... Cherokee is a 1986 hit single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Superstitious is a 1988 single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Always the Pretenders is a 2006 single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ...

Promotional music videos

  • In the Future to Come (1983)
  • Dreamer (1985) [7]
  • The Final Countdown (1986)
  • Rock the Night (1986)
  • Carrie (1986)
  • Cherokee (1987)
  • Superstitious (1988)
  • Open Your Heart (1988)
  • Let the Good Times Rock (1988)
  • Prisoners in Paradise (1991)
  • I'll Cry for You (1991)
  • Halfway to Heaven (1992)
  • The Final Countdown 2000 (1999)
  • Got to Have Faith (2004)
  • Hero (2004)
  • Always the Pretenders (2006)

DVDs

  • Rock the Night: Collectors Edition (2004)
Collection of all their music videos from 1986 to 1992, plus old interviews and live footage from Swedish TV. Released as Rock the World in the USA.
Concert recorded in Solnahallen in Stockholm, Sweden 1986. Released in Japan only.
Concert recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England 2004. Interviews, music videos and band info are included as bonus material. Released as a double-DVD.
  • The Final Countdown Tour 1986: Live in Sweden - 20th Anniversary Edition (2006)
Remastered edition of the Solnahallen concert DVD, which was released to mark the 20th anniversary of the album The Final Countdown. Includes interviews, unreleased pictures from the Final Countdown tour and biography.

A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... The Final Countdown Tour 1986 is a DVD released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Live from the Dark is a DVD released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... The Hammersmith Apollo, located in Hammersmith, London, England, opened in 1932, and was known as Gaumont Palace Hammersmith until 1962. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Final Countdown is Europes third album, released May 26, 1986, by Epic Records. ...

Pop culture

  • "The Final Countdown", "Cherokee", "Danger On the Track", "Rock the Night", and "Time Has Come" are used in the movie "Hot Rod". Will Arnett is in "Hot Rod", as well as Arrested Development.
  • "The Final Countdown" is often played during a time-out in the final minute of a close NBA game.
  • "The Final Countdown" is also used often during NHL games after a hometeam scores a goal.
  • "The Final Countdown" was played during the 2007 AFC championship game in the fourth quarter as well as in Super Bowl XLII after the New York Giants scored their game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.
  • Pro wrestler "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson, who wrestles predominately for the Ring Of Honor promotion, used to use this as his theme song. Fans would usually sing along to it as it plays. It is also used by professional wrestler Sara Del Rey when she isn't performing for Ring of Honor. Legendary pro wrestler Keiji Muto used "The Final Countdown" as his theme, under the name, "Space Lone Wolf."
  • During a Super Bowl XLI commercial for Fed Ex, "The Final Countdown" is played as a rocket ship lands on the moon.
  • "The Final Countdown" was played at Eurobasket '87 tournament, when Hellas (Greece) defeated - against all odds - Russia (USSR at that time) , and won for the first time in the history, the European title. After that, "The Final Countdown" was established as a kind of copyright song for this era, and soon it became the standard music theme for all the achievements of the Hellenic Basket team.
  • "The Final Countdown" is played regularly at Detroit Pistons games. They are a heavy influence on the Pistons franchise.
  • "The Final Countdown" is played by the bandleader in The Singing Bee as a lead-in to the money round of the same name.
  • "The Final Countdown" was featured in an MTV episode of Rob and Big.
  • "The Final Countdown" is featured in Buzz! The Mega Quiz on PS2 as a theme song for the final round of the game, aptly named The Final Countdown.
  • "The Final Countdown" is used in "Industry Groupie", the song of rapper Chamillionaire from the album "Ultimate Victory".

For other meanings, see The Final Countdown (disambiguation). ... This is a list of the main and recurring fictional characters from the Fox television comedy series, Arrested Development. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... NBA redirects here. ... NHL redirects here. ... Bryan Danielson (born May 22, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington)[1] is an American independent professional wrestler, known as the American Dragon. ... For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). ... Keiji Mutoh (武藤敬司 Mutō Keiji) was born December 23, 1962 in Yamanishi, Japan. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... The Federal Express was a passenger train operated on the Poughkeepsie Bridge Route. ... The 1987 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1987, was the 25th regional championship held by FIBA Europe. ... The Greece national basketball team for men is the basketball side that represents Greece in international competitions. ... The Soviet Union national basketball team was the basketball side that represented the Soviet Union in international competitions. ... This article is about the American version. ... Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games , lit. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Look up Rob and Big in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Buzz! The Mega Quiz is the newest game in the Buzz! series for the Sony Playstation 2, alongside Buzz! Junior: Robo Jam. ... PS2 can mean: PlayStation 2 (Sony PS2), sixth-generation video game console PS/2 (IBM Personal System/2 office PCs, or the interface standard for mice and keyboards that the PS/2 series set) Phantasy Star II, second in the Phantasy Star seiries of video games. ... Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979)better known by his stage name Chamillionaire (pronounced Ka-MIL-yin-air, IPA: , a portmanteau of chameleon and millionaire) is an American rapper (and often singer) and the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. ...

References

  1. ^ Metal Express Radio. Metal Express Radio. Retrieved on 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ a b RATHOLE.com - Fireworks Magazine: Issue 26. RATHOLE.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-23.
  3. ^ RATHOLE.com - Fireworks Magazine: Issue 18. RATHOLE.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-15.
  4. ^ RATHOLE.com - Fireworks Magazine: Issue 17. RATHOLE.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-23.
  5. ^ MusicPlayers.com: Features > Bands > Europe. MusicPlayers.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-23.
  6. ^ a b RIAA - Gold and Platinum. RIAA.com. Retrieved on 2008-02-23.
  7. ^ YouTube - EUROPE-Dreamer 1985 (MV)

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See also

This is a list of notable bands named after real or fictional places. ... This is a timeline of heavy metal and hard rock, from its beginnings in the mid 1960s to the present time. ...

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MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... For other uses, see Tempest. ... John Norum in 2004 John Norum, born as John Terry Norum on February 23rd, 1964 in Vardø, Norway. ... John Levén in 2004 John Levén, born as John Gunnar Levén on October 25th, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Mic Michaeli in 2004 Mic Michaeli, born as Gunnar Mathias Michaeli on November 11th, 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Ian Haugland in 2004 Ian Haugland, born as Jan Håkan Haugland on August 13, 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway. ... Kee Marcello (born Kjell Hilding Lövbom on February 20, 1960 in Ludvika, Sweden) is the former guitarist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Tony Reno in 1983 Tony Reno, born as Tony Niemistö on February 10th, 1963 in Danderyd, Sweden. ... Peter Olsson was the original bassist in the Swedish hard rock band Force, which later would change their name to Europe. ... Marcel Jacob Marcel Jacob, born in January 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Europe is the first album by Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Wings of Tomorrow is Europes second album, released February 24, 1984, by Hot Records. ... The Final Countdown is Europes third album, released May 26, 1986, by Epic Records. ... Out of This World is Europes fourth album, released in July, 1988, by Epic Records. ... Prisoners in Paradise is Europes fifth album, released on September 23, 1991, by Epic Records. ... Start from the Dark is Europes sixth album, released in September 23, 2004, by T & T. Track listing Got to Have Faith (Tempest, Norum) - 3:10 Start from the Dark (Tempest, Norum) - 4:12 Flames (Tempest) - 3:55 Hero (Tempest) - 4:15 Wake Up Call (Tempest, Norum) - 4:14... Secret Society is the seventh studio album by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... 1982-1992 is a compilation album by Europe, released in 1993 by Epic Records. ... Definitive Collection is a compilation album by Europe, released in 1998, by Sony Music. ... 1982-2000 is a compilation album by Europe, released in 1999, by Sony Music. ... This page includes the discography of Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... The Final Countdown Tour 1986 is a DVD released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... Live from the Dark is a DVD released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. ... This page includes the discography of Swedish hard rock band Europe. ...

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Europe: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (4378 words)
Europe was the first of the world's regions to develop a modern economy based on commercial agriculture and industry, and it remains one of the world's major industrial regions, with average annual income per capita among the world's highest.
Europe is washed in the north by the Arctic Ocean, and in the west by the Atlantic Ocean, with which the North Sea and the Baltic Sea are connected.
Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and – according to the traditional geographic definition – to the south-east by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains (in Caucasia).
Europe Biography @ Band-Online.net (931 words)
The first incarnation of the band was named Force and came together on the year of 1979, in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm, and was integrated by vocalist and keyboardist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.
The band sent several demos to record companies, but were told that in order to be published they had to cut their hair and sing in Swedish.
Europe recently finished up a world tour and is planning to record a new album, which is expected to hit the market in 2006.
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