Music moment 1986: ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe was released

Europe singer Joey Tempest performing.
Europe's lead singer Joey Tempest. Photo: Roger Turesson

Highlight Swedish music moments! Promote the reasons behind the Swedish music success story, and iconic moments from music history. This post is part of a social media campaign and the toolkit Swedish Music Moments. The campaign can be used when activating the toolkit or throughout the whole year.

In February 1986, Swedish glam metal band Europe released the song ‘The Final Countdown’. It roared to number one in 25 countries.

Suggested dates: February (or New Year’s Eve)

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Rock band Europe's lead singer, Joey Tempest, singing.

Video 9:16 for reels and stories

Big audience at a concert, with purple confetti flying in the air.
Toolkit: Swedish Music Moments

Swedish Music Moments – Share a musical experience

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In February 1986, Swedish glam metal band Europe released their glorious anthem ‘The Final Countdown’. It roared to number one in 25 countries and, like a comet, it’s blazed a trail ever since.

#SwedishMusicMoments #Onthisday #TheFinalCountdown

Tag: @officialeuropetheband

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