The Final Countdown" is a song by Swedish rock band Europe, released in 1986. Written by Joey Tempest, it was based on a keyboard riff he made in the early ' 80s, inspired by David Bowie' s " Space Oddity".
Originally made to just be a concert opener, it is the first single from the band' s third studio album, also named The Final Countdown. The song reached number one in 25 countries, including.
Although too " synth" for some people, " Rock the Night" is EASILY one of the best top 40 metal anthems EVER. All countdown styles in one.