Classic Countdown will celebrate one of the most loved programs ever produced & broadcast by the ABC, spanning 13 years from 1974-1987, providing the soundtrack to an entire generation of Australians.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Classic Countdown - The Final Countdown (song) - Netflix
“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 from the early '80s and 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 Originally made to just be a concert opener, it is the first single from the band's third studio album, also named The Final Countdown.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 the United Kingdom, and was certified gold in that country in 1986. In the United States, the song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 18 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. 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 said concerts.
Classic Countdown - Release and reception - Netflix
“The Final Countdown” became an instant success on the charts worldwide upon its release, reaching number one in 25 countries (including the UK, where it spent two weeks at the top and is Europe's only Top 10 hit to date), and is commonly regarded as the band's most popular and recognizable song. The single reached number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and is the most successful song from the album on the Album Rock Tracks chart, peaking at number 18 (and charting for 20 weeks). The song is also the band's highest charting single in Australia and Canada, peaking at number 2 and number 5 respectively.
Classic Countdown - References - Netflix