June 18, 2009

We're heading to Venus, and still we stand tall

Staying in Scandinavia, today's 80s hit is the hard-rock anthem "The Final Countdown, by Swedish band Europe:

There's an interesting love-it-or-hate it thing with "The Final Countdown": some people count it amongst the greatest hard-rock songs ever, while others reckon it one of the worst ever. I'm in the middle: I think it's OK, but I liked it a lot better when I was a teenager. Excellent keyboard riff, though.

I wouldn't normally post two videos in a day, but this time I really can't resist. Turning down your speakers is recommended, as this performance is truly awesome in its badness: