So I don’t know about any of you out there, but today starts finals week. And this is the song that’s getting me through this week. Just like back when Nothin’ But a Good Time was all that was getting me through, The Final Countdown is my life support.
First of all, how can you not love this song? The opening piece just gets you pumped up and ready to go.
The song is supposed to be a remake of Space Oddity by David Bowie. The song was based on a keyboard riff that Joey Tempest had written. Originally the band had never planned to release the song as a single, but its great they did because its awesome! It is one of their most famous songs having gained 10 on Billboard Hot 100. The song was named the 66th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. And #16 on the list of the “Most Awesomely Bad Songs…Ever”.
“We’re leaving together,
But still it’s farewell
And maybe we’ll come back,
To earth, who can tell ?
I guess there is no one to blame
We’re leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?
It’s the final countdown…
We’re heading for Venus and still we stand tall
Cause maybe they’ve seen us and welcome us all
With so many light years to go and things to be found
I’m sure that we’ll all miss her so.”
It just perfectly describes how i feel trying to push through finals and to graduation, and then after graduation who know’s what will happen. “Will things ever be the same again?”
It’s a fabulous song and I hope it inspires all of you out there as well.
For more of my musical favorites, go to The Anniversary if its Formation