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06/12/1986 "The Final Countdown" is #1 on the UK singles

Originally made just to be a concert opener, The Final Countdown reached number three in the UK, eventually spending two weeks at the top of the UK Single Chart. It was also the only single from the album that charted in the UK top 10. Besides that, it reached number one in 24 other countries.


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  • "The Final Countdown 2000" 

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