The band known as Europe wrote The Final Countdown which is a famous song that is often played on New Year’s Eve when shows are counting down to the next year. Specifically, Joey Tempest of this band wrote the actual words to it. It was released in 1986 and became one of the most popular songs of all time.
Many people whether they are in the United States, Asia or Europe or really anywhere else have heard of this song. It was written and released in the United Kingdom which is fitting since the band is called Europe. It hit the charts shortly after and it is still being played today throughout the year but especially near the end of it.