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#1 ‘Countdown’: GEICO commercial sends Europe to top of Billboard charts [Ed: A Timely Title]
vanyaland.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | MICHAEL MAROTTA

Posted on 12/05/2015 10:28:20 AM PST by Jim 0216

Swedish rock band Europe, best known for their 1987 arena hit "The Final Countdown," are enjoying their biggest chart success ever - thanks to GEICO.

Placement in the insurance agency's current "It's What You Do" campaign, where a bunch of office workers wait around as an employee heats up a burrito while the band rocks out in the corner, has vaulted the song to Number 1 on multiple Billboard charts.

Last month, Billboard reported that "The Final Countdown" spent four weeks atop its Hard Rock Digital Songs chart, giving the band their first Number 1 in their career. "The Final Countdown" reached Number 8 on the Hot 100 back in 1987, while power ballad "Carrie" peaked at Number 3 that same year.

Today, "The Final Countdown" tops the Billboard and Clio Music's Top Commercials Chart, which is powered by Shazam. The song sold 28,000 digital copies and was streamed 5.8 million times in the United States for the month of October, up from 20,000 and 3.7 million, respectively, the previous month. On YouTube, the commercial has been played more than 700,000 times.

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The Final Countdown. Funny ad and great title - we really are in the final countdown. We're in the last stages before Jesus takes us outta here. I like the song - these guys are pretty good. But it will be Jesus, not a Steven-Hawking spaceship, that will jettison us to Heaven before it all comes crashing down here on earth.

If you're a Christian, rejoice and look up for your redemption draws near. If you don't know Jesus, TODAY is the day to be saved.

As far as Geico goes, I love their ads even though I don't carry their insurance.

1 posted on 12/05/2015 10:28:20 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216

>>As far as Geico goes, I love their ads even though I don’t carry their insurance. <<

They are funny the first 20 or 30 thousand times. After that they lose something.


2 posted on 12/05/2015 10:30:47 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Don't mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness)
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To: Jim 0216
That is an awesome song. I remember it from the 1980s when it got quite a bit of airplay here.

Another great 80s song I've been listening to a lot lately in that same vein is "Forever Young" from Alphaville. It got new life by being featured in the recent "Napoleon Dynamite" movie.

3 posted on 12/05/2015 10:33:02 AM PST by SamAdams76 (It's time we sent a junkyard dog to Washington to run the low life out)
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To: Jim 0216

That one and the smart-a$$ little boy one I mute immediately.


4 posted on 12/05/2015 10:47:48 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ( Anything FREELY-GIVEN by the government was TAKEN from someone else)
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To: Jim 0216

I’ve seen the commercial and it’s funny.

It’s funny because it is such a cheesy and kitschy horrid song and the band’s appearance matches the kitschiness of the song.

We are laughing at them. Absurdist humor.


5 posted on 12/05/2015 10:49:14 AM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I immediately mute three things

1) The a$$ little boy

2) and whoever gets in front of the statute of Liberty to snivel about their insurance

3) Obama talking

actually four things...

4) Hillary talking


6 posted on 12/05/2015 11:00:53 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216

Countdown ft. Europe: It’s What You Do - GEICO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH1biQdyiQI

Countdown Behind the Scenes: It’s What You Do - GEICO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDdmRXvf3j0

Europe - The Final Countdown (Official Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

Europe - Carrie (Official Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmWE9UBFwtY

My two other favorite Geico commercials:

Horror Movie: It’s What You Do - GEICO Commercial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ-hlcux66s

R. Lee Ermey Geico Commercial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMXzWjkLIAg


7 posted on 12/05/2015 11:02:08 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SamAdams76; null and void; Travis McGee; Nachum; SkyPilot; 444Flyer

Let’s see if this thing still works:

http://countdowngenerator.com/#/25680/preview

Click on speaker at bottom of image


8 posted on 12/05/2015 11:03:20 AM PST by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: ifinnegan

The guy microwaving his burrito is hilarious. He kinda looks around, then looks back at the timer on the microwave in astonishment.

I like the lady at the end who is rocking out with the band.

I gotta admit that one is one of my favorites like the camel on Wednesday.


9 posted on 12/05/2015 11:04:54 AM PST by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: Jim 0216

God Awful song, sounds like it was written by the lawyers that penned, ‘’in the year 2525’’.


10 posted on 12/05/2015 11:06:12 AM PST by heights
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To: heights

Then listen to “Carrie” by the same band!


11 posted on 12/05/2015 11:17:22 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: heights
"God Awful song, sounds like it was written by the lawyers that penned,'in the year 2525'."

Thanks.

Now that's going to be stuck in my head all afternoon. (2525)

12 posted on 12/05/2015 11:18:55 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: heights

You should listen to “Rock The Night” by Europe, also!

Europe - Rock the Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELtpTBf-pMU


13 posted on 12/05/2015 11:37:29 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jim 0216

Geico has the best ads on television. So creative and unexpected. So many great lines. Middle schools have actually had to ban the “hump day” imitations.


14 posted on 12/05/2015 12:19:19 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Look, the establishment doesn't want me, because I don't need the establishment." --Donald Trump)
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To: freedumb2003

Love the women gooving at the end


15 posted on 12/06/2015 6:19:20 AM PST by ronnie raygun (If we dont stand we will fall hard)
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To: SaveFerris

Yours is definitely more prescient.


16 posted on 12/07/2015 8:28:24 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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