Europe Finally Has a #1 Hit, Thanks to Geico
"The Final Countdown" was one of the biggest songs of the hair metal era, and certainly the biggest hit for the band Europe. Did you know that it never hit #1 on a Billboard chart? Until now.
By now you must have seen the Geico commercial featuring the band, the song, and a burrito being nuked in the microwave in an office breakroom.
Well, Billboard has something called a Top Commercials chart. It uses streams, downloads and Shazam tags to determine the most popular songs being used in current commercials. And "The Final Countdown" just climbed to the top.
It's followed by Wiz Khalifa's "Work Hard" from a Nissan Maxima commercial, and the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black", from an ad for the video came "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3".