This week in 1986

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1 The Fi­nal Count­down Europe 2 Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From ‘Top Gun’) Berlin 3 Some­times Era­sure 4 Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi 5 Each Time You Break My Heart Nick Ka­men 6 Break­out Swing Out Sis­ter 7 You Keep Me Han­gin’ On Kim Wilde 8 French Kissin’ In The USA Deb­bie Harry 9 Show­ing Out (Get Fresh At The Week­end) Mel and


10 The Skye Boat Song Roger Whit­taker and Des


Europe: hit­mak­ers world­wide.

In the year of big hair and big bal­lads, Swedish band Europe had one of the big­gest hits. The song, writ­ten by Joey Tem­pest, with lyrics ap­par­ently in­spired by David Bowie’s ‘Space Odd­ity’, reached num­ber 1 in 26 coun­tries, in­clud­ing Ire­land, and sold 8 mil­lion world­wide.’The Fi­nal Count­down’ has be­come a popular open­ing tune for many sports events. It’s the in­tro­duc­tion theme at Black­burn Rovers and the theme song for the NBA’s Detroit Pis­tons.

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