Heritage rock band Europe is enjoying an honor that eluded it during its original heyday nearly three decades ago: a No. 1 on a Billboard chart.
Wait, what? No No. 1 until 2015?
It’s true: the group’s signature hit “The Final Countdown” logs its third week atop Billboard’s Hard Rock Digital Songs chart dated Oct. 31, revitalized by its synch in a new GEICO commercial that features the band performing the classic, which rose to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987. The GEICO ad is the latest in the insurance company’s “It’s What You Do” series.