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    A simple question - of great importance for the band - why does "The Final Countdown" from Europe have 550 million views on youtube while Jump has only 45 million. "The Final Countdown" is from the same era, same type of pop single, but was in no way 10 times more successful than Jump back then.
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    Probably because of this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    A simple question - of great importance for the band - why does "The Final Countdown" from Europe have 550 million views on youtube while Jump has only 45 million. "The Final Countdown" is from the same era, same type of pop single, but was in no way 10 times more successful than Jump back then.
    Hmmmm, It's very concerning that you are watching Europe's The Final Countdown video....
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    I notice certain videos have a ton of views depending on when and who put them up.
    Similar to duplicate threads on here. One thread might have 100 replies and the next one (same topic) might have two...
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    It's sometimes hard to judge things like that, duplicates, videos being pulled, etc.

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    Final Countdown became a sports anthem. Very popular tune worldwide.
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    Jump still has about 73 million more plays on Spotify.


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    Jump is also on an album that has sold well over 10,000,000 copies
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    Cat videos get the most views on youtube. It's not exactly a barometer for social importance

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRFC View Post
    Cat videos get the most views on youtube. It's not exactly a barometer for social importance
    It is for the cats...

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    Maybe they should open for Europe at Yankee stadium
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    Jump is also on an album that has sold well over 10,000,000 copies
    Yeah, I doubt Europe's entire catalog has sold that much.
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    Yes, my point.

    We're talking official youtube channels here, managed by the band. And Van Halen is way behind.

    Take Cinderella's "Don't Know What you Got" - 86 million views, ahead of VH. Skid Row's "I remember You" at 108M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Yes, my point.

    We're talking official youtube channels here, managed by the band. And Van Halen is way behind.

    Take Cinderella's "Don't Know What you Got" - 86 million views, ahead of VH. Skid Row's "I remember You" at 108M.
    I guess I sort of contributed to the Skid Row and Cinderella tallies, as I watched each of those vids about 100 000 times... Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    "The Final Countdown" is from the same era, same type of pop single, but was in no way 10 times more successful than Jump back then.
    How do you know? TFC was a worldwide hit as far as I recall and has continued to live on for various reasons including the aforementioned sports anthems as well as memes, nostalgia, and the fact it's a damn catchy tune that wins over all who hear it, regardless of age or genre preference.

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