3, 2, 1…
Da-da-daaa-daaa ... Da-da-da-da-daaa ... Da-da-daaa-daaa ... Da-da-da-da-daaa ... Daaa ... Da-da-daaa ... Da-da-da-da-da-da-da daaa-daaa ... And so on.
Doesn’t this throbbing intro, worthy of a genuine Bontempi 49-key keyboard, remind you of anything? What if I tell you that one minute and 20 seconds into the music video, the keyboard gives way to an almost mystical howling sound produced by the charismatic Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson (who, as his fans will tell you, is better known as Joey Tempest), wearing tight-fitting leather trousers and jumping up and down like a goat to make his curly blond mop spin to the sound of his rock-metal riffs (for the benefit of teenage girls, who were all favourable to his cause)? Still doesn’t ring a bell?
Admittedly, as French singer Charles Aznavour once sang, "I’m talking to you about an era that no one under 20 could possibly comprehend," but they are still one of Sweden’s best-known bands and, moreover, have a name that is relevant to the topic that we are discussing. Exactly, you’ve got it: the legendary Europe with their unforgettable Final Countdown!
Every time I think of 25 May 2018, the day on which the EU Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the treatment of personal data ("GDPR") will enter into force, I am reminded of this musical masterpiece, accompanied by memories of pure, care-free teenage years, the guaranteed imminence of the inevitable, the unrestrained passage of time, the reality of assignment deadlines, the death of everything and the birth of everything else.
 This is an approximate English translation. The original French lyrics are: "Je vous parle d’un temps que les moins de vingt ans ne peuvent pas connaître."