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'Superstitious' Is My Favorite Europe Tune

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments

I don't know why, but I never just stop and think "Hey, I'm going to listen to Europe." For whatever reason, I have to be reminded of them and then I listen. "Superstitious" came on Hair Nation yesterday and I thought "Wow, this song just kills." In fact, "Superstitious" (from the album Out of This World) has pretty much always been my favorite Europe tune but most people seem to only think of "The Final Countdown" when Europe is mentioned.

The thing that bugs me about "Superstitious" has literally nothing to do with the song. The song is epic on many levels, mainly because of the incredible vocals, especially that A cappella intro. The thing that bugs me is that Europe is acting like Whitesnake in the video, or at least it seems that way to me. Heck, Joey Tempest even sort of looks like David Coverdale  in the clip. And there's the side-to-side body moves the band does at the same time. Plus I don't get the need for the awkward green screen shots (the floating heads). I mean, the video is beautifully staged in a castle and nothing else was really needed. Still, I remember watching this video on MTV and just thinking the song was so cool.


When Europe videos came on after clips of Poison or LA Guns, I remember always being so taken at how different the bands seemed. Perhaps it had to do with distance and the fact that Europe wasn't a Sunset Strip act? I can't also help but think the massive amounts of talent in Europe had something to do with the difference.


Reader Comments (5)

I guess the video is a little strange now that I think about it.
I love Europe. Listen to Prisoners in Paradise. It is an awesoe album.
Joey Tempest is one of the best singers imo. Love him.
September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRita
europe is awesome so many great songs one weak cd secret society but i thik superstitious is probably the weakest song on the out of this world cd , dont get me wrong its a good song but the rest just kills, be nice if they came around i never saw them in the hayday
September 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Not sure about this one but here's what I got of theirs on my iTunes:

Rock The Night
Carrie
Time Has Come
Heart Of Stone
Let The Good Times Rock
Open Your Heart

And of course, "The Final Countdown", which, along with "Carrie"I got fried out on (and they weren't all that did that, obviously, hahaha!!!) listening to DC 101 back in the day.

p.s. And listen to John Norum's solo records, too. Rockin'! Forget which character on here told me to get those but whichever Bringbackglammer it was, I thank you!
September 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
i too have the john norum but when he shifted to more alt style he lost me yhose ones sucked bad, but check out cherokee, got to have faith, little bit of lovin and more than meets the eye but damn theres so much more lol
September 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Metalboy, that was me who told you to get John Norum, especially his Don Dokken album and his Total Control solo album.

Europe is also one of the few bands to put out quality albums this decade.
December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Dad / nirVrana

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