Europe discography

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Europe discography
Europe the band in Lakselv 2008.jpg
Europe live at Midnattsrocken in Lakselv, Norway, 2008. From left to right: John Levén, Mic Michaeli, Joey Tempest, John Norum and Ian Haugland
Studio albums 10
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 3
Video albums 9
Music videos 19
EPs 1
Singles 29

The discography of Europe, a Swedish hard rock band, consists of ten studio albums, twenty-nine singles, three live albums, one extended play (EP), nineteen music videos and nine video albums. This list does not include solo material or side projects performed by the band members.

The band was formed under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest and guitarist John Norum in Upplands Väsby in 1979.[1] After changing its name to Europe and winning a national talent contest in 1982, the band signed with the independent label Hot Records and released its debut album Europe in 1983 and Wings of Tomorrow in 1984.[1] Europe subsequently signed with Epic Records in 1985 and released its third album, The Final Countdown in 1986.[1] The band released two more albums, Out of This World in 1988 and Prisoners in Paradise in 1991, before going on hiatus in 1992.[2]

After a one-off performance in Stockholm on New Year's Eve 1999, Europe reunited in 2003 and released Start from the Dark, which peaked at number 2 on the Swedish album chart in 2004.[3] The next album, Secret Society, was released in 2006 and was the first album since Out of This World to chart in Italy, peaking at number 41. The eighth studio album, Last Look at Eden, was released in 2009, and was the first Europe album to enter at number 1 in the Swedish album chart since Out of This World in 1988.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
SWE
[4]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
ITA
[10][11][12]
NLD
[13]
NOR
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
US
[17]
EU
[17]
1983 Europe
  • Released: 14 March 1983
  • Label: Hot Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
8
1984 Wings of Tomorrow
  • Released: 24 February 1984
  • Label: Hot Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
20
1986 The Final Countdown 1 3 5 6 10 [1] 6 2 3 4 1 9 8

US: 3× Platinum[18]
CAN: 2× Platinum[19]
UK:Gold[20]
NLD: Gold[21]
GER: Gold[22]
FRA: Platinum[23]

1988 Out of This World
  • Released: 9 August 1988
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
1 28 16 30 19 [2] 10 8 7 1 3 12 19

US: Platinum[18]
CAN: Gold[19]
SWE: Platinum[24]
FRA:Gold[23]

1991 Prisoners in Paradise
  • Released: 23 September 1991
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
9 32 38 22 60 18 17 61

SWE: Platinum[24]

2004 Start from the Dark 2 114 65 86 91 Worldwide Sales: 600,000
2006 Secret Society
  • Released: 25 October 2006
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • Formats: CD
4 195 41 93 70
2009 Last Look at Eden
  • Released: 9 September 2009
  • Label: Universal, earMUSIC
  • Formats: CD, LP
1 86 31 37 29 125

SWE: Gold[24]

2012 Bag of Bones
  • Released: 18 April 2012
  • Label: Gain, earMUSIC
  • Formats: CD, LP
2 30 70 26 52 44 21 18 56

SWE: Gold[24]

2015 War of Kings
  • Released: 2 March 2015
  • Label: UDR Records, JVC
  • Formats: CD, LP
2 27 69 23 41 35 38 6 50 44* *independent albuns
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.
If this is used "-" it means not released in that country or the chart service in that country hadn't been established, or chart information is not available.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
SWE[4] UK[16]
1986 The Final Countdown Tour 1986
  • Released: 16 December 2004
  • Label: JVC Victor
  • Formats: CD
1986 - 1992 Extended Versions
  • Released: 27 March 2007
  • Label: BMG Special Products
  • Formats: CD
2008 Almost Unplugged
  • Released: 17 September 2008
  • Label: Hell&Back
  • Formats: CD, LP
23
2011 Live! At Shepherd’s Bush, London
  • Released: 15 June 2011
  • Label: Hell&Back
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, Digital Download
Live Look at Eden
  • Released: 8 August 2011
  • Label: Hell&Back
  • Formats: CD+DVD
2013 Live at Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show
  • Released: 16 October 2013
  • Label: Gain/Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, Digital Download
18 173
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
SWE[4] DEN[25] ESP[26] FIN[27] GER[9] NLD[13] NOR[14]
1993 1982–1992
  • Released: 19 March 1993
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
47 82 18

SWE: Gold[28]

SNEP France: Gold[23]

IFPI CH: Gold[29]

1998 Super Hits
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Epic Music
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1999 1982–2000
  • Released: December, 1999
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
75
2004 Rock the Night: The Very Best of Europe
  • Released: 3 March 2004
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, LP
2 11 5 3

SWE: Gold[24]

2009 The Final Countdown: The Best of Europe
  • Released: 1 June 2009
  • Label: Sony Music, Camden Deluxe
  • Formats: CD
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
1985 On the Loose
  • Released: April, 1985
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: LP

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[4]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[30]
IRL
[31]
ITA
[11]
NOR
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
US
[32]
US
Main

[32]
1983 "Seven Doors Hotel" Europe
"Lyin' Eyes" Wings of Tomorrow
1984 "Dreamer"
"Stormwind"
"Open Your Heart"
1985 "Rock the Night" 4 On the Loose
1986 "The Final Countdown" 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 8 18 The Final Countdown
"Love Chaser"
"Rock the Night" 22 11 64 7 6 9 4 6 12 30 22
1987 "Carrie" 15 9 11 22 10 11 10 22 3 35
"Cherokee" 72
1988 "Superstitious" 1 45 35 33 21 24 10 1 9 34 31 9 Out of This World
"Open Your Heart" 67 86
1989 "Let the Good Times Rock" 85
"More Than Meets the Eye"
"Sign of the Times"
"Tomorrow"
1991 "Prisoners in Paradise" 8 Prisoners in Paradise
"I'll Cry for You" 28
1992 "Halfway to Heaven" 42
1993 "Sweet Love Child" 1982-1992
1999 "The Final Countdown 2000" 6 33 35 49 12 33 36 1982-2000
2004 "Got to Have Faith" 21 Start from the Dark
"Hero"
2006 "Always the Pretenders" 2 Secret Society
2009 "Last Look at Eden" 50 "Last Look at Eden"
"New Love in Town" 15
2012 "Not Supposed to Sing the Blues" Bag of Bones
"Firebox"
2013 "Bring It All Home"
2015 "War of Kings" War of Kings
"Days of Rock 'n' Roll"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart, or were not released in those countries.

Video albums[edit]

Year Title
1986 The Final Countdown Tour 1986
1987 The Final Countdown
The Final Countdown World Tour
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: CMV Enterprises
  • Formats: VHS, Laserdisc
Europe in America
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: PolyGram
  • Formats: VHS, Laserdisc
2004 Rock the Night: Collectors Edition
  • Released: 3 March 2004
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: DVD
2005 Live from the Dark
2006 The Final Countdown Tour 1986:
Live in Sweden - 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Released: 4 October 2006
  • Label: Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Formats: DVD
2009 Almost Unplugged
  • Released: 19 August 2009
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Formats: DVD
2011 Live! At Shepherd’s Bush, London
  • Released: 15 June 2011
  • Label: Nordisk Film
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
2013 Live at Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show
  • Released: 16 October 2013
  • Label: Gain, Edel, JVC
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
1983 "In the Future to Come"
1986 "The Final Countdown"[33] Nick Morris
"Rock the Night"[34]
"Carrie"[35]
1987 "Cherokee"[36]
1988 "Superstitious"[37]
"Open Your Heart"[38] Jean Pellerin
Doug Freel
"Let the Good Times Rock"[39] Nick Morris
1991 "Prisoners in Paradise"[40]
"I'll Cry for You"[41] Phil Tuckett
1992 "Halfway to Heaven"
1999 "The Final Countdown 2000"
2004 "Got to Have Faith"[42] Micadelica
"Hero"[43] Ligistfilm
2006 "Always the Pretenders"[44] Micadelica
2009 "Last Look at Eden"[45] Patric Ullaeus
"New Love in Town"[46]
2012 "Not Supposed to Sing the Blues"[47]
"Firebox"[48]
2015 "War of Kings"[49]
"Days of Rock 'n' Roll"[50]

References[edit]

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  46. ^ "Europe back to Gothenburg". revolver.se. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
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  48. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - EUROPE To Film 'Firebox' Video". roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
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  50. ^ "Europe on Facebook". facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 

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