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'The Final Countdown' Gets The Banjo Treatment It Deserves, Via Bela Fleck And Abigail Washburn

05/20/2015 12:15 pm ET | Updated May 20, 2015

How does one improve upon classic '80s hair metal?

By replacing every instrument with a banjo, of course!

Banjo legends (and married couple) Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn concocted this surprisingly charming cover of "The Final Countdown," a video of which The Onion's A.V. Club published on Tuesday.

It's fantastic, replete with '80s-style wigs, and fingerpicking so hot it might just melt your face off. Per The A.V. Club, Fleck ended up taking the wig with him after the show, and the two have begun performing the hot track on tour.

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