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A-ha

Take On Me

Synthpop
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Musical
  • Bluegrass
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1984
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  • 1983

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“Take on Me” is a song by the Norwegian pop band A-ha. Written by the band members, the song was produced by Alan Tarney for the group’s first studio album Hunting High and Low, released in 1985. The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation, which includes acoustic guitars, keyboards, drums and synthesizers. The original “Take on Me” was recorded in 1984, and took three releases to chart in the United Kingdom, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart in November 1985. In the United States the song reached the top position of the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1985, due in no small part to the wide exposure of its memorable and cutting-edge music video on MTV, directed by Steve Barron. The video features the band in a pencil-sketch animation called rotoscoping... Read on...

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