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A-Ha

Pal Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen, formerly of Bridges formed a-ha in the early '80s. Morten Harket joined the duo, and they left for the now "legendary London flat" (so called because of its state of disrepair) to make it. By late 1983 they had achieved part of that goal by signing to WEA. "Take on Me" took three times to become a hit in the U.K., eventually hitting number two in November 1985. Going one better in the U.S. mainly due to the wide exposure of its stunning video on MTV, which fused animation with real-life action, their only further hit there was "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." which became a U.K. number one in early 1986 helping take the album Hunting High and Low to the Top Ten.

Mostly an album of synth pop, the press were quick to dismiss them as a teeny bop sensation; however, there was more to a-ha than met the ear in Waaktaar's writing, and a more mature effort, Scoundrel Days, was released in October 1986. More focused, it had a stronger band feel thanks to its live drumming, displayed to great lengths on "The Swing of Things and lead single "I've Been Losing You" -- a shock to critics at the time. Further striking imagery accompanied "Cry Wolf." After a world tour, a-ha supplied the soundtrack to the James Bond flick The Living Daylights. A remix appeared on their third album, Stay on These Roads, in 1988. Considered lackluster, Stay on These Roads did feature some interesting lyrics in "Blood That Moves the Body," regarding the over-intense affection the Japanese had for popular icons in their kamikaze-like suicides. On a lighter note, one of the famous quotes of this period came from Waaktaar: commenting on Def Leppard's success with Hysteria, he scoffed that a-ha were more rock & roll!

In 1990, a-ha were commended by the Everly Brothers for their rendition of "Crying in the Rain" from their fourth album, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, which was largely ignored in the U.K. due to a shift in interests toward dance and the Manchester scene. 1993 heralded some much needed new blood in the U2 terrain of "Dark Is the Night" from the Memorial Beach album. Following the unfortunate lack of success following Memorial Beach, Furuholmen retreated into the art world while Waaktaar released the album Mary Is Coming with his new band Savoy. Seven years after the release of Memorial Beach, a-ha issued Minor Earth Major Sky in summer 2000. 2002's Lifelines sold well in Europe and was followed by a lengthy tour, documented on the live album How Can I Sleep with Your Voice in My Head, which was released in 2003.

A year later the band celebrated their 20th anniversary by releasing Singles 1984-2004, a collection that would put them back on the U.K. Top 20 Albums chart. In July of 2005 the band performed in Berlin as part of the massive worldwide event Live8. In November they released the new album Analogue. It was supported by a worldwide tour that included gigs in Russia and a festival in Chile. The group's ninth studio album, Foot of the Mountain, was released in 2009. ~ Kelvin Hayes, Rovi
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I just love hearing them ������������
1 Kiss your left hand
2 Say your crushes name
3 Close your hand
4 Pick a school day
5 Say your name
6 Post this on 15 different songs and on the day you picked is the day your cherish will ask you to be more than friends.
1 kiss your left hand
2 say your crushes name
3 close your hand
4 pick a school day
5 say ur name
6 post this on 15 different songs and the day you picked is the day your crush will ask you out
High skool memories!!!
A-HAAAAAAAAA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A !
annamazing99
@courage05 yessss
I dream my self alive then the alarm went off now I'm dead again now I can't get back to sleep
I never noticed how much Echo was in this song. Thats the whole dang thing. Not complainin in Any way, just pointin it out.
He is so so so so so so super sexy
Take on me is there best song
I Still Soooo Love A-Ha! They are still hot, sexy, cute guys! fun music, romantic!
yadi0916
My favorite!
Biggest crush on the lead singer!!!!! :) :) :)
High school and college 1980's
Love this song and video
Wish I was still back in high school .
A-HAAAAAAAAA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A !
Takes me back...danci n g with reckless abandon...no t a care in the world!!! If only life could have remained so simple....
Take On Me. : I LOVE THIS SONG. I LOVE A-HA
I love you guy and love your music
ms_h0p3
The best of the rest that compete with them (@-@) LOL bad face xD
is this a new song or from the 80/90's
Amazing song
Take me home with you?i love your music?
i love this sonng its on the wii
reneecharlen e 7
Had a massive crush on the lead singer, Morten. Those cheekbones!
Massively underrated, vocals are ridiculous, great lyrics and always a jam
The Pet Shop Boys' better looking quiet older brother
alextorres01 1 6 6 9
Nice song
Love this song
Hi
mike.weems
MY HOLE FAMILY LOVES THIS GROUP SO FREACAN MUCH I MEAN IT AND THIS SONG ISSUCH A BEAST
Say Selena clap five times post on two songs check your voice.
taniahalaby1 2
I love you
taniahalaby1 2
I love you
taniahalaby1 2
I love you
taniahalaby1 2
I love you
taniahalaby1 2
I love you
taniahalaby1 2
I love you
annamazing99
I can't even say how much I love them....
My mom loves your song
Love the 80's memories of my high school and THE best times of my life!!
Love you A-Ha's!!!!! You guys rock!! B-)
Melissa
I cant believe that feel this ,moment practically stole the music from them. No wonder it was so good :/
Take On Me, to this day, May 23, 2014, is still my all time favorite 80's song in the Universe.
great music,art, and videos, A-ha will always be part of my youth and hold a special place in my heart.
I love the Hunting High and Low album. It was the very first cassette tape that I ever owned. It's best at night out on an open road or on a lovely cloudy day.
I play this song in band lol
annamazing99
Love them....
So this is band
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