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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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you like a-ha, you should check out my band Girl Turd from the 80's
asyouwishtwi c e
80s better live forever they better be forever young!
Got really tired of Take on Me when it came out. Now absolutely think it's one of the best songs of the decade.
the video for this was so cool for back then!
Like this one.
They are cool
YA CAN'T BEAT! OLD SCHOOL!
derkwlion
At Nats stadium the crowd sings this during every game, and its my favorite part of the game! It's so weird, but it totally works.
the_beards
i love A-ha!!!
BEST VIDEO OF ALL TIME! ! !
A-HA!! dew dew dew dew! :3
Vastly underrated, the complex beat, sublime lyrics and ridiculous vocals really put them against any Euro club band you can name
mzfitnessusa
I just insulted this annoying Irish Doctor I know about his lack of knowledge of music , He thinks he knows his Europop.
Don't read this because it acually works. You will be kissed on the nearest friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post it this you will die in two days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and you lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it work
More aha please lord
Great song!
I love the A-Ha's!!! Great band! this is one of my favorite songs from them. A-Ha's fan 4 life! ;)
lol family guy
Dumb name for a band, but I really like their music.
Take On Me great music video!
This song I use for my Zumba fitness party people loved
a1yayoo
sun always shines on tv so better see the video
a1yayoo
so hot always to see videos from 1985 then 2005 still so hot 2010 not together still you guys are all
This is a band not a song
love u Tiffany luv this song
hated this song in the eighties and still sick of it. Overplayed back then and screwed me up.
A-HAAAAAAAAA A A A A A A A !
have you seen the literal? sooo funny. the song is AMAZING though!
annamazing99
so sad they broke up… :(
in love with morten harket
God they were such hunks back then x lol
i love this song
Amazing song
Love this song!
A flock. A. Seangells
This is one of the best songs to come out of synth pop or really even the whole decade of the 1980s. TIMELESS!!!!
Turn it up! Turn it up! Turn it up! LOUDER!
bejochavez
I wish aha still sang and new cds
80's music was great!!
ed.robinette
I am tired of the New Age music of today. it bull.
gundoggie
They are good
Thank you 1980s
LOVE this will FOREVER love it.
Family Guy
amen
Thank you Jesus Christ for good Music like this today is Jesus Christ b day everyone have a happy & blessed merry Christmas
Awesome songs aha
Awesome times
I love this song love
Sup bronies and/or furries. Just wanted to say if love listening to TDG, RATM, SOAD, The Man In Black, Fozzy, AWOLNATION, or Papa Roach, feel free to check out my Bio and follow me. I will follow back.
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