80s Flashback | Take on Me, A-ha

9 Sep

Right now, Take on Me is playing on the radio at work, and it somehow happens to be the second time I’m hearing it since the weekend. The song was released in 1984, and the version as we know it is apparently its second release after the original didn’t fare so well on the charts. The song itself is so emblematic of the 1980s: joyful synth-pop sounds combined with lyrics that are pleading for love. No doubt that the majority of the song’s success is owed to the video, which was completely revolutionary for its time. It features the band in a pencil-sketch animation called rotoscoping combined with live-action.

Delicious eye and ear candy!

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3 Responses to “80s Flashback | Take on Me, A-ha”

  1. Han September 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    This was playing in the shop on my way home. I went to get cake of some description to celebrate the fact that my housemate got a promotion (She doesn’t drink and cake is like her favourite – don’t worry I was restrained lol)

  2. Elisse September 20, 2010 at 1:35 am #

    OH. YEAH. This song brings me back – and that music video is etched in my mind too! If you watch Family Guy, they did a bit of a spoof on this video a few years back.

    • Steph September 20, 2010 at 11:55 am #

      OMG – that Family Guy spoof for this video was BRILLIANT!

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