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Lyrics with Video of Song Take on Me by A-ha

Lyrics with Video of Song Take on Me by A-ha

Song Name – Take on me
Artist - A-ha
Year - 1984

Lyrics of the song take on me

We're talking away
I don't know what
I'm to say I'll say it anyway
Today's another day to find you
Shying away
I'll be coming for your love, OK?

Take on me
Take me on
I'll be gone
In a day or two

So needless to say
I'm odds and ends

But I'll be stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is OK.

Say after me
It's no better to be safe than sorry

Take on me
Take me on
I'll be gone
In a day or two

Oh the things that you say
Is it life?
Just a play my worries away

You're all the things I've got to
You're shying away
I'll be coming for you anyway

Take on me, take me on
I'll be gone
In a day or two

Facts about the song –

"Take on me" is a song by the Norwegian synthpop 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 that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards, and drums.

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 method called rotoscoping, combined with live action. The video won six awards, and was nominated for two others at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.

At the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, the video for "Take on Me" won six awards—
Best New Artist in a Video,
Best Concept Video,
Most Experimental Video,
Best Direction,
Best Special Effects,
And Viewer's Choice—
And was nominated for two others, Best Group Video and Video of the Year.

It was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Video at the 13th American Music Awards in 1986.

Director: Steve Barron

Production Company: Limelight Productions, London

Producer: Simon Fields

Cinematographer: Oliver Stapleton

Editor: Richard Simpson @ Rushes Film Editing, London

Animation: Michael Patterson & Candace Reckinger

"Take on me" was originally released in 1984, and was mixed by Tony Mansfield, but failed to make an impact in the United Kingdom.

The group re-recorded the song with the help of producer Alan Tarney, releasing the new version in late 1984: this release peaked at number three in Norway but failed to reach audiences abroad.

In the United States, Warner Bros. invested in the revolutionary second video for "Take on Me," which used Tarney's version of the song.

The new video was released to dance clubs and television a month before the record was available in stores or played on the radio.

Wide exposure on MTV made the song quickly soar to the top position of the Billboard Hot 100 on 19 October 1985.

It remained on the chart for twenty-three weeks, and ended up at the tenth position of the 1985 year-end chart.

"Take on me" was released for the third time in the United Kingdom in September 1985.

The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number fifty-five, peaked at number two for three consecutive weeks, held off the top spot by Jennifer Rush's The Power of Love, and received a gold certification by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

In Norway, A-ha's native country, "Take on me" reentered the VG-lista singles chart, reaching a new peak of number one, a year after it was first released.
The single was largely successful elsewhere, reaching the top of the Euro chart Hot 100 for nine weeks, topping the singles charts in 36 countries, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland, and reaching the top three in France and Ireland.

The success of "Take on Me" lies also in its sales, as the single would go on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Watch the video of the song by A ha Take on Me Official Music video

Watch Video
A-ha - Take on Me (K-Pop Version) by Seo in Guk

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MEcoy November 04, 2012  

both music videos were great