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re-release 1985 Recorded• Waaktaar and Furuholmen relocated to London to try their hand in the music industry there, but returned to Norway after six months of disappointment. Harket demonstrates a of over two and a half. It turns out "Take on Me" has one of the biggest pitch ranges of any song I've done so far on this site, spanning nearly 3 octaves. Trending right now…• Van Matre, Lynn 3 November 1985. The band released a less slick version in 1984 but redid the tune after it proved to be a commercial flop. 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, okay? "Take On Me" — 3:31• It then cuts to a scene in a cafe, in which a young woman, played by Harket's girlfriend at the time , is reading the comic book. The single was released in the USA one month after the music video, and immediately appeared in the Billboard Hot 100 and a worldwide smash, reaching No. Germany• For instance, it has been parodied on Family Guy 2005. His version drops the iconic keyboard riffs and features a new one. The song can also be found on. Salaverri, Fernando September 2005. In Norway, A-ha's native country, "Take On Me" reentered the singles chart, reaching a new peak of number one, a year after it was first released. The original "Take On Me" was recorded in 1984 and it took two versions and three releases finally to chart in the United Kingdom, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart in October 1985. She did work as a children's dance teacher at Wraysbury and Datchet Village Hall, She was listed by Fox News as being one of The Hottest '80s Video Vixens. "Take On Me" Long version — 4:47 a. The band met with producer Tony Mansfield, an expert in the use of the , who mixed the demos with electronic instrumentation. Norway• We're talking away I don't know what I'm to say I'll say it anyway Today is another day to find you Shying away I'll be coming for your love. The second music video was produced by Limelight Productions. Awards [ ] At the , the video for "Take On Me" won six awards—, , , , , and —and was nominated for two others, and. This version featured and appeared on the album 80s Symphonic. The hero punches one of the thugs aside and retreats with the woman into a maze of paper. "", 1984• Track 1 is produced by Alan Tarney. The video won six awards and was nominated for two others at the. Arriving at a dead end, he tears a hole in the paper wall so that the woman can escape as the menacing opposing racers close in on him and they raise their pipe wrench to his face. He authorised considerable investment in the band: on Slater's recommendation, renowned producer Alan Tarney was commissioned to refine the song. The single was largely successful elsewhere, reaching the top of the for nine weeks, topping the singles charts in 26 countries, [ ] including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland, and reaching the top three in France and number two in Ireland. Austria• The sound was not what A-ha had hoped to achieve, and the album was remixed again. Archived from on 9 April 2012. Thus most of the track, as aforementioned, centers on him entreating her to actually be receptive to the affection he has to offer. Magne played the main melody on a analog. 637 votes, average: 4. In popular culture [ ] The song has appeared in films such as 1997 , 2012 , 2016 , 2017 , 2017 , 2018 , 2018 , 2018 , 2020 , and 2020 as a song. This version of the song is a slower tempo and features a piano and a single acoustic guitar accompanying the voice, without the synths and drums of the original. Track 1 is produced by Tony Mansfield and remixed by John Ratcliff with A-ha. I thought, how can somebody who looks like a film star sound like? Once inside, she too appears in the pencil-drawn form, as he sings to her and introduces her to his black-and-white world which features a sort of looking-glass portal where people and objects look real on one side and pencil-drawn on the other. His pencil-drawn hand suddenly reaches out of the comic book, inviting the woman into it. MTV Unplugged version [ ] In 2017, A-ha appeared on the television series and played and recorded versions of many of their popular songs for the album. Patterson, Sylvia 12 February 2000. Plot [ ] The video's main theme is a romantic fantasy narrative. Grant Barry —• The song debuted on the at number fifty-five, peaked at number two for three consecutive weeks, held off the top spot by 's "", and received a certification by the BPI. A hidden section in the video game renders the game similar to the video, including the song running in the background while the player is in it. Track 1 is the same version as the album version. Paul also played the main riff on a second keyboard at the same time as mags. A-ha also became the first Scandinavian act to achieve this. — drums• Legacy [ ] The music video has been subject to various parodies. And Make Your Mind Up" — 2:57• Deals are also under way for South Korea, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Israel, Iceland and Sweden. 27 out of 5, rated• The next panel shows the hero, lying seemingly lifeless; and the woman begins to cry. "Take On Me" is a song that includes acoustic and electric guitars and keyboards, written at a very fast of 169 beats per minute. Australia• Background The intro melody of this song was played as the Marsh, Broflovski, and Stotch families were driving to Aspen, Colorado. Matt Wong — bass guitar, vocals A1 version [ ] "Take On Me" by from the album "I Got Sunshine" Released 14 August 2000 2000-08-14 Recorded 1998-1999 Length 3: 46• Dan Regan — screams, trombone• Buskin, Richard March 2011. Frank, Allegra 7 December 2018. " Wickham immediately signed A-ha to Warner Brothers America, after learning several previous attempts had failed to make "Take On Me" a commercial success. invested in the revolutionary second video for "Take On Me", which used Tarney's version of the song. [Take On Me to the top in the USA]. Track 2 is produced by John Ratcliff with A-ha. Track 1 is produced by Tony Mansfield and remixed by John Ratcliff. 6" 2006• 1987 as Isabel Prange• Rice, Nicholas 19 February 2020. "", 1985 as the Girl• Directed by Thomas Robsahm and Alsaug Holm, it has been in production since 2016. 71 votes, average: 3. As the chorus progresses, Harket's voice hits ever higher notes, reaching a and hitting the song's highest note E 5, the dominant note at the end. After this, Warner Brothers' main office in the United States decided to invest in the band, and gave them the opportunity to re-record the song. The video was also one of the first to be made into a. Italy• In 2020, former Warner Brothers UK and Reprise executive appeared in A-ha's official anniversary documentary A-ha: The Making of Take On Me, to explain how the song's success was due to several parties realising the band's true value. The Show early 1980s with• The new video was released to dance clubs and television a month before the record was available in stores or played on the radio. The idea of the video was suggested by executive , who was pivotal in making "Take on Me" a globally recognised music hit. Rolling Stone has thus noted the song as "having one of the hardest-to-sing choruses in pop history". The group re-recorded the song with the help of producer Alan Tarney, releasing the new version in 1985. The and synthesizers were also used for the song. An accompanying music video was released on 12 February 2019, in which rock band —led by frontman "Mike" in the original series , here, playing a younger version of Weezer's own frontman, star. "Take On Me" has been covered by many artists including , , and the cast! Magne Furuholmen• Archived from on 22 January 2005. Then four months spent doing hand-drawn drawings. I couldn't believe my ears at the band's audition when I heard Morten Harket sing. Thompson, Paul 26 November 2008. Background [ ] "Take On Me" originated from 's and 's previous band. 3: 49• One of the tracks rehearsed around this time was called "Miss Eerie", which had an original title of "Panorama". "Stop! Essential Music Videos: Hits of the 80s 2003• CD, maxi-single, enhanced, CD1• Smiling, the woman walks towards him. The style of his version has been described as "tropical house". " 2002 Music video on In 1998, band covered "Take On Me" for the film. Recording and production [ ] The band moved into an apartment in London and began contacting record companies and publishing houses. 193 votes, average: 4. "And You Tell Me" — 1:48• singles chronology " Take On Me" 1984 "" 1985 Music videos on on " Take On Me" is a song by Norwegian band , first released in 1984. Bunty has two sons, Jake and Felix Bailey, who were born in 1996 and 1997 respectively. : Headlines and Deadlines — The Hits of a-ha 1991• created a television advertisement inspired by the video. The song has featured in television series such as episode "", 2005 , episode "", 2005 , episode "", 2012 , episode "Identity Crisis", 2013 , episode "Thrilla in Natesvilla", 2014 , episode "G'Day Melbourne", 2017 , episode "Booth Three", 2018 and episode "No Better to Be Safe Than Sorry", 2019. She has since appeared in several films, with her most recent role in 2008 as a Gypsy Momma in Defunct. As they were arriving in Aspen, the passed parody boutique stores, such as Kucci Gucci , Tiffany's Aspen Tiffany's , Prahda Prada , and Bernies Barney's. The video was inspired by the 1982 Disney live-action. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Ann on It's a bit odd, but for some reason really enjoys spending her free time on a laptop ideally with a coffee and a cat rather than 'going out' or 'having fun'! The next release was not successful either and featured a very ordinary performance video. The group initially rose to fame during the mid-1980s after being discovered by musician and producer John Ratcliff and had continued global success in the 1990s and 2000s. though - so it will be a very different experience for you depending on your instrument of choice : I'd love to know how you get on with this, and if you are able to play it successfully - I definitely can't and would love to feature a video, so would be great if you'd be up for showing us how it's meant to sound! The song was produced using the for the main riff, along with the and synthesizers. It would pick up, then slow down. The song was featured in in a scene towards the end. The video features the band in a live-action pencil-sketch sequence. They intended the song to show off Harket's vocal range, which led to his vocals "doing this spiraling thing". She is currently living in ,. 1984• Neill King — 1984 version• The song was sampled in the dance-pop song "" 2013 by featuring. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione". Credits and personnel [ ]• At the same time, his image appears in the woman's hallway; seemingly torn between real and comic form, hurling himself repeatedly left-and-right against the walls as he attempts to shatter his two-dimensional barrier This scene is largely patterned after a climactic scene in the 1980 film. Waaktaar-Savoy admits that these days he rarely sees the video, which scored six MTV Moonmen in 1986. Approximately 3,000 frames were rotoscoped, which took 16 weeks to complete. Archived from on 19 December 2009. new XMLHttpRequest : new ActiveXObject 'Microsoft. CD, maxi-single, enhanced, limited edition, CD2• Archived from on 3 November 2012. First release 1984 by from the album• 00 out of 5, rated• London, England: Spotlight Publications: 10. He sings the lowest in the song, A 2 the tonic , at the beginning of the chorus, on the first syllable of the phrase "Take On Me". With this encouragement, the band managed to complete some songs, including "Take On Me". Waaktaar initially thought the song would be too pop to work with although Furuholmen recalled thinking it was "quite catchy". He escapes from the comic book by becoming human and stands up. Epstein, Adam 18 December 2018. The original "Take On Me" was recorded in 1984 and took two versions and three releases to chart in the United Kingdom, reaching number two on the in October 1985. In fact the track is widely regarded as one the most heavily-utilized songs in recent years. During the credits of the episode, the song was sung by South Park Studios staff member, , who also voiced in future episodes. He said, "I got a call from Terry Slater. 590 votes, average: 4. The first take of the song was inspired in part by member and his "almost mathematical but very melodic, structured way of playing". Despite being panned by music critics, who called it a "lame cover version", and a "note for note copy" that seems like "a re-release of the original"; it was commercially successful, topping the charts in the United Kingdom and Norway. Magne Furuholmen• 41 out of 5, rated• "Take On Me" Single version — 3:49• Owing to this, he is finding it challenging to express his feelings to this special lady. Chart performance [ ] "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 song can also be played through and Just Dance Unlimited. In September 2012, Bailey appeared as the mystery guest on 's , with her appearance in the a-ha videos being the correct answer. — , trumpet• Formats and track listings [ ]• In June 2009, she was one of the first people to take advantage of the car and was invited to breakfast with the at the time,. The comic's hero, after winning the race, seemingly winks at the woman from the page. "Love Is Reason" LP version — 3:04• Take on me take on me Take me on take on me I'll be gone In a day or two So to say Of odds and ends But I'll be away Slowly that life is OK Say me It's no to be safe than sorry Take on me take on me Take me on take on me I'll be gone In a day or two Oh, the that you say, yeah Is it life or Just to play my away? Usage in Popular Media This song has been featured, in various capacities, in other forms of pop media. Soon after, Bridges disbanded. "Love Is Reason" — 3:04• They decided to record new demos, and chose the studio of musician and producer John Ratcliff, intending to re-record five songs. But for this, we did a whole day that was only to make the comic magazine. "Extended Version"• Music video [ ] The music video was directed by Stuart Gosling. Track 3 is the same version as the album version. One of which was the award for Best Concept Video. — production• — synthesizers, backing vocals• The original version was produced by and remixed by John Ratcliff. The catchiest, squeakiest, highest-pitch 80's is finally here, "Take on Me" by - get ready for an extra challenging challenge and in my case, a burst ear drum! Select singles in the Format field. 1987 as Cassandra Castle• — lead vocals• Archived from on 8 April 2009. "I Got Sunshine" — 3:41• Weezer version [ ] American rock band included a cover version of the song in their 2019 covers compilation. A new version was produced by Alan Tarney for the group's debut studio album Hunting High and Low 1985. Take on me take on me Take me on take on me I'll be gone In a day or two So needless to say Of odds and ends But I'll be stumbling away Slowly learning that life is OK. at Crawfords Commercials Agency• "Take On Me" Metro Extended Club Mix — 6:02• "", 1985 as the Girl• " — 2:22 Personnel [ ]• "Love Is Reason" — 3:04• However, he then wakes up and tries to break out of his comic-book frames. Archived from on 1 February 2016. The original version was produced by Tony Mansfield, and remixed by John Ratcliff. An alternative video for the song's international release that contained only the stadium aisle footage was also released. In the United States, Warner Bros. In the United States in October 1985, it became the only A-ha song to top the , assisted by wide exposure on of its innovative music video, directed by. 54 out of 5, rated• The original 1984 version of the song is also featured nearer to the beginning of the film. "Stop! Flynn, Jackie 21 August 2000. After a few meetings, Slater signed them with UK. John Ratcliff• "Take On Me" UK 2K Mix — 3:25• 87 out of 5, rated• On 17 February 2020, the music video reached one billion views on. As of June 2014, the song has sold 1,463,000 digital copies in the US after it became available for download in the digital era. In the latter, the protagonist performs an acoustic cover of the song performed by. After flying for a distance, they find the virus and destroy it, saving the world. Morten Harket• directed a revolutionary animation music video which took six months to create, using professional artists. "Take On Me" Original version — 3:18• She became known as the girl in the music videos of 's singles "" and "" made in 1985. 112 votes, average: 4. "Why Do All the Girls Think They're Fat? " Take on me take on me Take me on take on me I'll be gone In a day or two Oh, things that you say. The video won six awards and was nominated for two others at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards. External links [ ]• Archived from on 8 November 2012. The song is featured in the dance game , it also has an unlockable dance mash-up. 1 billion views as of August 2020. 110 votes, average: 4. Video on Trial: "Episode No. Select "Take On Me" in the "Filtra" field. "Alternative Baby" — 2:56• "Take On Me" Single version — 3:49• All three members of A-ha Paul, Morten and Magne wrote this song. "Take On Me" Long version — 3:46• Archived from on 7 November 2006. The racers smash the looking glass with the pipe wrench, trapping the woman in the comic book. It begins with a montage of pencil drawings in a comic-book style representing motorcycle racing, in which the hero played by Morten Harket is pursued by two opponents, one of whom is played by English actor. They were joined by singer and began working on demos, including a new version of "Miss Eerie", which was renamed "Lesson One" before it evolved into "Take On Me". A-ha returned to Norway to earn some money; when they returned to London, they left Lionheart out of frustration. The second video, directed by Irish-born British film director , is the far more widely recognised video for the song. journalist Tim DiGravina described "Take On Me" as "a new wave classic laced with rushing keyboards, made emotionally resonant thanks to Morten Harket's touching vocal delicacy. Every week it would go up a spot, up three spots…. The song combines with a varied instrumentation that includes , keyboards, and drums. Contents• The song was later released on the soundtrack and the international version of their album The band also performs the song at concerts. The cover was released as part of the album. The band rushed to release "Take On Me" as a single in the United Kingdom but the single only charted at 137, the lowest-charted of all A-ha songs. CD single•。 。

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