An extremely catchy pop riff and an iconic music video helped make a-ha’s first #1 single “Take On Me” a classic and much-loved song for millions around the world. The video has been viewed over 45 million times on YouTube and the song remains on daily airplay on radio stations in many markets, nearly 30 years after its release.
Over the years, we’ve seen many great cover versions and tributes to “Take On Me” and have been collecting links, media and facts about the song – and now we’re building a place on a-ha.com where all this information will be presented as a celebration of the legacy of the song.
Help us build our “Take On Me” archive!
Very soon there will be a page on a-ha.com all about “Take On Me” – the history of the song, chart positions, media and quotes, cover versions, and more! We have collected a lot of information about the song over the years, but we need your help to make this the best archive of information about the song available online!
Please share links to your favorite “Take On Me” covers and tributes in the comments below. Links to articles and other media are very welcome too!
Join us for “Take On Me” Day!
We’ve dedicated Monday, September 16th as a special day to celebrate the song that started it all! Follow our updates on Twitter starting on Monday and continuing as new links and information are discovered:
— Take On Me (@aha_takeonme) September 13, 2013
As a very special part of our day-long celebration, Magne will be doing a Live Q&A on the a-ha Facebook page!
Be sure to join us starting at 7:00 pm CEST on Facebook, where we’ll open up a thread for your comments and questions – and Magne will respond directly to as many posts as possible in the time he has available.
This is our first Live Q&A, and we’re really excited about it! Depending on the response to this event, it may be possible to arrange similar events in the future. So if your question is not answered this time, please keep in mind there may be an opportunity to ask it again another time 🙂
On Monday morning, all the details about the Live Q&A with Magne will be posted here on a-ha.com. Watch this space!
Tags: a-ha.com, Archives, Covers, Facebook, Magne, Singles, Take On Me, Videos