It was 30 years ago this week when ‘Take On Me’ topped the Billboard chart in America. NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corp) has some special programming tonight in honor of this milestone. According to their Facebook post below, they are including concert recordings, cover songs, and documentaries. Follow the links below to this great material, and thank you to NRK for notifying us about this today!

Fra 21:25 kjører NRK2 en A-ha-temakveld med konsertopptak, coverlåter og dokumentarer. I disse dager er det nemlig 30 …

Posted by NRK on Friday, October 16, 2015

NRK has also uploaded a video of the band’s first TV interview with English subtitles over on Facebook:

A-has første tv-opptreden / A-ha's first TV performance

19. oktober er det 30 år siden «Take On Me» førte A-ha helt til topps på Billboard. Fredag feirer vi dette med å sende A-ha hele kvelden på NRK2! I dette klippet fra 1984 – A-has aller første tv-opptreden – forteller trioen om sine planer om verdensherredømme til programleder Rita Westvik.Se gutta tv-urframføre låta her: https://tv.nrk.no/serie/loerdagssirkuset/FUHA04004584/20-10-1984#t=21m51sToday marks 30 years since «Take On Me» topped Billboard in the US. Here you can see A-ha first tv-interview. Click the link above to see their first tv-preformance!(For English subtitles, press the CC button – requires a desktop computer)

Posted by NRK on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Finally, there is a big collection of material about ‘Take On Me’ and a-ha on this site.

Unfortunately, there are some geographic limits on the content, per NRK’s publishing standards/requirements, so everyone may not be able to watch all of the material.


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