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FABTV: A-ha "Take On Me"

FABTV: A-ha "Take On Me"

Obviously I've got a thing for highly stylized old school music videos. But this video stands apart from the rest. Not only is the song super catchy — definitely one for a road trip — but the video was way ahead of its time. It was released in 1985 and took the world by storm. Yes, it is uber-80s, but it's this style of the '80s that made the decade one of excess and electricity. The penciled comic book style along with the coolness, and cuteness, of the Norwegian band, was a winning combination — it won in six categories at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards. You've heard it a hundred times, so why not once more?

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darlene darlene 9 years
i love this song
MeaganRussell MeaganRussell 9 years
Ski School! haha I heart this song,
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
I love this song. It's on my ipod.
puddlesplasher puddlesplasher 9 years
I LOOOOVED this video and I totally drove my brother crazy playing this song over and over and over! It was my FAVORITE. Still love it! Yay!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
This is such a fantastic video! They really don't make videos like this anymore!
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 9 years
Great video, great song! Great years!
tiggy tiggy 9 years
They`re Norwegian! http://youtube.com/watch?v=eUB9Rq8FcEQ
incheto incheto 9 years
love the song, it reflects perfectly the 80's
poom poom 9 years
does anyone remember when madonna covered this as a spanish flamenco dancer on some 80's special? it was hilarious, but the original version is sooo good and reminds me of growing up.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
Heck yes. My dance team girls and I performed a remix of this song in our competitions one year. It was awesome. :-) We totally kicked ass, and of course we had the best song!!!
kimmbot kimmbot 9 years
Aaah! One of my favourite music videos ever. And yes, I nearly passed out laughing when I saw the Family Guy parody!
AmyLizK AmyLizK 9 years
Yes. This is *absolutely* a classic! :pepino:
emalove emalove 9 years
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is probably my favorite 80s song EVER...I could listen to it over and over. I've put it on every 80s mix CD I've ever made. Thank you for this!
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