The sun is shining, it’s Morten’s 53rd birthday today and it would be wrong of me not to put something a-ha related here.
Amazingly, a quick (and enjoyable) search through the back issues of 6000 miles… has revealed that I’ve never hosted this song and video on here. Let’s remedy that right now.
Of equal astonishment to those fans of the Norwegian threesome (careful now) and this blog will probably be the revelation that this was a-ha’s only UK number one single. Take On Me, arguably their best known (and certainly their best selling) song never reached the top spot, peaking at number two just slightly behind Jennifer Rush’s The Power Of Love in October 1985.
The video for this song took two days to film and was made in a church in Teddington, London, which was filled with an audience and orchestra made up from over 650 mannequins.