Billboard #1 Hits: #580: ‘Take On Me’- A-Ha. October 19, 1985. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Take On Me’- A-Ha
- Record Company-Warner
- Genre: Synth-Pop
- Written by Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pat Waaktaar
- Time: 3:49
- B-side:’And You Tell Me’
- Album-Hunting High And Low
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
No doubt this song was given a big boost by the very memorable video that went with it-[directed by Steve Barron] which is fine with me because I’ve always liked this song a lot. This was A-Ha’s first hit single -they would only have one more Top 40 hit on the Billboard charts- the follow up to “Take On Me’- “The Sun Always Shines On T.V.’ #20 also in 1985. A-Ha were a pop trio from Oslo, Norway.