Take On Me by A-ha is a famous singles song from their debut album, Hunting High and Low . A-ha is a Norwegian band that was very popular during the mid 1980’s. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks in 1985 and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
The original music video for A-ha’s Take On Me features a live action lead singer and animated characters in the background. The success of A-ha’s music video is largely responsible for bringing Norwegian director, Steve Barron to prominence, as well as Monty Python animator and Terry Gilliam protégé John K. Wells. A-ha won six prizes at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards for their music video. A-ha’s music video is considered by many to be one of the best ever made, and it has been voted number one on several occasions in polls by both VH1 & Rolling Stone .