Sunday, June 1, 2014

A-ha, "Take On Me"

A-ha were an '80s Norwegian synth pop band, who are probably most well known for their 1985 song "Take On Me." Here's their video for it. 

I always thought the sentiments expressed in both song and video were quite sentimental and touching. The video, in particular, showed a very '80s love of the imagination and an accompanying sensitivity that showed why this was the decade of Spielberg.

Here's the follow up, "The Sun Always Shines on TV." This is so very '80s, with its atmospheric synth pop, dreamy lyrics, and a weirdly touching video.