“So needless to say
I'm odds and ends
But that's me stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is OK.
Say after me
It's no better to be safe than sorry”
- “Take On Me” by A-Ha
A-Ha was a band from Norway with a very cute lead singer. So what if the title didn’t make sense? It had a catchy beat, synthesizer, and a clever video. In the 80s, it was all about beat, synthesizer, and video.
I saw them perform at Radio City Music Hall. I thought I was younger, but I found this ARTICLE:
So I guess I was part of, “the enthusiastic shrieks of hundreds of teen-age girls gathered to adore the young Norwegian pop group A-ha.”
This must’ve been near the end of me listening to pop. Soon after, I started dying my hair black, wearing liquid eyeliner and red lipstick, and started sporting a pair of combat boots. After that, it became mostly about punk/alternative music. (I know, you’re thinking about how cool I was.)
I loved when “Family Guy” had a Take On Me video reference:
After “Take On Me”, A-Ha had one more song, “The Sun Always Shines on TV”, but it never had the same impact.
Honorable Mention: Animotion