Monday, November 19, 2007

Classically Martin: A-ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV(1985)

I was showing this video to Kerry prior to the hospital escapade. Sure, many people will say "Take On Me" is the best example of A-ha. I would entirely disagree. But for those that can't get past it, you have a good reason to look at this video which concludes the storyline from "Take On Me" and proves that it didn't end happily ever after. "The Sun Always Shines On TV" was their follow-up which also made the charts.

The video is beautiful and elicits some of the charm of the song: intense build-up to the chorus, strong backing vocals, catchy lyrics, amazing keyboards and Morten's amazing vocals. (One of those songs that I get shivers during.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i concur

Molie said...

I haven't listened to A-ha is a long time. I really enjoyed them and listened to the album "hunting high and low" lots as a teen. I still own the album but I don't have a turntable to play it on anymore. Oh well, luckily they have them on Rhapsody.

BeckEye said...

I always liked this one. Plus, I always had a major burning in my loins for Mags, the tousled-haired keyboardist. (Always was a sucker for that tousled hair.)

LoraLoo said...

That was a good video - but it would have been nice to keep the happy ending to "Take On Me", I suppose I'm just not seeing the purpose to the beginning of this video(and the not-to-fuzzy end).

I still love Morten's hair... man he had the best 80's hair.