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19/10/1985 "Take On Me" by A-ha becomes #1 in the US

"Take On Me" is a song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha, first released in 1984. The self-composed original version was produced by Tony Mansfield and remixed by John Ratcliff. The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards and drums.


  • Essentials 

  • Song facts 

  • Background 

  • Recording and production 

  • Composition 

  • Music videos 

  • Chart performance 

  • Credits and personnel 

  • Reel Big Fish version 

  • A1 version 

  • Kygo remix 

  • D. A. Wallach version 

  • ''MTV Unplugged'' version 

  • Weezer version