A Norwegian First

This week in 1985 “a-ha”¬†went to number 1 on the USA singles chart with “Take On Me,” making them the first Norwegian band to top the chart in the USA. The song reached number 1 in 27 countries and remained on top of the Eurochart Hot 100 for nine weeks.

The video for “Take On Me” featured the band in a pencil-sketch animation method called “Rotoscoping” combined with live action and won six awards at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *