Take On Me is one of the biggest songs of the eighties and is best known for its upbeat tempo and, of course, that iconic video clip.
In a recent MTV unplugged gig at Giske Harbour Hall, A-ha played a beautifully stripped back rendition of their seminal hit song. As you begin to listen, it takes a few seconds to realise that it, is in fact, Take On Me, without that catchy riff we’ve all come to know so well.
WATCH THE FULL ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE HERE:
In this version, A-ha has shown just how beautiful the song really is by letting you be completely absorbed by the lyrics.
Heck, you could even slow dance to it!
I love cover songs. My favorite cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me was Reel Big Fish. Until now. A-ha’s own acoustic cover: https://t.co/1hSbV8pIHP
— PaTrick-or-Treat ? (@McCarron) October 11, 2017
A-ha played “Take on Me” for Unplugged 2017 and it’s stunning https://t.co/uH0I2zikDJ
— Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) October 9, 2017
This unplugged version of “Take On Me” by a-ha will bring a tear to your eye: https://t.co/YvMTZs2gLT
— Digg (@digg) October 8, 2017
Even after all these years, singer Morten Harket can still hit the high notes. And for anyone who has tried to sing along to this song, you’ll know just how difficult that is. The only disappointing thing is that he hasn’t kept that amazing hairstyle he once had.
In the audience, people can be seen wiping away tears. So a word of warning: you may want to have a box of tissues close by.
The acoustic version of a-ha’s “Take On Me” is both haunting and beautiful. https://t.co/3QENrRpKSi
— InfoSecSherpa (@InfoSecSherpa) October 11, 2017
gracious. this acoustic version of “Take On Me” is breathtaking. https://t.co/PtLn42cnbi
— hashtagLUKELUCAS (@lukelucas) October 11, 2017