Saturday Video Fun: A-ha - Take On Me (1985)

We like a good country tune, but Saturday Video Fun is not only about country music. During the 80's and 90's before MTV gave up playing music videos, there was a golden age of sorts during which the music video flourished as an art form. At their best these videos were extremely creative and took the music to a whole new level. Saturday Video Fun will occasionally showcase some of the best ones in a series we'll call Classics of Music Video.

The Norwegian band A-ha released their single Take On Me in 1985 with a groundbreaking video directed by Steve Barron. The video uses the rotoscope technique to bring pencil drawings to life and it artfully played with the line between comic book world and the real world. With heavy airplay on MTV, Take On Me became a number one single here in the U. S.


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