Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A-ha: The Sun Always Shines on TV (1985)

It only makes sense to follow up "Take on Me" with the video that was ostensibly its sequel... "The Sun Always Shines on TV."

Like the previous song, the single was released from the "Hunting High and Low" album, one of the most rock solid pop albums of the 1980s.

This powerhouse trio from Norway made their mark with a catchy sound, boyish good looks, lead singer Morten Harket's vocal range, and a series of memorable and creative videos.

Here is a live acoustic performance of the song from 2007 in Kiev.

And here is an extended remix...

To this day, A-ha is still going strong. Their latest albums have not made enormous waves in North America but continue to enjoy huge success in Europe.

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