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a-ha - Take On Me download free

Performer: a-ha
Album: Take On Me
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Style: Synth-pop
MP3 version ZIP size: 1668 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1494 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1699 mb
Rating: 4.2
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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 second version was produced by Alan Tarney for the group's debut studio album Hunting High and Low (1985). The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards and drums.

A-ha wrote and recorded the first version of this song in 1982 with the title "Lesson One" - it had different lyrics but contained the basic keyboard riff. In 1983, the song got the attention of industry veteran Terry Slater, who became their manager and helped them secure a contract with Warner Bros. Records later that year. In early 1984, they re-wrote the song as "Take On Me" and recorded it with producer Tony Mansfield. Patterson told us: "We started on a-ha's 'Take on Me' - the project began with my animated film Commuter, which won the student academy award in 1981 - it's done in the same animation style. The Christian punk band MXPX covered it on their 1995 album On the Cover. Reel Big Fish released their cover in 1996, which was used in the 1998 movie BASEketball. It's a popular song at their concerts. Pentatonix did it acapella on their 2017 album Vol. IV - Classics. Weezer included it on The Teal Album, a 2019 covers set.

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Take on Me" is a song by Norwegian new wave band a-ha. Written by the band members, the song was produced by Alan Tarney for the group's first studio album Hunting High and Low, released in 1985. The original "Take on Me" was recorded in 1984, and took three releases to chart in the United Kingdom, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart in November 1985.

Produced by Alan Tarney & John Ratcliff. Album Hunting High and Low. Take On Me Lyrics. We're talking away I don't know what I'm to say I'll say it anyway Today's another day to find you Shying away I'll be coming for your love, OK? Take on me (take on me) Take me on (take on me) I'll be gone In a day or two. So needless to say I'm odds and ends But I'll be stumbling away Slowly learning that life is ok Say after me It's no better to be safe than sorry

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A Take On Me
Remix – John Ratcliff, Aha*Written-By – Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar
3:10
B And You Tell Me
Remix – John Ratcliff, Aha*Written-By – Pål Waaktaar
1:48

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – WEA Italiana S.p.A.
  • Made By – WEA Italiana S.p.A.

Credits

  • Producer – Tony Mansfield

Notes

Made and Distributed By WEA Italiana S.p.A. - Milano - A Warner Communication Company

© 1984 A Warner Bros. Recording.
℗ 1984 WEA Int. Inc.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
W9146, W 9146, 929146-7 a-ha Take On Me ‎(7") Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9146, W 9146, 929146-7 UK 1984
7-29011, 9 29011-7, 920 268-0 a-ha Take On Me ‎(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Inc. 7-29011, 9 29011-7, 920 268-0 Germany 1984
92 9146-7 a~ha* Take On Me ‎(7") Warner Bros. Records 92 9146-7 Spain 1984
W9146T, W 9146 (T), 920268-0 a-ha Take On Me (Long Version) ‎(12") Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9146T, W 9146 (T), 920268-0 UK 1984
920 268-0, W 9146 T a-ha Take On Me (Long Version) ‎(12") Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 920 268-0, W 9146 T Europe 1984

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Take On Me
Producer – Alan TarneyWritten-By – Mags , Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar
3:46
B Love Is Reason
Producer – John Ratcliff, a-haWritten-By – Mags , Pål Waaktaar
3:04

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – WEA Records, S.A.
  • Manufactured By – PolyGram Servicios, S.A.
  • Distributed By – Ariola Eurodisc S.A.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Printed By – Indugraf Madrid, S.A.

Credits

  • Design – Jeri McManus
  • Photography By – Just Loomis

Notes

"DISCO PROMOCIONAL PROHIBIDA SU VENTA" printed on label A-side.

From the Warner Bros. album Hunting High And Low
℗ 1985 WEA International Inc.
© 1985 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

Edita WEA Records, S.A. Condesa de Venadito, 1-28027 Madrid
Fabricado en España por Polygram Servicios, S.A.
Distribuido por: Ariola Eurodisc, S.A.
Imprime Indugraf Madrid, S.A.

Housed in regular picture sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 850 929011//7✳A✳1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 850 929011//7✳B✳1
  • Rights Society: SGAE
  • Depósito Legal: M.29838-85

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7-29011, 9 29011-7 a-ha Take On Me ‎(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7-29011, 9 29011-7 US 1985
W9006T, W9006(T), 920336-0 a-ha Take On Me (Extended Version) ‎(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9006T, W9006(T), 920336-0 UK 1985
W9006T, W9006(T), 920336-0 a-ha Take On Me (Extended Version) ‎(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9006T, W9006(T), 920336-0 UK 1985
W9006T, 920336-0, W9006(T) a-ha Take On Me (Extended Version) ‎(12", Single, Mad) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9006T, 920336-0, W9006(T) UK 1985
W9006, W 9006, 929006-7 a-ha Take On Me ‎(7", Single, Sil) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9006, W 9006, 929006-7 UK 1985
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