Did You Know: “Take On Me” By A-Ha

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Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Listen between two and three for A-Ha’s “Take On Me” to win Fireworks Spectacular Hollywood Bowl tickets featuring [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hall & Oates[/lastfm]!

The band recorded the first version of the song around 1983 and included it on their demo tape. At the time it was called “Lesson One.” In 1984 they remade the song and renamed it “Take On Me.”

A-Ha are Norwegian by origin formed by Morten Harket (vocals), Pal Waaktaar (guitar) and Mags Furuholmen (keyboards). They moved to London in January of 1983 and signed with Warner later in the year. Furuholmen chose the name from the simple explanation known worldwide…it was an (ah-ha!).

With “Take On Me” they became the first Norwegian band to have a # 1 hit in the USA.

Lucky caller 13 wins at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784).

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