10/19/2010

Happy 25th Anniversary To "Take On Me."


From a-ha.com: Today marks the 25th anniversary of the day "Take on Me" went to #1 in the US singles chart, thanks in part to the song’s ground-breaking video.

Recently the BBC published an article about the making of the video for "Take on Me" and what made it "a defining moment in the history of music promos."

The video for "Take on Me" was unlike any seen before, an exciting combination of live action film and an animation technique called rotoscoping. The video starred lead singer Morten Harket and his girlfriend at the time, model Bunty Bailey. The "Take on Me" video won six awards at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards: Best New Artist in a Video, Best Concept Video, Most Experimental Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, and Viewer's Choice.


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