Song Details More songs by a-ha
Take On Me
Aha 1985 Take On Me 45

Take on me
Take me on
I'll be gone in a day or two

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985 for one week
  • peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles chart in 1985
  • from A-ha's debut studio album, Hunting High and Low (1985)
  • the first No. 1 song on the U.S. pop charts by a Norwegian band
  • a LinnDrum (drum machine) was used to produce the drums heard on the song
  • on the record:
       Morten Harket- lead vocals
       Magne Furuholmen- keyboards, vocals
       Pal Waaktaar- guitar, vocals
  • written by Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pal Waaktaar
  • produced by Alan Tarney
  • engineered by Neill King
  • recorded at Rendezvous Studios in London, England
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