A-HA ‘Take On Me’ acoustic

I had a meltdown hearing these acoustic version at Live from MTV Unplugged 2017 for the very first time. This happened during a memorial service in a church for my work in the funeral industry.

Take On Me is one of the biggest songs of the eighties and is best known for its upbeat tempo and, of course, that iconic video clip.

In a recent MTV unplugged gig at Giske Harbour Hall, A-HA played a beautifully stripped back rendition of their seminal hit song. As you begin to listen, it takes a few seconds to realise that it, is in fact, Take On Me, without that catchy riff we’ve all come to know so well.

In this version, A-HA has shown just how beautiful the song really is by letting you be completely absorbed by the lyrics

 

LYRICS : 

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 you love O.K.
 
Take on me
Take me on
I’ll be gone
in a day or two
 
So needless to say I’m odds and ends
But that’s me, stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is O.K.
Say after me
It’s no better to be safe than sorry.
 
Take on me
Take me on
I’ll be gone
in a day or two.
 
The things that you say
Is it live or just to play
My worries away
You’re all the things I’ve got to remember
You shying away
I’ll be coming for you anyway
 
Take on me
Take me on
I’ll be gone
in a day or two
 
Songwriters:
Pal Waaktaar / Morten Harket / Magne Furuholmen

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