Musical February : Day 7

I’m a big music fan so thought it might be nice to take part in Bee’s ” Love is in Da Blog” Challenge for the month of February.

Today’s prompt is a love song from Scandinavia but I shan’t be posting one from Abba, one of my beloved’s favourite artists. Instead, I shall plump for one from Norwegian synth-pop band A-ha which was formed in Oslo in 1982. Founded by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (guitars and vocals), Magne Furuholmen (keyboards, guitars and vocals) and Morten Harket (lead vocals), the band rose to fame during the mid-1980s.

Their debut album Hunting High and Low in 1985 yielded two international number-one singles: Take On Me and  The Sun Always Shines on T.V. and earned the band a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist. 

Take On Me originated from Pål Waaktaar’s and Magne Furuholmen’s previous band Bridges and they initially thought the riff was too pop-oriented for A-ha. But singer Morten Harket thought the keyboard riff had the character of a universal hit sound. And, he was proved correct!

The video above (the second one) was filmed in 1985 at Kim’s Cafe (now called Savoy Cafe) (corner of Wandsworth Road and Pensbury Place, London SW8), and on a sound stage in London. The video uses a pencil-sketch animation and live-action combination called rotoscoping, in which the live-action footage is traced using a frame-by-frame process to give the characters realistic movements.

“Love Is In Da Blog” Rules/suggestions

  1. Join in! No matter where, when and with what. You missed the first day or week? Don’t worry. Just jump in when it suits you.
  2. Send us the link! My blog is public again, so ping-backs work. A ping-back is a link from one WP blog to another. If you blog on another platform, please leave your link in the comments.
  3. Tag your post either with “Love Is In Da Blog” or “LoIsInDaBl” or “Love Is In Da Blog 23” or #LoIsInDaBl23. You can also use these as hashtags for Twitter and other Social Networks to give your post more exposure.
  4. No matter which music the prompt favours, you create with it whatever you please and whatever length you please (no pun intended 😉 ) as long as it is about “LOVE.”
  5. I post the prompt post the day before, so you have some time to make up your mind and create your post. There won’t be two different posts, and I hope it’s not too confusing.
  6. If you like, use this picture for your readers to find the posts.
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