Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Take On Me

by a-ha

"Take On Me" music video by a-ha
We're 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 your love, OK?

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 OK
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

Oh the things that you say
Is it life or
Just to play my worries away
You're all the things I've got to remember
You're shying away
I'll be coming for you anyway

Take on me, take me on
I'll be gone
In a day or two
You've got to love this classic. Just take a listen to the synthesisers and tell me you're not head over heals over this song. During a time before computers were widely used in the music industry, you start to appreciate the true geniuses of that era who were capable of churning such beautiful original music, hardly adulterated (if any at all) by the technology we are so used to nowadays - automation.

Even if the music is not your cup of tea, you've to admit they did come up with one kick-ass music video. The innovative video is an amalgamation of rotoscope-style animation and live-action, in which the video is first shot on normal video, then each frame is hand-traced over to give the animated effect. You tell me now that's not some amazing creativity and hard work to produce a mere music video, during a time when MTV was still finding its footing.

Just puts to shame the music video you see nowadays, doesn't it?

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