A-ha - Take On Me sheet music

It is always a pleasure to remember A-ha.

It is the Norwegian band that was formed in Oslo in 1982, by Paul Waaktaar Savoy, in charge of the guitars, Magne Furuholmen in charge of the keyboards and guitars, and Morten Harket with the vocals.

Their biggest success was their debut album, named Hunting High and Low, released in 1985, the album that peaked at number one in Norway and topped the charts in many countries like the UK or the US.

Today we speak about one of their greatest hits - Take On Me.

It is a song by A-ha, released in 1984 as part of their debut album named Hunting High and Low. The song has a length of 3:49 minutes and belongs to the synth-pop, new wave music genres.

Take On Me was released under the Warner Bros label, was written by Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, and Pal Waaktaar, and was produced by John Ratcliff and Alan Tarney. Tony Mansfield produced the original version, and it is considered to be A-ha’s signature song.

Once released, the free Take On Me piano sheets reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in October 1985 and became their only hit to top the Billboard Hot 100.

The song has sold over 1,540,000 digital copies as of September 2017.

The story of Take On Me is like a plea for love and has two music videos. The first one, released in 1984, shows the band singing, with a blue background.

The second one, was directed by Steve Barron and released in 1985, and has a romantic theme and style, using a pencil-sketch animation called rotoscoping.

Looking into the free Take On Me piano sheet music composition, we can find a variety of instrumental elements, including vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, and drums.

Take On Me includes acoustic and electric guitars, and it was written at a tempo of 169 beats per minute, which is considered to be a very fast tempo.

We strongly recommend you to play Take On Me at your piano at home, stay safe, and come back for more whenever you feel like it.

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Take On Me - A-ha piano tutorial

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