With a new album and a live tour, a-ha are still going strong. Here are some of the many many reasons why we love them!
1. Their music, obviously!
They’ve been amazing us with their genius, album after album, for decades. Thanks, guys!
2. That video
It’s still our fave music video of all time.
3. Morten’s voice
His sheer range is insane and he still sounds as good as he ever did.
4. Getting to see them live
Seeing them live is ALWAYS breathtaking. We love that they play a mixture of new and old songs. Goodness knows, they have enough to choose from after 10 studio albums.
5. Their turn of phrase
‘At home a house awaits him, he unlocks the door. Thinking once there was a sea here, but there never was a door.’ Nuff said!
6. Their looks
It’s no surprise that they were on posters all over our walls…
7. Their stranger songs
We can’t imagine a world without songs like Locust and Rolling Thunder.
8. Their creative single releases
The Sun Always Shines On TV record in the shape of an actual sun. Brilliant!
9. That they were chosen to do a Bond theme
They’re part of an elite list of global superstars chosen to record a theme for a James Bond film. We maintain that The Living Daylights is one of the best Bond songs ever.
10. Those 80s fashions
The Norwegian jumpers, expanse of denim and wrists piled high with leather. We thought it was SO cool!
11. Their separate careers
We love that the band have solo projects, it proves that they’re brilliant separately as well as together.
12. Magne the artist
An artist as well as a musician? Magne is a man of many talents!
13. THAT note in Summer Moved On
We have no words!
14. The fact that they didn’t give up for long
We were heartbroken when we heard they were breaking up for good. Luckily they changed their minds and released Cast In Steel last year, an album we already can’t imagine living without.
15. Their generosity
They ALWAYS have time for their fans, and we adore them for it!
16. The –
We don’t know why we love the – in a-ha so much, we just do!