a-ha’s “Take On Me” video is still so popular that there’s a three-part YouTube doc on it

When a-ha released the video for “Take on Me” in 1985, its mixed-media approach was considered wondrous and magical. It had a long life on conventional video channels but has been resurrected to new heights thanks to YouTube. Sometime in very near future, this video will reach the coveted 1 billion views mark.

The video remains so popular that a three-part documentary on its creation has been made. Here’s part one.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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