One of the greatest bands to ever happen to humankind and definitely to Norway, A-ha, have announced that they are breaking up, many many many years after their major hit “Take On Me” was birthed into our earholes and collective consciences. According to the BBC News:
The trio added that the split would allow them to pursue “other meaningful aspects of life, be it humanitarian work, politics, or whatever else.”
Whatever else, hm? Good news for lead singer Morten Harket, who, at 50, can still have a bustling career as a “male model” and/or “Kurt Russell impersonator.” And imagine if they had broken up after their 1985 hit “Take On Me”? That’s like 25 more years of humanitarian work… wasted. What will we have to look forward to now that we won’t be not waiting for A-ha’s next album?
To celebrate this band that we have certainly all puked to at karaoke, let’s take a moment to watch our favorite A-ha related video… The Take On Me: Literal Version.