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the demo from tape bonus cd of the biography “the swing of things” 2004

demo 2004

PRESENTING LILY MARS www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqi6IF_HHRI
Presenting Lily Mars
Tap dancer, a soon-to-be star
She’ll beat your heart so fast
Spotlight’s on Lily tonight
She’s on Channel One’s late night show
She’s watching people come and go
Producer says, “You’ve got it made, girl”
And when she’s lying sleepless in his arms
The frost paints roses on poor Lily’s window pane
Presenting Lily’s mum
She still lives on in Lily’s mind
Stopped ageing years ago
Now she’s gone but left her dreams in Lily’s eyes
Lily’s wondering if mummy’s watching her tonight
“Good morning,” says father Mars
Presenting a salesman’s cheerful face
His mouth is never shut
As he strides from door to door to door to door
Watch his face as he puts his foot in my door
Presenting Lily Mars
She’s sensing moons and stars
The pills that Doc subscribed
Will keep the sleepless, dreamless nights away
Oh, poor Lily, now you’re sleeping day by day
By day by day by day by day
Bye, bye
Poor Lily, mummy’s watching you tonight

THE LOVE GOODBYE www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB2o5SI8FQk
Once a girl
In mommy’s world
Laughing, rhyming, singing songs
In her newly learnt tongue
Now a girl
In this world
Married to a stranger’s name
Writing to him all the same
And, oh, but
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
Where can she go
To avoid the love goodbye?
All the same
Letters answer letters in a round about way
“Sweet darling” they commence
But she no longer feels that way
Oh, there’s not a soul
In the streets below
She’s sitting by the window
Clinging to the phone
Dialling endless numbers
No reply
Love goodbye
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
Where can she go
If she’s going?
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
She’s going alone
She’s going alone

GO TO SLEEP www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBwOXYMCl5I
So please
Please let me come to you
And stay this time
Go to sleep
Go to sleep
Go to sleep
There was a time
When I could kiss
Kiss you goodnight
It will come again
In your sleep
Go to sleep
Look for a dream
Soft as your skin
The night is here now
Hide out in your dreams
Sweetest love of mine
You can sleep
Go to sleep

DAYS ON END www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKOTbGObs8I
Do you know why winter’s such a cold and lonely place?
If you do
Breathe it in to my bleached faces
Falling far
The sheets of my bed disappear
I hear the clock
Strikes up prettily at the hours
I wear the path deeper following you
Girl i knew comes tired home
From another working day
Cooks a meal
Puts the stove on and sees the snow
Falling far
A white painted sky drifting by
And here i come
In through the door
I say hello and very little more
Did she love me anymore?
Do you know why winter’s such a cold place?
I’m laughing at the weather
It reminded me of something
It took me years and years to forget
Do you love me anymore?

DOT THE I www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqZkyF0oz1E
Dot the I
Stretch your lips and smile
Let the world run by
Be the fool
Tomorrow morning’s here
And I’m all nonsense, dear
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen to me
Dot the I
Trust your kite to fly
I could lend you mine
Spot the gag
Tick it, tock it, light a fag
Pass it on to me
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen, you see
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen to me
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen, you see
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen to me
Dot the I
Count to three and sigh
I need you to dot the I

MONDAY MOURNING www.youtube.com/watch?v=unehv1Xf6uA
Monday mourning
Tears are falling
Down like fluid pain
And it’s a long
Lost Monday morning
The telling words
I like to learn
Are dying on your lips
As the morning
Through my fingers slips
I find myself in times like this
Quite amazed
How eager everything is to go wrong
Around me
Monday mourning
Tries to wound me
Eyes look hurt again
For have I asked
And will never ask again
For I have asked
I will never ask again

NEVER NEVER www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6U4wY2X9BI
Come the winter
Falling snow
I could swear I’ll make this promise hold
I won’t give you shadows
Never never
I won’t give you shadows
Ooh
See me standing on a bridge in white
I watch the water spinning scenes by ice
Now I swear to make these words sound right
I won’t give you shadows
Never never
I won’t give you shadows
Ooh
And my love is all that matters
And my love is all I see
Hold me
Give all your love
Touch me
Give all your love to me
Hold me
Give all your love
Touch me
Give all your love to me
I won’t give you shadows
Never Never
Won’t give you shadows
Never never
Won’t give you shadows
Never Never
I won’t give you shadows
Oh
I swear to you I’ll make this promise hold

SÅ BLÅSER DET PÅ JORDEN www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0rYVgK-Jr0
En flue bruker sine siste krefter
Sine rester av et liv
På mitt igjenlukkede vindu
Regnet står mot ruta
Dette huset bakker haspen på
Jeg tror jeg slipper det inn
For nå blåser det på jorden
Dagene trekker meg med
Tar i fra meg hva jeg hadde
Og evnen til å bedra meg selv
Trikken trommer mennesker
Inn og ut av byen
Våte paraplyer danser gatelangs forbid
En mor med sine voksne døtre
Smiler, famler gjennom minner
Det eneste de nå kan dele
For nå blåser det på jorden
Tiden presser seg på
Før tok hun dagen som den kom
Nå gripes den i det den er forbid
Så er jeg atter ingens venn
Og ingen syder lenger
Ingen sorg og ingens glede, ingen sving
Hvorfor skal min munn
Ganske uten grunn
Så nå blåser det på jorden
Du ser på meg
Hva tenker jeg på
Ute brenner regnet
Og dit ut er det nå jeg går
Så nå blåser det på jorden

ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF “SAA BLAASER DET PAA JORDEN”:
SO IT BLOWS ON THE GROUND
A fly using his last strength
Its remnants of a life
On my left closed window
The rain is the route
This house slopes latch on
I think I let it in.
For now it blows on earth
The days draw me
Taking in me what I had
And the ability to deceive myself
The tram drums People
In and out of town
Wet umbrellas dancing streets forbid
A mother with her ​​adult daughters
Smiles, groping through memories
The only thing they can now share
For now it blows on the ground
Time presses on
Before she took the day as it came
Now grasped it what it is forbid
So I’m staying the basis Friend
And no longer seethes
No sorrow and nobody ‘joy, no swivel
Why should my mouth
Quite without reason
So now it blows on the ground
You look at me
What I think of
Outside burning rain
And there out there now I go
So now it blows on the ground

Take on me see the article about this song
Hunting high and low see the song A-Z page
I’ve been losing you  see the song A-Z page
The swing of things see the song A-Z page

OTHER B SIDES:

Analogue cd picture disk – uk german and french editions 2006
CASE CLOSED ON SILVER SHORE www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NbBts8_tw
Here’s a stain on the ottoman
Here’s a slug in the plaster wall
Here’s a glass with a fingerprint
Left out in the entrance hall
Left out in the hallway…
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Here’s a room showing signs of struggle
Here’s a tear in the victim’s shirt
Here’s a plate with a chalky substance
Like a footprint in the dirt
Left out in the driveway…
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
I wouldn’t put it past the neighbour
I wouldn’t put it past the maid
I wouldn’t put it past the boyfriend
Yeah, he’d do it in a jealous rage
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Case closed on silver shore
The boyfriend wont sink
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t make it stick
Case closed on silver shore
He’s getting away
MINOR KEY SONATA www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8G9KtzrI3o
Come back, my darling one
I’m calling on you
The road ahead is long
And I must warn you
Take hold, my little one
My minor key sonata
Show forth your looping grace
No one here can take your place
We’ll find a way
To make it pay
To get around it
Come back, my fallen son
Don’t let them fool you
Cos when the day is done
They never move you
Lay down your sense of pride
Trampled once too often
Put out your mournful tones
No one here can take your place
We’ll find a way
To do OK
To get around it
Come back, my analogue
I hardly knew ya
The high end sloping off
A thing of beauty
Take hold, my little ones
My minor key sonatas
Show forth your looping grace
No one here can take your place
We’ll make it pay
We’ll find a way
To do without it
Say
You’ll find a way
We’ll make it pay
To get around it
Show
Just what you know
Just let it go
To get around it
ANALOGUE INSTRUMENTALwww.youtube.com/watch?v=e6NBqjVAcmM
Tuning:
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Stop and make your mind up 1984 from “Take one me” first version 7″ www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp9CQWFqs18
We have no help
You know that
All by ourselves
We have come this far
Now stop and make your mind up about me
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, yeah
Stop and make your mind up
Beer goes to my head
I want you
Come back to bed
We have come this far
Now stop and make your mind up about me
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, yeah
Stop and make your mind up
Yeah, I want you near me
So stop ! and make your mind up about me, baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, yeah
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby, Oh baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby.

Differences 2002 from “Forever Not Yours” cd www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5yF4qj91sY
D                   A
Raise your voice
E              G
Give us hope
D              A
Make us whole
E               G A
Save our souls
G                            E
We have failed so many times
G                             A
Our attempts in steep decline
G                            E
Promises we could not keep
G                               A
Differences that run too deep
D         A
We’re afraid
E           G
of ourselves
D        A
For a while
E               G A
Keep us safe
G                     E
Love is such a big idea
G                                A
If you don’t see it, how can we?
G                           E
Promises we could not keep
G                           A
Differences that run too deep
D                 A
Show the way
E              G
Lead us home
D           A
We are lost
E             G
Give us hope

Angel in the snow instrumental1993 from “Angel” cd
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzYcb2vVJyE
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Shapes that go together instrumental 1994 from “Shapes that go together” cd www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrUwzweoLgQ

Driftwood 1985 from “The Sun Always Shine son Tv” 7″, picture disk www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Wg73NvmvQ
(intro) D-7/9 | D-7/9 | D-7/9 | D-7/9    D-9 | D-9 | D-9 | D-9
D                 C                                 F                        G7               D
Oh come pity me a poor mad sailor stranded on this love here I lie
C                       F                        G7
like driftwood honey thing is this what I’ve become
D-/A             G6               F6/7+  C7+/9/E  (E-7?)              D-/F G6/E
I’ve got high over down under          at a lady’s will
D 9                 D 7/9 D 9        D 7/9      D 9
under you       at a lady’s will I’m drifting still I’m
D 7/9      D 9
drifting still
D                    C                               F                   G7
So I ask in fading     innocence and all my full rage will your
D                                        C                              F                       G7
hand still touch me when my face has fallen in with age
D /A             G6 F6/7+                      C7+/9/E    D /F      G6/E
and I go high over down under                  at a lady’s will
D 9    D /A                  G6 F6/7+        C7+/9/E    D /F       G6/E
under you     high endless down under    at a lady’s will
D 9         D 7/9 D 9             D 7/9    D 9         D 7/9   D 9
under you at a lady’s will    I’m drifting still I’m drifting still
(solo) A   /  F7+  /   E  /   D   /   A   /   F7+  /   E   /  D
E                 D6                C7+ B                  E       D6                   C7+   B
high over down under             at a lady’s will        (la la la laa..)
E                          D6                C7+ B                          E
high endless down under                at a lady’s will

 

Annunci

A-HA LIVE: how can I sleep…

A-ha Live: HOW CAN I SLEEP WITH YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD 2003

Only some editions come with the bonus disc, which concentrates on album tracks. The regular single disc version is composed of live versions of singles, save for the live version of “The Swing of Things” which was never released as a single but is a fan favourite. Waaktaar-Savoy handles vocals on “Sycamore Leaves,” as he does on the version with his other band Savoy. Furuholmen takes lead vocals on “Dragonfly,” which was originally a solo single before it was recorded by A-ha for their Lifelines album. “Crying in the Rain” is sung as a duet between Harket and Anneli Drecker. “The Living Daylights” runs for almost 8 minutes and includes much audience participation and even goes reggae during. The name How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head comes from a lyric in the song “The Swing Of Things” from Scoundrel Days. The album reached #141 in US Internet retails sales chart. also it did #8 in German official chart.The live album came together by recording every show during the last six weeks of the tremendously successful and critically acclaimed Lifelines World Tour, which took a-ha from the Baltic States all over Europe, Russia and South America – playing to a total of half a million people. It was mixed by the world-renowned Michael Brauer in New York, where George Marino at Sterling Sound mastered it. Brauer and Marino were also involved with the Lifelines album, and the band was happy to work with them again. Morten, Magne and Paul are extremely pleased with the sound of the live album. Not only do the recordings capture the fantastic audiences a-ha had during this tour; they also reflect the fun that the band had on stage, supported by their great backing band: Anneli Drecker from Norway on backing vocals, Sven Lindvall on bass, his brother Per Lindvall on the drums and the third Swede, Christer Karlsson, on keyboards.
“The process, from when the tour was over, to listening to the tracks, and then to the final mix, was very quick,” Magne comments. “We didn’t overdub any parts – the final product is ‘all natural’, warts and all.”

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DVD

Forever Not Yours(Morten Harket, Ole Sverre-Olsen, Magne Furuholmen) — 4:33
Minor Earth Major Sky(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy / Magne Furuholmen) — 5:41
Manhattan Skyline(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen) — 5:50
I’ve Been Losing You(Pål Waaktaar) — 4:09
Crying in the Rain(Howard Greenfield / Carole King) — 4:56 (Cover degli Everly Brothers)
The Sun Always Shines on T.V.(Pål Waaktaar) — 5:51
Did Anyone Approach You?(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) — 4:53
The Swing of Things(Pål Waaktaar) — 5:27
Lifelines(Magne Furuholmen) — 4:37
Stay on These Roads(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen / Morten Harket) — 3:34
Hunting High and Low(Pål Waaktaar) — 5:54
Take on Me(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen / Morten Harket) — 5:42
The Living Daylights(John Barry, Pål Waaktaar) — 7:32
Summer Moved On(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) — 4:41

Bonus CD

Scoundrel Days (Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
Oranges on Appletrees (Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket)
Cry Wolf (Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
Dragonfly (Magne Furuholmen)
Time and Again (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
Sycamore Leaves (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
A-ha Tourbook (Video)

THE SINGLES 1984-2004

The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 is a greatest hits album from Norwegian band A-ha, released on 11 April 2005. Despite the title, the album contains tracks from 1985–2002. The album contains 17 of their hits plus an enhanced video for the song “Take on Me“. The track listing of this album is slightly different from the one on The Singles: 1984–2004. It marked the return of A-ha to the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart.

The so-called definitive The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 ironically has fewer unique singles (17, as “Take on Me” appears twice) than The Singles: 1984–2004 (19).

The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 lacks the following songs, which exist on “The Singles: 1984–2004”:

  • “Move to Memphis”
  • “Minor Earth, Major Sky”
  • “Forever Not Yours”

The album, however, adds the single “You Are the One”, which did not feature on The Singles: 1984-2004. This album was the last by the group to be released by Warner Bros. In 2010, the album was released in the US.

Aha_definitive_singles_collection   Aha_singles_collection

The Singles: 1984–2004

“Take on Me”
“The Sun Always Shines on T.V.” (7″ edit)
“Train of Thought” (7″ remix)
“Hunting High and Low” (7″ remix)
“I’ve Been Losing You”
“Cry Wolf”
“Manhattan Skyline” (7″ edit)
“The Living Daylights” (single version)
“Stay on These Roads”
“Touchy!”
“Crying in the Rain”
“Move to Memphis”
“Dark Is the Night”
“Shapes That Go Together”
“Summer Moved On” (radio edit)
“Minor Earth Major Sky” (Niven’s radio edit)
“Velvet” (radio version)
“Forever Not Yours”
“Lifelines” (album version edit)

The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004

“Take on Me”
“The Sun Always Shines on T.V.”
“Train of Thought”
“Hunting High and Low”
“I’ve Been Losing You”
“Cry Wolf”
“Manhattan Skyline”
“The Living Daylights”
“Stay on These Roads”
“Touchy!”
“You Are the One”
“Crying in the Rain”
“Dark is the Night”
“Shapes That Go Together”
“Summer Moved On”
“Lifelines”
“Velvet”
“Take on Me” (enhanced video)

HOMECOMING – Live at Valhall

A-ha Live at Vallhall – Homecoming/Grimstad Benefit Concert is a live concert DVD/live album released in 2002 during the concert in Vallhall on March 24, 2001.

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DVD tracklist

“Minor Earth Major Sky”
“The Sun Never Shone That Day”
“Little Black Heart”
“I’ve Been Losing You”
“Manhattan Skyline”
“Thought That It Was You”
“I Wish I Cared”
“Cry Wolf”
“Mary Ellen Makes the Moment”
“Stay On These Roads”
“Early Morning”
“You’ll Never Get Over Me”
“Velvet”
“The Sun Always Shines on T.V.”
“The Living Daylights”
“Hunting High and Low”
“Summer Moved On”
“Crying in the Rain”
“Take on Me”

Bonus Disc – Live at Grimstad (not included in all versions)

“Stay On These Roads”
“Early Morning”
“You’ll Never Get Over Me”
“Summer Moved On”
“The Living Daylights” (taken from Vallhall, Oslo 25 March 2001)
“Angel” (taken from Vallhall Oslo, 24 March 2001)

The year 2000 marked the triumphant return of a-ha to the international scene. After a seven-year break, the band reformed and released the CD ‘Minor Earth, Major Sky’ to widespread critical acclaim, and scored a European hit with the single ‘Summer Moved On.’

Having completed a successful tour of Japan and Europe, a-ha returned to their native Norway on the 24th and 25th of March 2001, for two sell-out shows at Oslo’s new football arena Vallhall. This DVD is a recording of the first night.

This DVD contains lots of extra material, including documentation of their seven years apart, interviews, unreleased live footage, and four videos from ‘Minor Earth, Major Sky.’

DVD Special Features:
Documentary – ‘The Seven Year Itch’
Backstage with a-ha featurette
After Party Vallhall featurette
Facts – History of the band
4 Promo Videos:
Summer Moved On*
Minor Earth Major Sky*
Velvet*
I Wish I Cared*
Additional Live Performances:
Early Morning (Grimstad Version)*
Summer Moved On (Grimstad Version)*

Note: * items are included as bonus material on the video edition.

ENDING ON A HIGH NOTE – the final concert

FAREWELL LIVE DVD – CD – DIGIPACK 2010

Recorded in Oslo Spektrum Scene during the last concerts from 2nd to 4th Desember

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Single CD edition

  1. The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
  2. The Blood That Moves the Body
  3. Scoundrel Days
  4. The Swing of Things
  5. Forever Not Yours
  6. Stay on These Roads
  7. Manhattan Skyline
  8. Hunting High and Low
  9. Minor Earth Major Sky
  10. Summer Moved On
  11. I’ve Been Losing You
  12. Foot of the Mountain
  13. Cry Wolf
  14. Analogue (All I Want)
  15. The Living Daylights
  16. Take on Me

Deluxe edition

CD 1
  1. The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
  2. Move to Memphis
  3. The Blood That Moves the Body
  4. Scoundrel Days
  5. The Swing of Things
  6. Forever Not Yours
  7. Stay on These Roads
  8. Manhattan Skyline
  9. Hunting High and Low
  10. We’re Looking For the Whales
CD 2
  1. Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)
  2. Crying in the Rain
  3. Minor Earth Major Sky
  4. Summer Moved On
  5. I’ve Been Losing You
  6. Foot of the Mountain
  7. Cry Wolf
  8. Analogue (All I Want)
  9. The Living Daylights
  10. Take on Me
DVD
  1. The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
  2. Move to Memphis
  3. The Blood That Moves the Body
  4. Scoundrel Days
  5. The Swing of Things
  6. Forever Not Yours
  7. Stay on These Roads
  8. Manhattan Skyline
  9. Hunting High and Low
  10. We’re Looking For the Whales
  11. Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)
  12. Crying in the Rain
  13. Minor Earth Major Sky
  14. Summer Moved On
  15. I’ve Been Losing You
  16. Foot of the Mountain
  17. Cry Wolf
  18. Analogue (All I Want)
  19. The Living Daylights
  20. Take on Me
Extras
  • Ending On A High Note Documentary
  • Photoshoots for promo
Chart (2011) Position
German Albums Chart 74
French Albums Chart 31

 

Live In South America – VHS 1993

LIVE

Tracklist

1 The Sun Always Shines On TV
2 Cry Wolf
3 I Call Your Name
4 Slender Frame
5 Touch
6 Scoundrel Days
7 Rolling Thunder
8 I’ve Been Losing You
9 Early Morning
10 Take On Me

Credits
Design [Sleeve] – Shoot That Tiger!
Executive Producer – Ray Still
Producer, Directed By – Lauren Savoy

Notes
On their record-breaking tour of South America a-ha played to over three million fans.
The twenty-five shows took them trough Chile, Argentina and Brazil, and in Rio.
Live in South America is a document of that tour, and captures the energy and excitement of the sold-out shows with the great performances included here.
Approximative running time : 60 Minutes. Warner Music Vision Brazil.

a-ha Awards

This is a comprehensive list of major music awards received by A-ha, a Norwegian new wave band. Formed in 1982 by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen, and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, A-ha have been one of the most popular European acts in the world since the mid-1980s. The band has sold more than 70 million albums and singles worldwide, and has been nominated for one Grammy Award, more than any other Norwegian rock band. A-ha achieved mainstream success with their debut album Hunting High and Low and the single “Take On Me” in 1985. After the release of the album A-ha was nominated for Best New Artist. In 1994, the band went on a hiatus. After a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 1998, the band returned to the studio and recorded 2000’s Minor Earth Major Sky, which resulted in a new started to work on their new album. In 2002 the band released their seventh studio album Lifelines. Analogue was released in 2005 and has been certified Silver.Their newest album “Foot of the Mountain” is their highest charting album in the U.K. since “Stay on These Roads”, and was released in 2009.

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Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav

Order of St. Olav

The three members of a-ha, Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar Savoy, was appointed Knights of the 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for their contribution to Norwegian music. The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav is granted as a reward for distinguished services to their country and mankind. The official ceremony took place on 6 November 2012.

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MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. A-ha has received 8 awards from 11 nominations.

Year Name of Award Award Won / Awarded / Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Direction ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Concept Video ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Viewer’s Choice ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Special Effects ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Most Experimental Video ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year ( Take On Me ) Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Group Video ( Take On Me ) Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Art Direction ( Take On Me ) Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist ( a-ha ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Editing ( The Sun Always Shines On TV ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Cinematography ( The Sun Always Shines On TV ) Won

Q Awards

The Q Awards are hosted annually by the music magazine Q. A-ha has received one award.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2006 Q Awards Inspirational Award Won

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Spellemannprisen

Spellemannprisen is the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy award and is Norway‘s main music award.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarde / Nominated[16]
1985 Spellemannprisen Pop ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1985 Spellemannprisen This year’s Spellemann ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1986 Spellemannprisen Pop ( Scoundrel Days ) Won
1986 Spellemannprisen This year’s music video ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1986 Spellemannprisen The Jury’s honorary award Won
2000 Spellemannprisen The Jury’s honorary award Won
2000 Spellemannprisen This year’s music video ( Velvet ) Won
2008 Spellemannprisen Special Award: The Best Hit of all time on the 50 year old official VG-lista hit list ( Take On Me ) Won
2010 Spellemannprisen Spellemannprisen Honorary Award Won

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World Music Awards

The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the record industry

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2010 World Music Awards World’s Best Selling Scandinavian Artist Award Won
1993 World Music Awards Best selling artist in Norway award ( National award ) Won

Viña del Mar Festival

Viña del Mar International Song Festival

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2006 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Gaviota de plata Won
2006 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Antorcha de Oro Won
2006 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Antorcha de Plata Won

Goldene Europa Award

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2001 Goldene Europa Award Comeback des Jahres Award Won
1988 Goldene Europa Award Best Album ( Stay On These Roads ) Won
1986 Goldene Europa Award Best Musicvideo ( Take On Me ) Won

Nordic Music Awards

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2004 Nordic Music Awards Prize of Honor Won

BMI Awards – Broadcast Music, Inc.

Broadcast Music, Inc.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2013 Broadcast Music, Inc. Multi-Million Performance Award – for more than 4 million airings on the US airwaves of Take On Me since release Won [17]
2007 Broadcast Music, Inc. Multi-Million Performance Award – for more than 3 million airings on the US airwaves of Take On Me since release Won
1991 Broadcast Music, Inc. 1 Million broadcasts in the USA of Take On Me since release Won

Per Gynt Award

Peer Gynt Prize

The Peer Gynt Prize has been awarded every year since 1971. The recipient of the annual prize is chosen by the Norwegian parliament, and is given to a person or institution that has achieved distinction in society.

Year Type of Award Won / Awarded / Nominated
1987 Peer Gynt Prize Won

Gammleng awards

Gammleng Award

Year Type of Award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2008 Gammleng Award Pop Won

Bravo Otto Awards

The Bravo Otto is a German accolade honoring excellence of performers in film, television and music. Established in 1957, the award is presented annually, with winners selected by the readers of Bravo magazine. The award is presented in gold, silver and bronze and, since 1996, an honorary platinum statuette presented for lifetime achievement.

Bravo Otto

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1985 Bravo Otto Awards Band: Bronse Award Won
1986 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Gold Award Won
1987 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Gold Award Won
1988 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Silver Award Won

Various other awards

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2010 Echo (music award) Best International Pop/Rock Group Nominated
2009 SWR’s New Pop Festival Pioneer Of Pop Award Won
2000 VIVA Germany Comet Preis Comeback Award Won
1986 The Golden Rose Festival, Switzerland Best musicvideo award for Take On Me Won
1986 West German TV channel “SR” Best musicvideo Take On Me Won
1987 Australian Video Awards Musicvideo ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1986 Australian pop music awards Most popular international act Won
1987 Montreux, the “IM&MC Gala” Best group video award (British Industry Award) Won
1987 Azzurro 87 Festival in Bari n/a Won
1987 Berolina Awards, Germany Best international group Won
1987 The Diamonds Awards, Belgium For the song Touchy! Won

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards are awarded for outstanding achievements in the record industry. A-ha has received one nomination.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1986 American Music Awards Favorite Pop/Rock Video “Take on Me Nominated

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. A-ha has received one nomination.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1986 Grammy Awards Best Album Package ( Hunting High and Low ) Nominated
1986 Grammy Awards Best New Artist A-ha Nominated