'Take On Me' by a-Ha went to #1 on this day 35 years ago!

A-Ha Take On Me

It was 35 years ago today (October 19th, 1985), that Norway’s top pop band, a-Ha, hit Number One with "Take On Me."

"Take On Me" stood apart from the videos rotating on MTV due to its groundbreaking mix of live action and rotoscoping illustration.

The original clip, which was directed by Steve Baron, snagged six of the eight awards it was nominated for at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards. Last January, in celebration of upcoming anniversary, the "Take On Me" video was remastered in 4K resolution. The song has sold a whopping seven million copies globally. On February 17th, 2020, the "Take On Me" video reached one billion views on YouTube.

One of the coolest videos of all time- watch it again and celebrate the song's big milestone!