Take on Me

~ Recording by a‐ha

Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.1 Take On Me (long version) 3:46 Take On Me (long version) a-ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 920 268-0
1.1 Take On Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 7599-25300-2
1.1 Take on Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 542894T, W2 25300
1.1 Take on Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha
1.1 Take On Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha Reprise Records 9 25300-2
1.1 Take on Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 925 300-2
1.1 Take on Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 32XD-375
1.1 Take on Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 925 300-1
1.1 Take on Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha Reprise Records 25300
1.1 Take on Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), WEA Records (imprint of Warner Records International: lower-case “wea” with “records” below) 253002
1.1 Take on Me 3:49 Hunting High and Low a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 7599-25300-2
1.3 Take On Me 3:31 Take On Me a‐ha
1.3 Take On Me 3:31 Take On Me a‐ha
1.1 Take On Me 3:46 Take On Me a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 929 006-7
1.9 Take on Me ?:?? Now That’s What I Call Music: Smash Hits Various Artists NOW (Virgin/Poly (Univ)/EMI compilation series) NOSH 1
1.9 Take on Me 3:47 Now That’s What I Call Music: Smash Hits Various Artists NOW (Virgin/Poly (Univ)/EMI compilation series) CD NOSH 1
1.9 Take on Me ?:?? Now That’s What I Call Music! Smash Hits Various Artists EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries) TC NOSH 1
1.1 Take On Me 3:48 16 No. 1 Hits: 1974 - 1986 Various Artists RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PD 71291
1.1 Take On Me 3:43 21 № 1 Hits Various Artists CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 463192 2
1.1 Take on Me 3:46 Avon Rock 'n Rio Various Artists Avon FSC 5805-1
2.1 Take On Me 3:49 Night Beat Various Artists Warner Special Products OPCD-4515
1.3 Take On Me 3:51 Stay on These Roads a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 920 905-2, W7936CD
2.1 Take On Me 3:46 Mega Hits: Die größten Hits aller Zeiten Various Artists wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 9548-30094-2
1.2 Take On Me 3:47 Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha a‐ha
1.1 Take On Me 3:48 Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 7599-26773-2
1.1 Take on Me 3:49 Die größten Hits Aller Zeiten Various Artists Edelton EDL 2571-1
1.1 Take On Me 3:48 Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha a‐ha Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WX450 C
1.1 Take on Me 3:46 Hitcontainer Number One Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 469497 2
2.1 Take On Me 3:47 Greatest Hits of the '80s, Volume 1 Various Artists Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) 01 7480.62
2.1 Take On Me 3:44 The Rock Collection: Rock Dreams Various Artists Time-Life Music TL 527/12
1.1 Take On Me 3:50 Take On Me a‐ha
2.1 Take On Me 3:48 Simply the Best Various Artists Electrola 7243 8 28276 2 7, 7243 8 28277 2 6
1.1 Take On Me 3:46 The 80’s Collection: 1985 Various Artists Time-Life Music TL 544/03
2.1 Take On Me 3:48 The Best of 1980-1990, Volume 7 Various Artists Electrola 686-0777 7 89020 2 7
1.1 Take on Me 3:51 Totally ’80s Various Artists OPCD-4544
2.1 Take On Me 3:47 Het Beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden: Editie '94 Various Artists Magnum (Dutch Joint Venture from 1990-1997) 17-516 760-10
1.1 Take On Me 3:50 Sounds of the Eighties: 1985 Various Artists Warner Special Products, Time-Life Music OPCD-2731, R988-02
1.1 Take on Me 3:48 Very Best of the 80's, Volume 3 Various Artists EastWest Records America (this label only briefly used between 1990–91, please read annotations before use) 9548-32782-2
1.1 Take on Me 3:51 Only Dance 1985-1989 Various Artists JCI JCD-3150
2.1 Take On Me 3:46 The Best 80's Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists Virgin TV VTDCD 68
2.15 Take On Me 3:46 25 Years: Greatest Hits Various Artists
1.1 Take on Me 3:48 Absolute 80's, Volume 3: 84/85 Various Artists EVA Records ANS (Norway) EVACD 115
1.2 Take on Me 3:49 Forever Young - Just Can't Get Enough 2 Various Artists EMI-Medley (Danish division of EMI Music Group) EMI 8334402
1.2 Take On Me 3:50 VH1: The Big 80's Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 72271
1.18 Take on Me 3:49 25 Years of Number 1 Hits, Volume 7: 1984/1985 Various Artists Connoisseur Collection WONE CD 07
1.1 Take On Me 3:46 Decade of Number One Hits (1985-1995) Various Artists
1.1 Take On Me 3:48 Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha a‐ha wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 7599-26773-2
1.6 Take On Me 3:47 Les Incontournables des années 80, Volume 3 Various Artists Warner Music France
2.1 Take On Me 3:47 Pop & Wave, Volume 6: A Reflection on the 80's Various Artists Sony Music Media SMM 485338 2
1.14 Take on Me 3:44 Spellemannprisen 1972 - 1996 Various Artists Forenede Fonogramprodusenter FFP SPM 25
1.2 Take On Me 3:47 Superstars 80 Various Artists EMI Music France (1994–2013) 853118 2
1.11 Take On Me 3:43 The Greatest of the Eighties Various Artists Mr Music AB Production MMCD EX22-96
1.6 Take On Me 3:51 18 New Wave Classics, Volume 2 Various Artists JCI, Warner Special Products JCD-3196, OPCD-1781
1.11 Take On Me 3:47 Grosse Pointe Blank: More Music From the Film Various Artists London Records 422-828 944-2
1.1 Take On Me 3:48 Absolute Hits of the 80's Various Artists EVA Records (Denmark) 8449282
3.3 Take on Me 3:44 Eighties Complete Various Artists EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 8567612
1.2 Take On Me 3:46 Los 100 mayores éxitos de los 80 Various Artists Arcade Music Company España, S.A. (not for release label use! ES branch of Dutch "Arcade" label) 3201282
1.1 Take on Me 3:47 The 80's Greatest Rock Hits, Volume 11: Teen Idols Various Artists Priority Records P2 53773
1.3 Take On Me 3:46 Fantastic 80s! Various Artists Sony Music TV SONYTV37CD
1.2 Take On Me 3:51 Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 80's Various Artists
1.1 Take On Me 3:48 Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha a‐ha
2.17 Take on Me 3:48 Best of Super Stars Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 9548-36892-2
1.10 Take On Me 3:47 Blast From the Past Various Artists Warner.ESP 9548 36934-2
1.13 Take On Me 3:46 Fetenkult: Disco 80 Various Artists Ariola, BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management") 74321 58776 2
2.18 Take on Me 3:44 The Classic Eighties Mix Various Artists Startel Entertainment STELCD0055
1.1 Take on Me 3:47 Pop & Wave, Volume 6 Various Artists Sony Music Media 485338 9
1.2 Take on Me 3:47 Modern 80’s: The Best of Discopop, Volume 3 Various Artists Polystar (Germany) 564 413-2
1.3 Take On Me 3:49 Millennium '80s New Wave Party Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 75923
1.16 Take On Me 3:46 Simply the Best of the 80’s Various Artists BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. DIRCD17
1.2 Take On Me 3:48 MTV the First 1000 Years: New Wave Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 75974
3.1 Take on Me 3:48 Las 101 mejores canciones del planeta Tierra Various Artists DRO (nut and bolt logo) 9548379622
1.2 Take On Me 3:47 Listen to the Music Various Artists wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 9548-37616-2
1.2 Take On Me 3:44 One Shot ’80, Volume 4 Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal") UMD77085
1.2 Take on Me 3:46 Simply the Best 80s Hits Various Artists Gallo Record Company CDESP031
2.6 Take On Me 3:46 Top 50 Various Artists Sony Music Media
1.3 Take On Me 3:47 Fantastic 80s! Go for It! Various Artists Sony Music TV SONYTV92CD
1.1 Take On Me 3:47 Back to the 80’s: De Hits uit de Jaren ’80: Pop & Wave Various Artists Sony Music Media 501266 2
2.10 Take on Me 3:47 Maynard's Rewind, Volume 2 Various Artists
1.7 Take On Me 3:51 Modern Rock: Mid 80's Various Artists Universal Music Special Markets, Time-Life Music 3145457652, R828-09
1.3 Take On Me 3:50 Monster '80s Various Artists EMI‐Capitol Music Special Markets, Razor & Tie 72435-24829-2-4, 7930189026-2
2.7 Take On Me 3:47 The All Time Greatest Pop Hits of the Last 3 Decades Various Artists Sony Music Media 500541 2
2.7 Take on Me 3:47 The All Time Greatest Pop Hits of the Last 3 Decades Various Artists Sony Music Media
1.15 Take on Me 3:45 Die zweite ultimative 80'er Fete Various Artists Polystar (Germany) 0731455614022
1.9 Take on Me 3:44 Absolute Number One 1984-1989 Various Artists EVA Records (Sweden) EVACD 4022
1.8 Take on Me 3:46 Simply the Best Super Stars Various Artists Warner Strategic Marketing Japan WPCR-10990/1
2.4 Take On Me 3:46 I Want My 80's Box! Various Artists
2.6 Take on Me 3:47 Atomic 80s: The Definitive Eighties Album Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 585 162-2
2.1 Take On Me 3:47 Top 40 Hitdossier 1985-1986 Various Artists
2.5 Take On Me 3:48 Platin: The Very Best Of, Volume 2 Various Artists
2.7 Take On Me 3:46 Formel Eins: Die Kulthits Various Artists Brunswick News 584 337-2
2.13 Take On Me 3:45 80's: Simply the Best Eighties Various Artists Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom 0927410792
2.1 Take On Me 3:49 Don't Stop the 80's Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 8573-88406-2
2.1 Take on Me 3:49 Don't Stop the 80’s Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 8573-88406-2
1.6 Take On Me 3:48 Generation '80s Various Artists Warner Special Products
2.1 Take On Me 3:49 I Love 80s Various Artists Virgin TV VTDCD 361
1.1 Take On Me 3:49 Media Markt Collection: The 80s, Volume 2 Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 0927 41740-2
1.3 Take on Me 3:48 Platinum: The Best Hits Selection Various Artists Warner Special Marketing, WEA Records (imprint of Warner Records International: lower-case “wea” with “records” below) 0927413852, WE 433
2.20 Take on Me 3:49 Relax! The Ultimate 80's Mix Various Artists Universal Music B.V. (not for release label use! NL subsidiary of UMG) 585 055-2
2.16 Take On Me 3:49 School Disco.com: Spring Term Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 506297 2
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2.17 Take On Me 3:51 Lost and Found: 1979-1987 Various Artists

Relationships

mixer: John Ratcliff
a‐ha
producer: Alan Tarney
mash-ups: Crank on Me by Sean Peden
Suddenly, Sunglasses, Millions of Them by Psycosis
Take On Me Brotha (A-Ha vs. Jungle Brothers) by Dopplebanger
remixes: Take On Me (Chiptune Cover) by Pixelydian
Take on Me (A-Ha) by The One AM Radio
recording of: Take On Me

Take On Me

writer: Magne Furuholmen
Morten Harket
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
publisher: ATV Music Ltd.
is the basis for: Corporate Trash
later parody versions: James 1:3
Take On Me (Literal Video Version)
referred to in medleys: 4 Chords (Unicante 2013 version)