a-ha - The Sun Always Shines on TV

(Live in 2006)

A dramatic start to a song always goes down well, doesn't it? Sadly, the official 80s video isn't available in the UK, but check out this performance which has a slightly more "rocky" edge to it than the studio version.

Released in December 1985, the third single release by the Norwegian synthpop band made #1 for two weeks in the UK during January 1986.  This was the last a-ha single to make the Top 40 in the US.

The song featured on a-ha's debut album Hunting High and Low, which went on to become their most successful album reaching 3x Platinum in the UK. Three other singles from the album were also released; Train Of Thought (#8 UK), Hunting High & Low (#5 UK), and prior to The Sun Always Shines on TV, the band's debut single Take On Me which had topped the charts across Europe and in the U.S. (peaked at #2 in the UK). making a total of four single releases. Initially, Take On Me was released as a non-album single.

The follow-up album, Scoundrel Days, was also highly successful and reached Platinum in the UK and across Europe.

 

 

Train Of Thought 


Take On Me