a-ha - Train Of Thought (1986)
Well, we actually have an official a-ha video - there are not many of those around!
I just love the imaginative synth arpeggios in this track, which was the third single (in the UK) to be taken from a-ha's debut album Hunting High
and Low (the album peaked at No.2 in the UK album charts) and reached No.8 in
the UK singles chart.
Internationally, this was the was the fourth single single from the album, with the title track being released as the third single. In the UK Hunting High and Low was the final single from the album and peaked at No.5, which was quite an achievement for a fifth single release from a debut album.
The song was the third hit single in the UK for the Norwegian band, although it didn't chart in the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. it did make it onto the Hot Dance Club Play Charts.
Contrary to popular belief, the video was actually created before the band's debut song Take On Me, and the black and white animation ideas that featured in the award-winning Take On Me video were actually inspired by the video for Train Of Thought.