I have eclectic taste. Some might say, conflicting? 🤔 To that I say, in music - there is no such thing as conflict. No hypocrisy, nor judgement should be prevalent when it comes to the matter of preference, choice or favourability. That’s just being small minded and musically bigoted. Isn’t it?
We should be free to like what we like, for our hearts never lie (and neither do the tell-tale goosebumps for that matter). I’m an Indie chick, a nineties Brit-pop lover, a seasoned and passionate follower of acoustic folk. I’m a guilty-pleasure sinner, a child of the eighties with an appreciation of the synthesiser, a respectful acknowledger of the roots of early sixties close harmonies and 3 chord riffs, and everything in between and all around! 🙌
I was 4yrs old when the original of this track was released. I remember being transfixed by the video on ‘Top of the Pops’ and instantly hooked on that ‘ear worm’ of a hook. This song in its original form, has accompanied me through many a drunken night dancing unapologetically on the dance floor, literally owning it 💃🏻🤦🏻♀️ Love it or hate it, the original is a classic. You can’t argue that.
But I’m not writing a post about the 1984 original though, oh no no no...... Indulge me (please) by allowing yourself to seek out this masterful acoustic beauty from 2017. Morten Harket, (older, but dare I say, even more attractive?!) breathes life into his eighties classic in a way that utterly redefines the emotional impact that it once owned, in its entirety. Heart-rending, soul pulling, skin tingling, hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck raising, tear-duct pricking, simply breathtaking. Please listen to this perfect example of how something can be stripped back to its bare bones with only its integrity on display, and yet become greater than it once was in its more powerful, original, self. This is stunning, and you need to listen to it. A-ha, Take On Me - MTV Unplugged 2017 ✨🙏✨ #aha #mortenharket #takeonme @officialaha @mortenharket #mtvunplugged #eightiesmusic #acousticmusic #acousticclassics #instamusic #songoftheday #aurallysatisfied #musicforthesoul #listen #musicreviewer