Top Ten Best A-ha Songs


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The Top Ten

Take On Me
The undisputed number one song from a-ha. Absolutely mesmerizing. The symbol of eighties music.
what how is this not #1. Their standard classic, the quintessential synth-pop song of the 80s? duh.
An amazing song filled with joy and happy. One of the best songs of the 80's that is still great some 20-odd years later.
Excellent. Aha may not be a very well known band but this could be one of the best 80s songs of all time. The songs magnifence is beyond words. It is beautifully written and should be, unhesitantly, the number one pick. And even if it is number one, this song is so amazing that practically everyone should have picked this song as their number one a-ha song.
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2Stay On These Roads
I can't stop listening to this song
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3Love Is Reason Listen to sample

4The Sun Always Shine On T.v.
Best song of A-ha for me. The Video Music is very cool too. But actually I love almost all of A-ha Songs. I am A-ha big Fans :-)
It is there best song it sounds fresh today and it will stand the test of time, I don't no if I am over emotional but when that song starts it blows you away unbelievable stuff man and I have lead a life
The best song of all time. Great music. Sends a shiver through me every time I hear it. Good video as well.
[Newest]One of THE best intro's ever!
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5Scoundrel Days
A-ha shows that they are more than just synth-pop.

The intro! The build-up! The chorus! I will never get tired of this song.
Actually, my favourite A-ha song is The Swing of Things, but its not listed here. The whole album is excellent though.
Scoundrel days, has the best lyrics ever.
I like the way it is dark, rebellious and hopefull at the same time. And live performed so well.
Love A-ha forever
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6I've Been Losing You
Love This Song so so so so so so much one of thebest should be number 6 amazing love it vote this song please please love it
The one that I love most...

7Hunting High and Low
Definitely better than the commercially successful 80's-pop-song "Take On Me" that put everyone to dance and that sadly has become, as almost always happens, the representative pennant of the group as everyone likes it (easy to listen).

"Hunting High and Low" achieves a more exquisite performance of the instruments, vocals and melody changes that indicate an early stage of maturity.

Another song that I would like to suggest is "Cold as Stone", from the album Memorial Beach (1993), that also achieves a higher level of complexity due to the maturity of the group. Obviously, not a commercial hit as it was not composed for dancing... but to listen and be penetrated by its strong melody.
Great song. Really is the best hit of A-ha! But I also like a lot "Take on me"; "Stay on these roads"; "There's never a forever thing" and "The Living Daylights".

8Crying In the Rain
In my opinion Crying In The Rain is their best song for many reasons, but for me most of them are very personal and connected to my relationship with my dad, so this may sound a bit bias.
I love you all from mongolia
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9Dark Is the Night For All
Very intense and deep song. A bit underrated, but certainly among the best they have ever wrote. Synth and guitars are at its best.

10The Living Daylights
Amazing The Theme To James Bond The Living Daylights


One of the most definitive bond songs and a-ha at their very best, it should at least be at the top 5... Period
Love This Song I think it should be number 3 great bond song should be higher great tune amazing song best of all them bigger than the rest
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The Contenders

11Cry Wolf
Catchiest song of all time! I just had to vote for it, it's way too low!
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Why this song is here you don't have brain...
Or you don't know anything about music...
Come on please vote this song this could be at no 2 at least


We just got to put this song on MTV or Much Musics ^^ BOOM. Everyone will listen to it.
Amazing song! Should be top 10 ;P
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13There's Never a Forever Thing
Simple and beautiful song, should be in top 10. Catching piano part too, and the message the music brings.
This is the most beautiful song ever according to another vote on this same site
Actually this is the most amazing song please... Please... Please listen to it guys definitely the most beautifull
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14Angel In the Snow Listen to sample

15Summer Moved On
Every their song is wonderful, but at the moment I'm just fell in love with this one...
Again)) I love to sing it! And I can say, that it is definitely good for non-professional singer)))) Someday everybody will listen to me, that's for sure! ))) Take care, friends and good luck to all of you!
It is so sad that a-ha are almost at the end of their career, but we'll always love them! )

16East of the Sun Listen to sample

17Never Never
Guys this is one of their VERY best - listen to the original version of this song LISTEN IT

18Cannot Hide
Current sounding! Slick, sexy
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19Manhattan Skyline Listen to sample

20Forever Not Yours Listen to sample

Purely evocotive and beautiful song. A song that takes me back to Norway and helps me reflect on what was a truly wonderful and moving experience. This group were without a doubt one of the best ever in the world. With a voice like Morten's how could they go wrong? Answer, they didn't!
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22Early Morning Listen to sample

23Slender Frame Listen to sample

24I Wish I Cared
Great sound. Too bad its a sad song.

25Train of Thought
You just can't stop dancing with this. Simple.

26Rolling Thunder
Amazing song by the best band of all time!
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This song is so calm and good with a very good melody difficult to undersatnd but really good to hear for me one of the bests songs a-ha have I'm 20 but I'm addicted to this song
Great song, but one of the strangest videos I have ever seen
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28Mother Nature Goes to Heaven

29Cosy Prison

30Holy Ground
I love that song. It touched my heart with its phenomenal spirit. And Mortens voice brought me to heaven.


31Foot of the Mountain
A very beautiful song, with meaningful lyrics, and charming music.
Why people these days don't have a good taste in music?
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32Nothing Is Keeping You Here Listen to sample

33Out of Blue Comes Green
I love the metaphorical lyrics, and morten's voice in the chorus always reminds me of opera singers, plus the synth sound mix well with the desperate felling of the song!
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34Living a Boy's Adventure Tale
For me its one of the three best song ever released from A HA
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35Move to Memphis Listen to sample

36You'll Never Get Over Me
Have you listen this song so beautiful tune of guitar
I love it should be higher


37The Weight of the Wind

38The Bandstand

39The Blood That Moves the Body Listen to sample

40Time and Again
I don't know how to explain it, but I just LOVE this song... I feel a very strong connection to the melody. If it was possible to vote for 2 songs, I'd vote Stay on these roads too.
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41You Are the One
How come everyone forgot about this fun 80's track?! Have listen.
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42Shadowside Listen to sample

43Real Meaning

44Touchy! Listen to sample

45You Wanted More Listen to sample

46Minor Earth, Major Sky Listen to sample


48Cold River Listen to sample

49Here I Stand and Face the Rain
Overlooked this when I was younger, but now listening again this is a great track full of emotion and tension.
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50I Won't Forget Her

51Locust Listen to sample

52Riding The Crest

53Sunny Mystery

54The Blue Sky Listen to sample

55Thought That It Was You

56Waiting For Her Listen to sample

57What There Is

58A Fine Blue Line

59Barely Hanging On Listen to sample

60Dragonfly Listen to sample


62I Dream Myself Alive Listen to sample

63Little Black Heart

64Mary Ellen Makes the Moment Count

65Monday Mourning


67Shapes That Go Together Listen to sample

68Soft Rains of April

69Solace Listen to sample

70Summers of Our Youth
Absolutely beautiful song that's perfect for when you're feeling nostalgic about your teenage years!

71Sycamore Leaves Listen to sample

72The Company Man

73The Way We Talk Listen to sample

74There's a Reason For It Listen to sample

75To Let You Win

76Turn the Lights Down Listen to sample

77White Canvas Listen to sample

78#9 Dream Listen to sample

79And You Tell Me Listen to sample

80Between Your Mama and Yourself Listen to sample

81Case Closed On Silver Shore


83Cold As Stone Listen to sample

84Days On End

85Did Anyone Approach You Listen to sample


87Don't Do Me Any Favors

88Dot The I

89Go To Sleep

90Halfway Through the Tour

91How Sweet It Was Listen to sample

92Hurry Home Listen to sample

93I Call Your Name Listen to sample

94Keeper of the Flame

95Lamb to the Slaughter Listen to sample

96Less Than Pure Listen to sample

97Lie Down In Darkness Listen to sample

98Make It Soon

99Maybe, Maybe

100Memorial Beach Listen to sample

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This list was created 5 years, 126 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 114 items, has been remixed 3 times.

Updated Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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