Top 10 Best A-ha Songs

The Top Ten
1 Take On Me

Excellent. A-ha may not be a very well-known band, but this could be one of the best '80s songs of all time. The song's magnificence is beyond words. It is beautifully written and should be, unhesitatingly, 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.

I think that A-ha is one of the top bands of the 1980s. Take On Me is a magical song. Filled with joy and happiness, this song is a brilliant song that is worth listening to for many years to come! Chris McBride.

2 Love is Reason

I love this song because it is the most romantic ballad ever in the whole world. Also, I have the biggest crush on Morten Harket, but the song feels like he actually likes Bunty Bailey.

This is a-ha's best song. Wonderful and beautiful.

3 The Sun Always Shines On T.V.

I am amazed that this song sounds just as good today in 2015 as it did in 1995. It's truly timeless. The pop synth blended with strings is beautiful, surprising, and stunning. Layered into this is a choir, and Morten's vocals are the icing and cherry on top. The song is quite complex but harmoniously perfect. The Sun Always Shines On T.V. is not only my favorite A-ha song but one of my favorite songs of all time.

Deserves to be #3. It's actually better than "Love is Reason." It's a very haunting song. Morten's voice is like a whisper of a lovelorn ghost singing in an abandoned cathedral, as in the music video. His voice is dramatic, and the way he sings the lyrics in a non-monotonous way gives this song a "power quality."

4 Stay on These Roads

Such a beautiful song. A hard choice, though. Love all 10. My actual favorite A-ha song is Out of Blue Comes Green, but that isn't on this list!

This song shows the boys at their moody best with lyrics that tell a sad, hopeful story.

Amazing song. I saw them in concert recently and love all their songs!

5 The Living Daylights

This is definitely better than Duran Duran's A View to a Kill! Morten's lyrics may have been incomprehensible, but once you read the song's lyrics, you can make out what he was singing! DD's A View to a Kill sounds very lame to me. I wonder how it became #1!

One of the most definitive Bond songs and A-ha at their very best. It should at least be in the top 5. Period.

I think this is one of the best James Bond songs.

6 I've Been Losing You

Love the edgy lyrics and atmosphere. I can see why they got to do a Bond theme.

My favorite. Still sounds as fresh as the day it was released.

7 Hunting High and Low

Definitely better than the commercially successful '80s 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 to).

"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), which also achieves a higher level of complexity due to the maturity of the group. Obviously, it was not a commercial hit as it was not composed for dancing but to listen to and be penetrated by its strong melody.

8 Cry Wolf

Catchiest song of all time! I just had to vote for it. It's way too low!

Cry Wolf should be in the top 5. I don't know who voted for this top 5. Was it girls?

9 Crying 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 biased.

Love the way Morten sings this! It's beautiful!

Another fantastic song. Love the lyrics.

10 Scoundrel Days

Dark, haunting, and features Morten at his Bowie-est, in my opinion. Easily engaged by the lyrical dissonance and the soaring melody. A poetic opening to a dark, bittersweet, pining sophomore album.

Probably the darkest lyrics they ever wrote and a great musical experience. I can't get enough of this song since the first time I've heard it.

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.

The Contenders
11 There's Never a Forever Thing

Simple and beautiful song. It should be in the top 10. Catchy piano part too, and the message the music brings is powerful.

Actually, this is the most amazing song. Please... please... please listen to it, guys. Definitely the most beautiful.

Such a beautiful song. My favorite.

12 Here 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.

13 I Wish I Cared

Great sound. Too bad it's a sad song.

14 Summer Moved On

Every one of their songs is wonderful, but at the moment, I've just fallen in love with this one. Again. I love to sing it! And I can say that it is definitely good for a 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 is almost at the end of their career, but we'll always love them!

Just a fantastic song from a great album.

The best comeback single ever.

15 I Dream Myself Alive

I named my debut novel after this song!

16 Dark Is the Night For All

Very intense and deep song. A bit underrated, but certainly among the best they have ever written. Synth and guitars are at their best.

In my opinion, the best a-ha song. Just so beautiful and catchy.

Just a beautiful song. I love Morten in this video.

17 I Won't Forget Her
18 Angel in the Snow
19 Manhattan Skyline

Very incredible song! Without any hesitation, everyone who listens to it will say this is one of the most beautiful songs this world has and will ever hear. It's truly unique. I think it's the only song that starts slow and breaks out into a rock chorus. Or maybe I have not heard much music yet? Regardless, upon first listening, one thing surprised me about this song, and it's so nice. So, this song will forever be stored in my mind as long as I live.

Why is this song remarkably wonderful? We can find it in the exquisite melody, the deeply heart-wrenching lyrics, and Morten's ethereally expressive voice. All melded together resulted in this musical masterpiece we've been listening to since 1986. This is real musical art in every sense.

20 Lifelines

Purely evocative 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 was 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!

I have never paid much attention to the lyrics until... the Tour 2016 when Magne sang and marked different spots in the song. BAM! The song hit me! Now I play it over and over again.

Just wonderful. Unfortunately, almost completely unknown in North America.

21 Analogue

This must be in the top 10. Morten's voice gets better with time. One of the best real music pieces of the 21st century.

One of the best later songs and their last big hit.

22 East of the Sun

An amazing album that probably was ignored back in the day. This is the title track and is haunting and beautifully sung by Morten.

His voice is much deeper than in his earlier albums but still incredible. I do not remember seeing much of this album.

Probably my favorite album. Just so awesome and amazing.

23 Less Than Pure
24 Lie Down in Darkness
25 Forever Not Yours
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