Weekend Diversion: Take On Me

Do you remember when music videos were brand new things, and ranged from Cartoonish Violence to Eclectic Pleas for Individual Freedom? Well, one of my favorite videos was by the Norwegian band A-Ha, whose surreal, romantic fantasy video for their single Take On Me won me over instantly. I think it holds up pretty well, even nearly 25 years later:

But someone had the brilliant idea of changing the lyrics around to actually match what’s happening in the video. Have a few of those weekend beers, and then check out the literal version of A-ha’s Take On Me:

And — if you like — you can play them simultaneously side-by-side by starting the second video about 3.5 seconds after the first. Have a great weekend!


  1. #1 Ian O'Neill
    April 25, 2009

    This guy’s gonna get an ass-full of pipe wrench!

    Awesome Weekend Diversion Ethan – I’d never seen that A-Ha video, although the alternative is far superior 🙂

  2. #2 Voldemort13
    April 27, 2009

    I defiantly like the first one better.

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