Song of the Day #3,370: ‘Take On Me (Extended Version)’ – A-Ha

Kicking off Week Three of the 30 Days Music Challenge, we arrive at ‘A Song That You Never Get Tired Of.’ We’ll have to forgive the grammar, and imagine that we’ve been asked to come up with ‘A Song Of Which You Never Tire.’

I only had one choice for this category, and it didn’t matter that I’d featured the song twice already. A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’ is on the short list of my favorite songs ever precisely because I am never not in the mood to hear it.

Here’s my third entry featuring this classic, an extended version featured on the 1985 single release.

[Verse 1]
We’re talking away
I don’t know what I’m to say
I’ll say it anyway
Today’s another day to find you
Shying away
I’ll be coming for your love, OK?

Take on me (take on me)
Take me on (take on me)
I’ll be gone
In a day or two

[Verse 2]
So needless to say
Of odds and ends
But that’s me stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is ok
Say after me
It’s no better to be safe than sorry

Take on me (take on me)
Take me on (take on me)
I’ll be gone
In a day or two

Oh, things that you say
Is it a life or just to play my worries away
You’re all the things I’ve got to remember
You’re shying away
I’ll be coming for you anyway

Take on me (take on me)
Take me on (take on me)
I’ll be gone
In a day or two

Take on me (take on me)
Take me on (take on me)
I’ll be gone
In a day

6 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,370: ‘Take On Me (Extended Version)’ – A-Ha

  1. Maddie says: probably my ultimate favorite song, so I definitely never get tired of it… even if it is long.

  2. Rob says:

    In the mid-eighties I watched a delightful movie called “Local Hero”. The score was composed by Mark Knopfler, and one of the songs in the film, sung by the great Gerry Rafferty, captivated me. It still does every time it comes across my random shuffle. Brilliant tune!

  3. Dana Gallup says:

    There are probably several songs of which I never tire, but I’m going to go with the endlessly funky “Kiss” by Prince:

  4. Peg Clifton says:

    These are all great choices! And Rob I remember loving the movie Local Hero. I think I will go with R.E.M.’s Losing My Religion although I could name so many including the ones listed here.

  5. Amy says:

    I’m catching up on my entries into this challenge, so I decided to start with a song I could listen to endlessly. At the time, Dana told me about his choice and I wondered whether that song (“Kiss”) might be just a bit too… everything… to be listened to over and over again. Mind you, that’s not a testament to how little I love it but rather how intensely I do. I thought I might go with a song by Van Morrison and that song would likely be an all-time favorite, “Into the Mystic.”

    Just now when I went to locate a good version of the song to share, I came across this cover of it that I liked enough to find out who Tony Jackson is. Turns out he’s an up and coming country artist, having just released his first album out of Nashville this past May. All the more reason I’m happy to select the song and share his version of it today.

    If you want to learn more about the singer –

  6. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    a-ha just did an amazing version of this song of which you never tire.

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