Let’s have some fun here. What’s the greatest [your favorite] music video ever? MJ? Duran Duran? The Police? or Rick Astley?
Maybe it’s because Quest is so “young” but every time I mention a band that enjoyed from the 80s, people look dazed and confused. For example, on a car ride back from a conference, I could not believe that Jason The Intern had no idea who these folks were. I nearly fired his arse right there but I’m a compassion, merciful, and gracious pastor and boss. Here’s my vote for Greatest Music Video – ever:
And here’s a-ha’s Take on Me’s resume [from wikipedia]:
The single reached number-one in 36 countries and is one of the world’s best-selling singles of all time with 8-9 million copies sold, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. It also hit number two in the UK and number one in a-ha’s native Norway. At the MTV Video Music Awards on September 5, 1986, the video won six awards.
In 2002, the song was ranked at number 8 on VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders, although this status is often used incorrectly in the United States when labeling a-ha. Also, in 2006, the song was ranked at number 24 on VH1’s “Greatest Songs of the 1980s”.
The song was the second best-selling single of 1985, the number one being “We Are the World“.