Thursday, May 15, 2014

go ahead and say it

Just taking a break from the black-and-white hotties to go on this little trip down memory lane -- remember A-ha? Well, if you were like me, a teenager in the mid-1980s, you might recall marvelling at the artistic wizardry of their Take On Me video, or swooning over the perfection that was Morten Harket, A-ha's lead singer. Harket was known for his vocal range, which apparently spans five octaves; out of curiosity, I looked him up and found this very recent video -- I think he was about 54 at the time, and wow -- his voice still has what someone once described almost 30 years ago as "this incredibly strong falsetto and almost choir-boyish clarity".

"Fwooar".

Busy with mid-terms at present, but back with a fairly decent update soon. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

10 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is an awesome song for sure. One of the best songs of the 80s! They still play it on radio stations around here sometimes.

Birdie said...

That is a very incredible voice!

Kim Alston said...

i remember the group a-ha! WOW, his voice sounds the same and he still looks great. thanks for sharing this.
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Jacquelineand.... said...

IT! (There,I said it.)
I enjoyed A-Ha but didn't particularly follow them; this video, however, beautifully showcases Morten's extraordinary voice, thanks for sharing it! (I might have to borrow it for the blog.)

Good luck with midterms!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I loved A-ha back in the day! Morten has sure aged well both in voice and appearance. I met Pal from A-ha randomly on the street once in NYC back then and he was really nice :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Kizzy Von Doll said...

I love A-ha!! Can't believe he's that age now, he doesn't look it at all, haha!! So cool :)) Happy Friday doll xx

Pizziricco said...

Nice song! Never heard it before. Like it. & he looks fabulous, see what clean living does for one, i'm assuming that of cos, but somehow i sense he's a really nice decent stable fello {:-)

FASHION TALES said...

This is great! Takes me back, haha. I love his voice ... still very good! Thanks for sharing this video.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great voice ;o)

Audrey said...

I always loved the Take On Me video....back in the day, I'd watch MTV until it came on. That must've been in the days before VCR's. Ha! I'm aging myself here! :-)

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