AC Newman: "Take on" a-ha

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This may seem like sacrilege to some, but one of my favorite ’80’s jams is being reworked for Starbucks on the Sweethearts compilation.  AC Newman of The New Pornographers’ fame, put an acoustic spin on new waver band, A-Ha’s “Take One Me”.  The tempo is slowed down to a crawl and the classic keyboard work is almost entirely gone on AC’s version.  Its a clever re-imagination though.  The cover isn’t as flashy and glamorous without the retro feel, but serves its purpose.  Which do you prefer?

AC Newman – Take On Me (a-ha Cover)

a-ha – Take On Me

Below is one of my favorite Family Guy moments that incorporates the classic, “Take on Me” video.

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