“Take On Me”, a-ha |unclassified tempo map of one of the most enthusiastic songs and creative videos ever made

One of the most enthusiastic songs and videos of the late 20th century was a-ha’s “Take On Me.”

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a-ha, Take On Me

It is known as one of the “truly great pop songs” of the era. This video is the great story of the song –

No comment I read in public said it better than this on YouTube┬« –

“The interesting thing here is that the song was composed before they even met Morten, and still it appears to be written exactly for his vocal range There are very few singers who have volume and expression across more than two octaves. The riff and the refrain were created independently from each other but still it all fits together so nicely and organically.”

About A Girl / Nirvana / declassified tempo map

About A Girl – Nirvana – img=matherton tempo map

When Nirvana plays this song on MTV’s UNPLUGGED, Kurt Cobain says in plain language – “[This is a song of ours], most people don’t own it.”

Ownership and music and the downfall of the creatives hears an argument here.

 

Springsteen – Racing In The Street – ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ and in Passaic 1978 perfomance speeds

Racing in the Street was the final track from Bruce Springsteen

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Racing In The Street is a beautiful ballad written and performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their album Darkness on the Edge Of Town

Is anyone more an embodiment of Enthusiasm itself than a man named Joe? Which Joe? – “Hey Joe” unclassified tempo map

Jimi Hendrix Experience “HEY JOE” tempo chart

A song of maudlin melancholy that every forgets was on the most popular album in American History – Randy Meisner’s TRY AND LOVE AGAIN, eagle, ‘hotel California’_unclassified tempo map

TRY AND LOVE AGAIN, the eagles

To me this song has a feeling of deep bittersweetness – an America hiraeth.

What do you think the Eagles are trying to express?

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