a-ha's groundbreaking video for its 1985 chart-topper and signature song, "Take On Me" has been has been remastered in 4K resolution. "Take On Me" stood apart from the video rotating on MTV due to its groundbreaking mix of live action and rotoscoping illustration.
According to the press release, "The original 35mm film reels, which provide the source material for the new 4K version of 'Take On Me' feature subtle differences in a handful of frames. a-ha is inviting die-hard fans to find these 'Easter eggs' in the newly restored version. The 4K video also features the original video’s end credits for the first time, which were previously edited out."
"Take On Me" hit Number One on October 19th, 1985, knocking Ready For The World's "Oh Shelia" out of the top spot. It was replaced a week later by Whitney Houston's first Number One hit, "Saving All My Love For You."
The original clip, which was directed by Steve Baron, snagged six of the eight awards it was nominated for at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.