(2010) The Singles: 1984-2004

A-Ha

... read moreReleased not long after A-Ha’s twentieth anniversary, Singles 1984-2004 rounds up 19 of the group’s A-sides, beginning with 1985’s international number one hit single “Take on Me” and concluding with 2002’s “Lifelines.” In the U.S., A-Ha are often seen as the quintessential MTV-driven new wave...

01:19′:56″ 19 Songs

1
Take On Me
A-Ha
3:48
2
The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
A-Ha
4:43
3
Train Of Thought (Remix) [2004 Remaster] (Remix; 2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:15
4
Hunting High And Low (Remix) [2004 Remaster] (Remix; 2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
3:47
5
I've Been Losing You (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:25
6
Cry Wolf (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:03
7
Manhattan Skyline (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:17
8
The Living Daylights
A-Ha
4:14
9
Stay On These Roads (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:46
10
Touchy! (Single Edit) [2004 Remaster] (Single Edit; 2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:33
11
Crying In The Rain (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:22
12
Move To Memphis (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:13
13
Dark Is The Night For All (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
3:46
14
Shapes That Go Together (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:14
15
Summer Moved On (Radio Edit) [2004 Remaster] (Radio Edit; 2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:03
16
Minor Earth, Major Sky (Niven's Radio Edit) [2004 Remaster] (Niven's Radio Edit; 2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:02
17
Velvet (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:21
18
Forever Not Yours (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
4:06
19
Lifelines (2004 Remaster)
A-Ha
3:58
Released 03 May 2010, 2004 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company, for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. All rights reserved.

Review

Released not long after A-Ha’s twentieth anniversary, Singles 1984-2004 rounds up 19 of the group’s A-sides, beginning with 1985’s international number one hit single “Take on Me” and concluding with 2002’s “Lifelines.” In the U.S., A-Ha are often seen as the quintessential MTV-driven new wave one-hit wonder -- the pen-and-ink animation of “Take on Me” defining an era -- but the group had a long, fruitful career as hitmakers in Europe, and this collection presents an excellent overview of that career, containing such continental smashes as “The Sun Always Shines on TV,” “Hunting High and Low,” “I’ve Been Losing You,” “Cry Wolf,” “The Living Daylights,” “Stay on These Roads,” “Crying in the Rain,” “Summer Moved On,” and “Forever Not Yours.” It may not be enough to win over skeptics but it’s more than enough to prove that A-Ha were not one-hit wonders, and it will surely satisfy anybody who is wanting a solid collection of their biggest hit singles. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine