‘Take On Me’ video reaches milestone on YouTube

Members of Norwegian pop band a-ha, from left, Magna Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pal Waaktar-Savoy, pose before a press conference in Berlin Thursday, June 11, 2009, to promote their new album 'Foot of the Mountain'. (AP Photo/Maya Hitij)
The 1980s hit “Take On Me” has reached 1 billion views on YouTube.

The hit from “A-ha” is the second music video from that era to hit the benchmark, WTOP news partner CNN reported.

The band released the song back in 1985, but the memorable video wasn’t uploaded to YouTube until 2010.

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” is the only other ’80s video to reach 1 billion views.

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Matt Small

Matt joined WTOP News at the start of 2020, after contributing to Washington’s top news outlet as an Associated Press journalist for nearly 18 years.

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