My daughter thought this song stunk because all she knew was the Jonas Brothers’ version. I had to educate her with a little 80’s old school:
After all these years, after all the money spent on thousands of lavish videos, I think that Aha’s Take on Me might still be the single greatest of all time.
Now for a little 80’s silliness. We get SOOOOO worked up about “issues” that we forget how to laugh with each other. I know that some might think this video is insensitive, that it laughs AT a certain group of people, but I would disagree. First, it was a different time. I think the song describes the situation for many we would now call “undocumented immigrants” at the time, in a humorous manner. And secondly, this is Phil Collins. Silly? Goofy? Formulaic?
Racist? Are you kidding me?
But the song is the most fun I’ve ever heard about a “serious” issue. Say what you want about Collins, but he knows how to write a catchy tune. Now, whenever I see humorless people at each others’ throats over the immigration issue, I sing this song under my breath.