Monday, February 1, 2010

Three different versions of Take On Me

Take on Me is a song from the eighties you have definitely heard. It's got a lot of synths, a chorus sung in a register which makes the gender of the singer questionable, and it's a lot of fun to play at parties. However, two things you might not know. One, is that Reel Big Fish covered this song for the Baseketball soundtrack, and despite what the av club says, I don't think it's half bad. However, nothing touches the brilliance of the literal version of the song. All three videos posted, and the best one, (the one I would recommend watching) is first.

Best quote from that version: When I stand here, it makes me human/I'm handsome either way/ You know you like it that I'm flirting with you

Here's the Reel Big Fish version. I honestly think it's pretty good.

And, for a point of comparison, the original, also worth watching, if you can stand it for the third time:

1 comment:

Jessie said...

I thought the Reel Big Fish version was pretty okay, but the music video was annoying. The literal version continues to be my favorite.