Happy 35th: a-ha, “Hunting High and Low”
35 years ago this month, a-ha released the title track from their debut album as the fourth and final single from the LP.
Written by PÃ¥l Waaktaar and originally produced by Tony Mansfield, the single version of âHunting High and Lowâ was remixed and an orchestra was added, hence the additional production credit for Alan Talmy.
For the video, the band once again corralled Steve Barron, the man behind âTake on Me,â to direct, and the end result found him taking frontman Morten Harket and having him transform â or morph, if you will â into various animals, among them an eagle, a lion, and a great white shark. Can we blame this on the short-lived NBC series Manimal? Hopefully so, since thatâs what weâre doing, whether itâs true or not...
Although âHunting High and Lowâ failed to even so much as dent the Billboard Hot 100, it only served to further cement a-haâs success elsewhere, hitting the top-10 of the UK, Irish, French, Danish, Italian, and Norwegian charts, even going gold in France.
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