There is the obvious: his unique, beautiful voice and his amazing ability to handle it. And he is genuine, he's from a time when there was no autotune. Then the fact that he and his band mates from a-ha went to England from Norway to realize their dream of becoming successful musicians - when it was a given at home that Norwegian musicians could never make it internationally. Seems they just didn't subscribe to this notion and firmly believed in themselves. And they were right. And with all the insane hype that broke loose around them - especially Morten - it never went to their heads.
In the second half of the 80s no one produced (involuntarily) more screaming, fainting girls than Morten. His fans made the traffic at Picadilly Circus stop.…Read more >
Can we add remixes that is on the Youtube but not published by an official singer?Read more >
So, uh...'s "" has lyrics. Surprise?
Well, they may not quite be lyrics, but what I thought was random vocoder noises are actually words. What's more, the words are different on all three albums. Essentially, all three versions are kind of an introduction of the band members at the time, from what I can tell. I find it kind of interesting, given the changes the band and its lineup underwent between versions. Anyways, here's what I have so far on the versions individually, if anyone's interested:
-I can't quite understand the original version on ' outside of the opening "We are Polysics" that's present in all three versions and mentions of POLY-1, POLY-2, POLY-3, and POLY-4, the codenames the band used prior to POLY-2's departure after the rele…Read more >
I am not a huge synth pop fan, but back in the 80s they did some creative stuff with synthesizers. A-ha, anyway, was never a band who only used synthesizers. And they have this incredible singer in Morten Harket, so they could make use of demanding melodies. For more than 30 years now, Morten has been one of the singers I have admired the most. I love his voice, I love his singing, his vocal range is amazing.
The only complete album of them I own is East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon. I bought it back then. It's a rather acoustic album.
After starting to enjoy a-ha's MTV Unplugged album earlier this year, I went on a journey through all their albums, listening into all the songs. And I found lots of gems I didn't really know before. It was li…Read more >
Here is a list of musical pieces which share, whether by contour or timing, similar sounding passages. For pieces which diverge from each other after the introduction, I have appended the string "[I]" to denote this; for pieces which only share a brief melodic portion in common I've colored the links red.
Weezer - Buddy Holly
BronyDanceParty - Love Me Cheerilee
Gustav Holst - Mars[I]
Anthrax - Among The Living[I]
Xi - Freedom Dive
Green Day - Basket Case
Voivod - Astronomy Domine
Franz Liszt - Csardas Macabre
Metallica - Enter Sandman[I]
“Weird Al” Yankovic - Lame Claim to Fame[I]
Kevin MacLeod - Gonna Start
Daniel Ingram - Smile SongRead more >
I had originally meant to wait until I had finished adding 's albums to make this post. However, I had some more thoughts come up, and I have the feeling that I may not be able to remember everything by the time I get the last three albums up. Especially as I can't guarantee that I can consistently add one album a day.
In any case, I indeed have three albums left to add to Nate's page at the time of writing this. He has another in the works right now, and while there's no indication of a release date, I'm merely taking a guess that he will aim to release it on March 1st, 2018, following the pattern of and Sandcastle Kingdoms. Whatever the case, I'm definitely excited to hear more from Nate and will do what I can to get the lyrics up ASAP!
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I haven't been here for a long time. I don't know for how long I will be here, but I hope even small contributions are appreciated.
The reason I am here is that since New Year's Eve I am on an A-ha trip. On German TV there was a one hour excerpt of their MTV Unplugged shows. I loved it and ended up buying the album - and later many songs from their studio albums.
For me this Unplugged album is a jewel. Whereas a-ha use synthesizers quite a lot, I love all things acoustic. Not that I don't appreciate some creative use of keyboards or some of the stuff you can do with synths. Anyway, what a-ha did with their songs on this album is brillant. Some versions are slower than the originals, but above all the acoustic versions show the very substance…Read more >
If you wanna call this a blog post. It's gonna be short though. For one it's my first and I only have one short topic. I recently transcribed all the lyrics for MercyMe's Pleased to Meet You album. And I've also transcribed The Lads band's first album, P.I.R.A.W. So you should go check them out. (If you're intreseted.) I checked online for the LONGEST time and couldn't find any lyrics for the Pleased to Meet You album besides Just Like Your Father. So, therefore I decided to transcribe myself. It may only be about 95% accurate, but I did the best I could. The lyrics shown on this site and NewReleaseToday aren't simplified, meaning showing the chorus only once, etc. It's very detailed, with all the yeaas and ooohhs and all the backing vocals. Same …Read more >
is there a page with the lyrics to ghost at the gate?Read more >
Some of the articles don't have the actual lyrics from the moviesRead more >