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A ha discography

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Studio albums  10
Compilation albums  18
Music videos  40
Live albums  3
Video albums  4
EPs  4
A-ha discography

The discography of A-ha, a Norwegian synthpop/rock band, consists of ten studio albums, ten compilation albums, five extended plays (EP), and thirty-nine singles. This list does not include solo material or other projects recorded by A-ha band members.

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A-ha was formed in 1982 by vocalist Morten Harket, guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, and keyboardist Magne Furuholmen. The band moved to London and eventually signed with Warner Bros. Records. They released their debut album Hunting High and Low in 1985, which remains their biggest success and contained their international break-through hit "Take On Me". A string of hit singles followed, including the 1987 James Bond theme "The Living Daylights". By 1993, the band had released five studio albums before going on hiatus the following year.

After a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 1998, the band returned to the studio and recorded a new album, Minor Earth Major Sky, which was released in 2000. Their next album, Lifelines was released in 2002, but would be their final album for Warner Bros. After signing to Polydor (part of Universal Music), further new albums were released in 2005 and 2009, after which the band decided to break up. However, they reformed for yet another new album, Cast in Steel, which was released in 2015. Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paal Waaktaar-Savoy have been awarded Spellemannprisen nine times; by 2009 A-ha had sold over 100 million records. The band has released ten studio albums, four compilations and two live albums.

In their native Norway, eight of the band's studio albums and eight of their singles have reached number one.

Other EPs or Compilations Released

  • 1986: A-Ha (EP limited release in some countries);
  • 1990: Limited edition hits EP number 1 and 2 (Germany Only);
  • 1992: The Best (Denmark only) Charted: #19 DEN;
  • 2005: The Hits of A-Ha (Earned Platinum in Germany)
  • 2005: Rhino Hi-Five
  • 2009: Videos The Best OF (Limited Number);
  • 2011: Original Album Series (World)
  • 2012: Triple Album Collection (Russia only);
  • Singles

  • I^ The original 1984 single version of "Take On Me" would later appear on the Deluxe Edition of the album Hunting High and Low
  • II^ Love is Reason" was only released in Norway and The Philippines. "I Dream Myself Alive" was the Norwegian B-side, "Take On Me" was used as the B-side on The Philippinian release.
  • III^ This promo only 7" single from The Philippines has edit versions of "Living A Boy's Adventure Tale" on side A and "Train Of Thought" on side B.
  • IV^ This 7" featuring the tracks "Maybe Maybe" and "The Weight Of The Wind" and was released in Bolivia only.
  • V^ "The Living Daylights" was the theme song for the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights. A re-recorded/remixed version of the song would appear on A-ha's 1988 studio album Stay on These Roads.
  • VI^ "Move to Memphis" was released as a single from the 1991 compilation Headlines and Deadlines – The Hits of A-ha. A new version of the song would appear on A-ha's 1993 studio album Memorial Beach.
  • VII^ "The Blood That Moves the Body (The Gun Mix)" was a new remixed version of the song released as a single to promote the compilation Headlines and Deadlines – The Hits of A-ha, though it wasn't included on the album. The B-side of this single, the 'Two-Time Gun Mix', appeared on the 2010 compilation album 25.
  • VIII^ Would later appear on the compilation albums The Singles: 1984–2004, The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 and 25.
  • References

    A-ha discography Wikipedia


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