Weezer Covers a-ha’s “Take On Me” for New Album ‘Teal’

Weezer’s new album titled ‘Teal’ is one that will take you on a ride down the memory lane-and it is one of those best kind of rides. The album is filled with some amazing covers of some of the most iconic hits from the history of music. As impressive as these originals are, you have to admire Weezer’s nimbleness to take on such a mammoth task. And looking at this cover of a-ha’s “Take On Me,” we would say Weezer did an impressive job.

“Take On Me” is the first single by the Norwegian synth-pop band a-ha, released in September 1984. It is also their most successful single to-date and one of the all time best-selling singles, having sold over 7 million copies by now. This single won the band many awards and the fame of conquering music charts across the world. Their music video released for the song was another hallmark in video production. The music video got nominated for 8 awards at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards: 1) Viewer’s Choice 2) Best New Artist in a Video 3) Best Concept Video 4) Most Experimental Video 5) Best Direction in a Video (Directed by Steven Barron) 6) Best Special Effects in a Video (Special Effects) 7) Video of the Year 8) Best Group Video.

Weezer’s new album ‘Teal’ contains some impressive covers. From “Africa” by Toto to “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath to “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson to “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King and more. This 10-track album is sure to shed some limelight to Weezer and the gang.

Watch the “Take On Me” cover by Weezer below.

The music video features Canadian actor Finn Wolhard portraying Rivers Cuomo-lead singer of Weezer as he plays with his band in his house in a 1985 setting.

Rivers Cuomo spoke about the cover in the editor’s note of the album release;

“I’ve been doing that live acoustically by myself for a long time, it’s just great to hear the crowd singing along. It’s such a beautiful song and just coincidentally, it’s exactly my range. So I come across as a better singer than I am, just by luck.”

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Adam McDonald

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