It was first released in 1984 when computers were the size of cinder blocks, the internet was still only available to the US military, and shoulder pads were everywhere.
It's 2020, computers can fit in your hand, the internet is a dystopian wasteland that threatens our very democracy, and Donald Trump is the most powerful man in the free world. Yes, we are truly living in the darkest timeline, but at least we've got our taste in music intact.
a-ha's chart-topping, signature hit, 'Take On Me', has crossed the billion-view mark on YouTube this week, now standing as of writing at 1,001,711,956 views from its upload on January 6th, 2010. That's over a decade's worth of gentle swaying to uptempo synthpop, folks. Let that sink in.