"Take On Me" is a popular song by the Norwegian band A-ha. It was released in 1984 as the lead single from their debut studio album, "Hunting High and Low."

"Take On Me" is a synth-pop and new wave track with a catchy and memorable melody. The song's upbeat and energetic sound, along with its unique and innovative music video, contributed to its widespread success and enduring popularity.

The song was written by A-ha's members Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy.

Upon its release, "Take On Me" received moderate success, but it wasn't until the song's music video was released that it gained significant attention. The video, directed by Steve Barron, combined live-action and pencil-sketch animation, creating a visually stunning and groundbreaking piece of art. The video's storyline follows a young woman who is pulled into a comic book world and falls in love with one of the characters (played by Morten Harket).

The iconic music video helped propel "Take On Me" to international fame, and the song became a massive hit, topping the charts in several countries, including the United States, where it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

The success of "Take On Me" and its music video made A-ha one of the most popular and recognized bands of the 1980s. The song's innovative video won six MTV Video Music Awards in 1986, including Best New Artist and Best Concept Video.

"Take On Me" remains one of the most beloved and enduring songs of the 1980s. Its catchy melody, innovative music video, and nostalgic appeal have made it a classic and a favorite among music fans of all ages. The song continues to be celebrated and remembered as one of the defining tracks of the synth-pop and new wave era.