“I have no doubt that the video made the song a hit. The song has a super catchy riff, but it is a song that you have to hear a few times. And I don’t think it would’ve been given the time of day without the enormous impact of the video.” - Magne Furuholmen
“We never expected to become teenage idols, so for us it was like, ‘Let’s move on.’ But for the record company this was a successful formula, and anything we did to break with that was seen as a disease.” - Magne Furuholmen
"Early versions of the song were influenced by The Doors, particularly keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Manzarek's almost mathematical but very melodic structured way of playing the keyboard was a huge influence in how I approached my instrument. And I think a lot of the strength of a-ha comes from absorbing things like that and adding our own Scandinavian flavor to it." - Magne Furuholmen
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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