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    Morten Harket

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Taksameteret GåR lyrics
    2Anyone lyrics
    3Should The Rain Fall lyrics
    4Can't Take My Eyes Off You lyrics
    5Tell Me What You See lyrics
    6Burning Out Again (A Kind Of Christmas Card) lyrics
    7East Timor lyrics
    8We'll Never Speak Again lyrics
    Movies lyrics
    10Keep The Sun Away lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Brother [2014]
    2Letter From Egypt [2008]
    3Wild Seed [1995]
    4Out Of My Hands [2012]
    5Vogts Villa [1996]


    As the vocalist for a-ha, Morten Harket was considered as just another '80s MTV pretty boy. Born in Kongsberg, Norway, on September 14, 1959, Harket learned how to play piano at the age of four; raised on classical music, Harket was oblivious to rock and pop artists until he was 16. Harket originally wanted to become a priest; however, when he joined the rock group Bridges, he had to quit his theological studies to find time for his band. In 1983, Harket formed a-ha with Magne Furuholmen (keyboards, harmonica, vocals) and Pål Waaktaar (bass, guitar, piano, vocals). When a-ha released the video for "Take On Me" in America in 1985, critics tossed darts at Harket's pin-up looks, dismissing him as a Simon Le Bon clone. However, a-ha's debut album Hunting High and Low was much more diverse than "Take On Me" suggested, and Harket spilled his pain with a high-pitched falsetto over a bed of acoustic guitars and electronics long before Thom Yorke of Radiohead reaped awards and platinum albums for doing it. Harket's stunning vocals finally acquired critical acclaim with a-ha's second album, Scoundrel Days, in 1986. In 1987, Harket's voice could be heard in the James Bond adventure The Living Daylights; a-ha peformed the film's theme song. In addition to his work with a-ha, Harket has recorded three solo albums, Poetenes Evangelium, Wild Seed and Vogts Villa. In 2000, Harket's haunting vocal work on a-ha's Minor Earth Major Sky mesmerized critics, drawing comparisons to Neil Young, The Verve and R.E.M. ~ Michael Sutton, All Music Guide

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