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You Need To Thank Metallica For This 'Take On Me' Cover



Metallica drops its cover of A-Ha's hit song "Take On Me." The group's beautiful rendition is something that fans did not realize they needed until they heard it.

The band surprised their fans with the cover of "Take On Me" during its show in Norway. However, not all of the members of Metallica were game to sing the song. Drummer Lars Ulrich and frontman James Hatfield left the stage before the performance.

Bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett were the only two musicians that gave "Take On Me" their own spin.

"Try and guess what this is and if you know it, sing it. Remember, this is fun - it's a party," said Trujillo to the crowd.

A-Ha Releases 'Take On Me' Twice

"Take On Me" was originally released by A-Ha in 1984, but it failed to make an impact in the United Kingdom. A year later, A-Ha re-recorded the song with the help of Alan Tarney, and it became a massive hit. "Take On Me" was featured on the band's debut album Hunting High and Low.

The other songs featured in the same album are "Train of Thought," "Hunting High and Low," "The Blue Sky," "Living A Boy's Adventure Tale," "The Sun Always Shines On T.V.," "And You Tell Me," "Love Is Reason," "I Dream Myself Alive," and "Here I Stand and Face the Rain."

Metallica's Albums, Songs

Metallica is an American heavy metal rock band from Los Angeles, California, which was formed in 1981 by Ulrich. Since its inception, the band has already released over 20 albums such as Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Kill 'Em All, ...And Justice For All, Death Magnetic, Hardwired to Self-Destruct, Load, S&M, Reload, Lulu, St. Anger, No Life 'Til Leather, and more.

Some of the band's most popular songs are "Enter Sandman," "Nothing Else Matters," "The Unforgiven," "Fade to Black," "One," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Seek & Destroy," "Sad but True," "Blackened," "The Day That Never Comes," "Creeping Death," "The Unforgiven II," "Orion," "Whiskey in the Jar," and more.

Lars Ulrich Talks About Metallica's Tours

The band is currently on the final leg of its tour, which will wrap up on May 11. Last year, Ulrich talked about his band's live performances and said that he appreciates the tours now more than ever.

"Rock and roll almost become like a hobby or an escape. So when we go off and do tours like we're doing, where we're playing to 50 or 60,000 people in stadiums every night across America, it's kind of a mind f*** that we can still do it and people still show up," said Ulrich.

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