A-ha - Manhattan Skyline

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The subject of the video is newsprint, and features a connect-the-dot of the band, a crossword puzzle, a printing press, and articles from newspapers from around the globe.

Some of the clips of the band were printed in the style of black-and-white newspapers, but are in a moving format.

Magne: " 'Manhattan Skyline' was perhaps one of the most inspired cut and paste projects that Paul and I did. I wrote the quiet part. Paul wrote the rock part. I thought I was doing a classic when I worked on the opening riff. Well, okay, it is a classic, actually."

The words on the newspaper at the end of this song, "Palme-saken nær en løsning?" translates as "Palme case nearly solved?" and was a real headline from the time discussing a still-unsolved murder of former prime minister of Sweden.

The newspaper at the end is one of Norway's largest papers, "Aftenposten."

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Manhattan Skyline


"Manhattan Skyline" is a song by the Norwegian pop band a-ha. It was the third single from their Scoundrel Days album, and reached #13 in the UK Singles Chart.


1987  80s  A-ha  Pop

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