This was a-ha's second hit record, and the first #1 in the UK.
The original version made #20 on the US charts, the highest charting since "Take On Me" was #1.
The original video for this song was set in an abandoned cathedral. Actually, the building had never properly been used as such. It is located in London, England.
This is the only song a-ha has ever re-released as a live recording, and it was the only single from the live album to be released.
A-ha performed this song as a part of their comeback at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in 1998 along with a new song, "Summer Moved On."
Paul: "… we wrote 'The Sun Always Shines On T.V.', that Andrew Wickham's secretary felt was a hit. She convinced him to make room for it. When we recorded it, we were really sick with influenza. Magne and Morten were lying in the studio on camping beds with high fevers."
"The Sun Always Shines on T.V." is a song by Norwegian pop band A-ha. It was released as the third single from the band's debut album, Hunting High and Low. In many countries the single was not as successful as the band's previous, "Take on Me", which hit No. 1 in the US and several countries around the world. In the UK and Ireland, however, "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." actually improved upon the No. 2 charting of their debut, remaining at the top spot on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 1986, having been released there on 16 December 1985.
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