Metallica Go Rocketing Back To The 80s For Super Fun, Lighthearted Cover Of A-Ha’s “Take On Me”

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“Remember, This Is Fun – It’s A Party!”

They do it all the time and it’s never any less awesome, but there’s something about seeing the guys in Metallica cut loose with their favorite guilty pleasure tune while onstage!

Rapidly losing their ability to take themselves too seriously these days, Metallica delighted the crowd at Oslo, Norway’s Telenor Arena last week when they stripped their stage set up to just bassist Rob Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett, trading up their usual bruising, unrelenting brand of thrash metal in favor of A-Ha’s 1985 synth pop hit “Take On Me”. 

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In case you forgot, this is what “Take On Me” ordinarily sounds like:

When placed in the hands of Rob and Kirk, however, “Take On Me” turns into a super fun, lighthearted jam between friends. Knowing full well that there would be at least one fan (because let’s be real, there’s always one) who would bash their cover for being a little sloppy, Rob reminds the crowd to “Remember – this is fun! It’s a PARTY!” – and a party it was.

In a world where people take everything a little too seriously, it’s an absolute joy to see Rob Trujillo and Kirk Hammett jamming to the least metal song ever written. It’s even cooler to see the audience shamelessly singing along with them, word for word. If this doesn’t make you smile at least once today, I’m not sure what will! Check it out in the video below and remember: this is fun!

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