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A-HA - THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. (SONG)
Year:1985
Music/Lyrics:Pål Waaktaar-Savoy
Producer:Steve Thompson
World wide:
ch  Peak: 7 / weeks: 9
de  Peak: 5 / weeks: 16
at  Peak: 8 / weeks: 12
fr  Peak: 10 / weeks: 19
nl  Peak: 4 / weeks: 12
be  Peak: 5 / weeks: 11 (Vl)
se  Peak: 2 / weeks: 4
no  Peak: 2 / weeks: 12
nz  Peak: 12 / weeks: 12

7" Single
WEA 928 846-7



7" Single
WEA 928 846-7



12" Maxi
Reprise 920 410-0 (de)



12" Maxi
Warner Bros. W8846(T) (uk)


TRACKS
12/1985
7" Single WEA 928 846-7 (Warner)
1985
7" Single WEA W8846 (Warner) [uk]
1. The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
4:30
2. Driftwood
3:04
   
12/1985
12" Maxi Reprise 920 410-0 (Warner) [de] / EAN 0075992041003
1. The Sun Always Shines On T.V. (Extended Version)
8:25
2. The Sun Always Shines On T.V. (Instrumental)
5:46
3. Driftwood
3:04
   
1985
12" Maxi Warner Bros. W8846(T) [uk]
1. The Sun Always Shines On T.V. (Extended Version)
7:06
2. Driftwood
3:04
   

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MUSIC DIRECTORY
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A-HA IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Hunting High And Low08/03/2020491
SONGS BY A-HA
#9 Dream
(Seemingly) Nonstop July
A Break In The Clouds (MTV Unplugged)
A Fine Blue Line
A Little Bit
Afternoon High
All The Planes That Come In On The Quiet
Analogue (All I Want)
And You Tell Me
Angel
Barely Hanging On
Between Your Mama And Yourself
Birthright
Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)
Cannot Hide
Case Closed On Silver Shore
Cast In Steel
Celice
Cold As Stone
Cold River
Cosy Prisons
Cry Wolf
Crying In The Rain
Dark Is The Night
Days On End
Did Anyone Approach You?
Differences
Don't Do Me Any Favours
Door Ajar
Dot The I
Dragonfly
Driftwood
Early Morning
East Of The Sun
Foot Of The Mountain
Forest Fire
Forever Not Yours
Giving Up The Ghost
Go To Sleep
Goodbye Thompson
Halfway Through The Tour
Here I Stand And Face The Rain
Holy Ground
How Sweet It Was
Hunting High And Low
Hurry Home
I Call Your Name
I Dream Myself Alive
I Wish I Cared
I Won't Forget Her
I've Been Losing You
Keeper Of The Flame
Lamb To The Slaughter
Less Than Pure
Lie Down In Darkness
Lifelines
Little Black Heart
Living A Boy's Adventure Tale
Living At The End Of The World
Locust
Love Is Reason
Make It Soon
Manhattan Skyline
Mary Ellen Makes The Moment Count
Maybe, Maybe
Memorial Beach
Minor Earth | Major Sky
Minor Key Sonata (Analogue)
Monday Mourning
Mother Nature Goes To Heaven
Move To Memphis
Mythomania
Never Never
Nothing Is Keeping You Here
Nothing To It
Objects In The Mirror
October
Oranges On Appletrees
Out Of Blue Comes Green
Over The Treetops
Presenting Lily Mars
Real Meaning
Riding The Crest
Rolling Thunder
Scoundrel Days
Shadow Endeavors
Shadowside
Shapes That Go Together
She's Humming A Tune
Slender Frame
Soft Rains Of April
Solace
Start The Simulator
Stay On These Roads
Stop! And Make Your Mind Up
Summer Moved On
Sunny Mystery
Sycamore Leaves
Take On Me
Take On Me (2017 Acoustic)
Take On Me (Kygo Remix)
Take On Me (Symphonic Version)
The Bandstand
The Blood That Moves The Body
The Blood That Moves The Body [The Gun Mix]
The Blue Sky
The Company Man
The End Of The Affair
The Living Daylights
The Love Goodbye
The Summers Of Our Youth
The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
The Sun Always Shines On TV 2003 (Live)
The Sun Never Shone That Day
The Swing Of Things
The Wake
The Way We Talk
The Weight Of The Wind
There's A Reason For It
There's Never A Forever Thing
This Alone Is Love
This Is Our Home (MTV Unplugged)
Thought That It Was You
Time & Again
To Let You Win
Touchy!
Train Of Thought
Turn The Lights Down
Under The Makeup
Velvet
Waiting For Her
We're Looking For The Whales
What There Is
What's That You're Doing To Yourself In The Pouring Rain
White Canvas
White Dwarf
You Are The One
You Have Grown Thoughtful Again
You Wanted More
You'll End Up Crying
You'll Never Get Over Me
ALBUMS BY A-HA
2 For 1: Foot Of The Mountain + Analogue
25
Analogue
Cast In Steel
Days Night
East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon
Ending On A High Note - The Final Concert: Live At Oslo Spektrum, December 4th 2010
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How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head
Hunting High And Low
Lifelines
Live At Valhalla
Memorial Beach
Minor Earth | Major Box
Minor Earth | Major Sky
MTV Unplugged - Summer Solstice
Original Album Series
Scoundrel Club
Scoundrel Days
Stay On These Roads
The Best
The Definitive Singles Collection 1984-2004
The Singles 1984|2004
The Triple Album Collection
Time And Again - The Ultimate
DVDS BY A-HA
Ending On A High Note - The Final Concert: Live At Oslo Spektrum, December 4th 2010
Headlines And Deadlines - The Hits Of a-ha
Live At Vallhall - Homecoming
MTV Unplugged - Summer Solstice
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 5.16 (Reviews: 282)
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*****
not bad
*****
5-
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****
Epic sounding track. 12 weeks in the UK top 100. 163,000 sold while #1. UK#1 (2 weeks) and Ireland#1 (1 week). <br>405,000 copies sold in the UK.
Last edited: 07/12/2015 11:00
*****
Production is a standout here. Great track.
Last edited: 11/11/2018 17:33
******
Another great song by A-HA
*****
5 stars
****
Peaked at #19 in Australia, 1985.
******
Less catchy than the fabulous classic "Take on me", but higher level concerning the writing. I love the last high sung note at the end of the song !!!
Last edited: 20/04/2021 22:18
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