Song Info
Released June 14, 2011 for Rock Band

2311 users have this song ($2)    
276 users have the Pro upgrade
Genre: New Wave
Album: Hunting High and Low (1985)

Instrument Rating Difficulty Video
Full Band

Other Versions
Take on Me (Lips)
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Not Much Here Gigakoops
As other reviews point out, what's there isn't that bad on guitar. But it's what isn't there that counts. It's quite obvious the main draw to the song was keys and vocals (why this has pro guitar upgrades is beyond me, considering the other songs that week), so anyone expecting this to be a blast on guitar must really like easy and short guitar charts.

The choruses are simple sequences of three-note chords, and the third verse contains an alt-strum pattern, neither of which are that dull to play. The rest of the song has you do literally nothing, though.

If voxtaring or at a party, this would be a lot more fun. Sitting on your lonesome, though, does not do this song justice.
06.07.13 7:37pm 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Minimalistic, but not bad. Poinkish
"Take On Me" is a pretty sparse song on Guitar, mainly consisting of occasional bursts of alt-strummed chords every 20-30 seconds or so, and a zig-zag of alt-strummed single notes halfway through the song. What's there is okay to play, and it's not too sparse that it'll bore you to tears. An adequate, totally average guitar chart for a great song.
06.22.11 9:48pm 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Keys are fun but nothing spectacular Marwood87
After seeing the gold star rating for the keys on dlcquickplay, I really was excited to play this one but after playing through it, I was a little disappointed.

Likes: It has a good chart and the verses are very fun to play. The keys are very distinguishable throughout the song so you can actually hear what you're playing.

Dislikes: There is not enough variety or challenge to give it gold stars. The song mainly consist of easy single note riffs and chords, no tricky or challenging parts either. Expert key players will probably FC this on their first go. It also lost points for the key trills not being charted during the synth solo.

Overall, it's a great party song and has an entertaining key part but it's not worthy of a gold star rating. If you like A-ha or this song specifically, you will enjoy playing this. If you're looking for a challenging key song, you should probably pass on this one.
06.16.11 7:02pm 3 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Repetive And Akward Dead Player
To be honest I wasn't expecting this to be super fun to begin with, but from listening to the song I was expecting a bit more... also it is charted wrong at several places.

For crying out loud HMX, did you even playtest this song at all on any other instrument than Vocals? There are several places troughout the whole song where there is clearly missing a bass pedal hit here and there for no aperent reason, and the outro is complete garbage that looks like the Hard chart just without any fills even when you can hear them.

Even then there isn't alot going on most of the time, as it is your average superfast hi-hat grinding aka. Let There Be Rock (just less akward and with more variation), but it do have some fun fills here and there aswell as some foot pedal raping in the end of the choruses that is pretty fun.

All in all, if you are a fan of the song you will atleast enjoy it a bit, but as a drum chart it is indeed pretty weak. If it wasn't so undercharted at times it might have snagged a 3 star review.
06.22.11 1:34pm 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
2/5 ordealbyfire
Unsurprisingly, "Take On Me" is pretty much a bust on guitar - it's also over-tiered. The only thing I even remember from this chart is that there are a few sections of three-button chords. As much as I dislike this chart, I, along with everyone else in the world, like this song, and downloaded it for that reason. If you're primarily a guitarist and for whatever reason don't care for this song - for shame - then pass on this.
06.14.11 3:48pm 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
Definitely better than guitar Nicolas-1223
The bass here is definitely better than that empty guitar chart. While it can get a bit boring and repetitive after a while, it's very upbeat and moves around the fretboard a lot, and is certainly worth a 4 in my book.
02.24.13 3:33pm 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
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