|July 1, 2005|
A-ha was a musical group from the 1980's that focused on synth-pop fused with ballad and rock. In correspondence to YTMND, a fad was created most likely when a-ha's music video for their one hit, "Take On Me" was parodied on an episode of Family Guy Breaking out Is Hard to Do. This inspired YTMNDers to take the pencil-sketch animation style used in the original and parody videos, and apply it via Photoshop filters, hand-drawn sketches, etc. to current fads.
A few YTMND sites that used a-ha's style of animation made it to Top 15, but it was a large fad overall, with a few recurring sites still being created. The song was included on Volume 3 of the YTMND Soundtrack.