a-ha: ranking highs and lows

a-ha: ranking highs and lows

Welcome to 'a-ha - ranking highs and lows', the project where two life-long a-ha fans have taken on the ambitious task of ranking all the band's songs from worst to best!


December 30, 2022 148 min
In this episode we direct our attention to a-ha keyboardist Magne Furuholmen as we hunt for the 30 highs from his solo endeavours and side projects outside a-ha.

In this episode you'll hear how Peter has given up on JP and now gives a trusted task to Jesper, we await a concept album about skimmed milk, and Peter and JP are left speechless (if only for a short while) by Jesper’s anecdotes from an Apparatjik concert.

We get another...
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In this episode we rank songs from the solo career of Morten Harket, the legendary vocalist of equally legendary band a-ha. And whether you are new to Morten's solo efforts or have listened to all or most of it already this is definitely a podcast for you!

In this episode we’ll be discussing the different stages of Morten’s solo career, JP once again tries to give a short summary of something (will he ever succeed?), and we find...
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October 29, 2022 97 min
In this episode we rank the 12 songs from "True North" - the latest addition to a-ha's amazing career and song catalogue - from the worst to the best, and we can reveal that the battle for the top spot is close!

In this episode we possibly fail at giving a short summary of anything, we praise some drummers, we talk about second cousins and sisters, and it would be surprising if there wasn’t something that sounds more Bea...
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January 27, 2022 94 min
In the sixth - and so far final - episode of Ranking Highs and Lows we finally reveal which of a-ha’s 147 songs is the ultimate number one! The superlatives are flying all around us as we count down from 25 to 1, but there’s still room for heavy compromises and disagreements - just like when a-ha makes an album.

In this episode we hear about trips to the public swimming pool in the 1980’s, how a trained fan ear may be able to tell d...
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January 20, 2022 82 min
In the fifth episode of Ranking Highs and Lows we crack the top 50 as we continue our ranking of the 147 a-ha songs from worst to best by counting down from 50 to 26. Here we encounter a song that both of us like but for quite different reasons, we run into some serious compromises and discuss which version of a song is the right one to rank.

We also come across some big hits, discuss the importance of the production of a song, find...
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January 13, 2022 66 min
In the fourth episode of Ranking Highs and Lows we continue our ranking of the 147 a-ha songs from worst to best by counting down from 75 to 51. In this episode we will discuss how many cousins Driftwood actually has, get to know which song made one of us realize at a young age that we were maturing, and which song one of us considers more Beatles than The Beatles.

We also discuss whether a certain long-awaited demo lives up to the ...
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January 6, 2022 68 min
In the third episode of Ranking Highs and Lows we crack the top 100 as we continue our ranking of the 147 a-ha songs from worst to best by counting down from 100 to 76. In this episode we see the song quality increase significantly, discover lyrics that may not be considered appropriate in 2021, and find out which song meant a lot to one of your podcast hosts when he was love sick.

We also discuss a-ha vs. Savoy vs. Beatles vs. Mado...
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December 30, 2021 58 min
In the second episode of Ranking Highs and Lows we continue our ranking of a-ha’s 147 songs from worst to best by counting down from 125 to 101. In this episode we will encounter a couple of singles and possibly a few fan favorites as well, and although we are still in the bottom third of the list we already here start seeing some rather good songs!

In this episode we run into the first song on the list from one of a-ha’s 1990’s alb...
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December 25, 2021 52 min
In the first episode of Ranking Highs and Lows you will meet the two fans behind the project, get to understand why we think ranking 147 a-ha songs from worst to best is even a good idea in the first place and of course find out what we think are the 22 most shameful lowlands of a-ha’s otherwise magnificent catalogue as we count down from 147 to 126 on the list.

In this episode you will also witness how we break our own song inclus...
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