Day 235 – Surprise Analogue

I was in a local supermarket this morning, carefully picking my way between the cold meat section, the bread roll table and the coughing shoppers (wait, what?), when I heard a familiar voice over the shop’s rather tinny music system.

Why yes, it was Morten Harket.

And he’d brought along his two friends as well.

But while you might imagine that a South African supermarket playing a-ha would obviously opt for one of the Big Two (Take On MeĀ or The Sun Always Shines On TV), this particular establishment went for the somewhat lesser-known Analogue (All I Want).

I’m sorry, you don’t recall that song from the Norwegians’ back catalogue?
But how, given that I shared it on this very blog back in August 2012?
Have you not been reading carefully?

Actually, I’m surprised that you don’t remember it from its original release back in 2006. After all, it reached the heady heights of Number 10 in the UK Hit Parade, Number 33 in Germany and a superb Number 91 in Romania.

I wonder how many records you have to sell to get to Number 91 in Romania?
A hundred?
Fourteen?
Six?

I was never actually a huge fan of the Analogue album, if I’m honest. But hearing the title track faintly in the background while paying for my groceries did brighten my Monday morning up just a little bit.