"The Sun Always Shines on T.V." is a song by Norwegian pop band A-ha. It was released as the third single from the band's debut album, Hunting High and Low. In many countries the single was not as successful as the band's previous, "Take on Me", which hit #1 in the U.S. and several countries around the world. In the UK and Ireland, however, "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." actually improved upon the #2 charting of their debut, remaining at the top spot on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 1986, having been released there on 16 December 1985. The song was re-released in a live version in 2003 with some minor success in Eastern Europe. It has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and is notable for its Wall of Sound production quality. -- Wikipedia
The a-ha song The Sun Always Shines on TV was covered by ...
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- Eurodance covers were recorded in 1995 by Diva, who released the track as their debut single, and in 2002 by Mr. X (This is the alias of British DJ Vinylgroover) for the compilation Dancemania Speed 8.
- Hubi Meisel covered it on his 2002 album "Cut".
- Delays, an indie band formed in Southampton, England covered this song which appeared on a Q magazine promotional CD.
- Belgian dance group Milk Inc released a eurotrance cover of the song as a single in 2003.
- A collaborative cover version by electro-industrial band In Strict Confidence and German synthpop group Melotron was released as a single in 2005.
- Norwegian thrash/black metal band Susperia has covered it on their 2005 EP "Devil May Care".
- The Delays covered it on the 2006 compilation "Best of 86/06".
- German metal band Atrocity covered the song on their 2008 album "Werk 80 II".
- British post-punk revival band Bloc Party segued a cover of the song into their own single "Flux" on some live dates during their 2008 tour.
- Canadian drone doom band Nadja feature the song on their 2009 cover album "When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV".
- German EBM/industrial group And One covered this song live, and it appears on their 2009 release "Bodypop 1 1/2".
- Danish electro-pop duo Electric Lady Lab sampled the song on a 2011 single, which also features Morten Harket's vocals.