Volkswagen has been responsible for its fair share of witty, clever commercials. "Tiny Vader" might be the most popular, but somehow, we think this newest spot will find a big audience. VW delivers not so much a cover, but a reimagining, of 1980s Norwegian pop band A-ha's famous music video for "Take On Me."

The original opens with an animated motorcycle race, which is revealed to be part of a comic book. VW's version replaces the motorcycle with a Passat, which strikes us as an oddly sober choice when there are cars like the GTI and Beetle in VW's portfolio. But never mind that – take a look down below for the entire 46-second spot. For reference, we've also included the original music video. And if you aren't a fan of the musical stylings of A-ha, just think, VW's choice of 1980s music could have been much worse.




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      PiCASSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a crappy parking job... right in the middle of the parking lot.
      n3dnn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Takes me back to a time when MTV played music videos and not the crap they have on now. Those videos were the ultimate in combining the two art forms, music and visual arts, something that is sorely missed and rarely appreciated. Thank you Volkswagon.
      AwolG5
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is Blasphemy to me.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      blasphemy
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great combo of the video with the car, love it!
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Classic!
      TopGun
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice! No charge scheduled maintenance! Oh, wait...how much VW maintenance is actually "scheduled"?
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      damn... screw u nostalgia! :P
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just when I thought A-Ha couldn't get any gayer. . .
      Blackacre
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have to hand it to VW's marketing department - they make a lot of good commercials.
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