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A-ha - Cry Wolf (1986)

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“Cry Wolf” is a song by Norwegian band A-ha. It was the second single from their 1986 Scoundrel Days album. The ...

“Cry Wolf” is a song by Norwegian band A-ha. It was the second single from their 1986 Scoundrel Days album.

The lyrics “Night I left the city I dreamt of a Wolf…” are credited to Lauren Savoy, who got later married to the band’s guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy.

It was the most successful single from the Scoundrel Days album in the U.S., where it peaked at #14 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts and went to #50 on the Billboard Hot 100, though it would be the band’s last entry on that chart. The single reached the Top 40 in various other countries, including Top 5 chartings in the UK, Poland and Ireland, and #2 in Norway. It was certified Silver in the UK on 1 January 1987.

The video was directed by Steve Barron in Couches at the Chateau de Couches, Burgundy, France. The theme of the video was taken from the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, which was also the inspiration for the song.

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