a-ha - Hunting High and Low

a-ha – Hunting High and Low

“Hunting High and Low” is a song by the Norwegian synth-pop band a-ha, written by Pål Waaktaar. It was released in June 1986 as the title track and as the fifth and final single from their debut album of the same name. The song is one of a-ha’s early hits and helped introduce the band to a global audience.


a-ha - Hunting High and Low - single cover

“Hunting High and Low” is characterized by its synth-driven sound and features the distinctive vocals of Morten Harket. The song has a melodic and atmospheric quality, which was a hallmark of a-ha’s style during the 1980s. The lyrics of “Hunting High and Low” convey themes of searching and longing. The song’s narrator expresses a desire to find something or someone, and the lyrics capture a sense of yearning and hope. The song’s chorus, with its memorable melody, adds to its emotional and melodic appeal.


“Hunting High and Low” was a commercial success for a-ha reaaching #5 in the UK and #3 on European Hot 100 Singles Chart – and helped establish them as a prominent band in the synth-pop genre.

a-ha – Hunting High and Low – Lyrics