In 2008, Dustin McLean decided to parody the music video, Take On Me by Aha (1985). He took their music video and changed the words to reflect what was literally happening in the video. He called it "the literal version." This idea sparked numerous imitations, but this it the one that started it all. With more than 12 million views, here is Take On Me: Literal Video Version:
Aha's actual music video for Take On Me won six awards at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1985.