By the time director Steve Barron took on Norwegian band a-Ha’s hit “Take On Me,” he’d already been responsible for helming the iconic “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson and “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits. But this arguably represents his peak especially when you bear in mind that he would go on to direct the feature-length Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Notable for using the combination of pencil-sketch animation and live action called rotoscoping (whereby real footage is traced over), “Take On Me” wasn’t just groundbreaking but genuinely nerve-racking. The young woman reading a comic book in a café (who was actually lead singer Morten Harket’s girlfriend at the time) literally gets dragged into a dangerous motorcycle race and becomes part of the story. More than 25 years on, it remains as thrilling as ever to watch. And the tune isn’t shabby, if you’re not too distracted by Harket’s famous cheekbones to actually listen.