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The band A‐ha was founded in 1983. Before coming to fame, the band got it’s start in Oslo. Generally, music journalists would define A‐ha’s style within the genre/s of synth-pop, new wave, alternative rock, electronic rock, pop rock, soft rock, and other rock music.
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A‐ha genre is not easily defined. Music magazines and journalists have different opinions on a clearly defined genre for A‐ha. However, many describe the style within the genre/s of synth-pop, new wave, alternative rock, electronic rock, pop rock, soft rock, and other rock music.