Coldplay frontman Chris Martin credits 1980s Norwegian pop band A-Ha with
inspiring him to form his own band.
The TAKE ON ME stars are now considered unfashionable in most countries,
but Martin has championed the Scandinavian heart-throbs as being amongst the
greatest songwriters of all time.
And the YELLOW rocker, 28, admits the chiselled teen heroes were a great
source of inspiration for Coldplay.
He says, "I found myself in Amsterdam the other day and I put A-Ha's first
"I just remembered how much I loved it. It's incredible songwriting.
"Everyone asks what inspired us, what we've been trying to steal from and
what we listened to as we were growing up - the first band I ever loved was