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Stay on These Roads

Stay on These Roads is the third full-length album by the rock band a-ha. It was released on 1 May 1988 through Warner Bros. Records.


Recording and production

Release and Reception

Stay on These Roads was the band's third studio album. The album's peak on the Billboard 200 was 148. The album was another big hit by a-ha internationally, selling over 4 million copies worldwide. Stay on These Roads achieved Platinum status in Brazil and Gold in the UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany.

William Ruhlmann of Allmusic said "in the U.K., the album became the group's third straight to peak at number two, though it charted for a shorter period than the first two albums, and there were four Top 25 hits—the title track, 'The Blood That Moves the Body,' 'Touchy!,' and 'You Are the One.' (Also included was a-ha's 1987 theme from the James Bond movie The Living Daylights, a U.K. number five that missed the U.S. charts.)"

Lead single "Stay on These Roads", number one in Norway, was a hit across Europe, including top-five showings in the UK, France, Austria and Ireland and top-ten chartings in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Stay on These Roads included three more hit singles, "The Blood That Moves The Body", "Touchy!" and "You Are the One", though a final single, "There's Never a Forever Thing", failed to make any national chart. None of the singles charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing

  1. "Stay On These Roads" * - 4:45
  2. "The Blood That Moves the Body" * - 4:06
  3. "Touchy!" * - 4:34
  4. "This Alone Is Love" - 5:15
  5. "Hurry Home" - 4:37
  6. "The Living Daylights" - 4:47
  7. "There's Never A Forever Thing" - 2:53
  8. "Out Of Blue Comes Green" - 6:42
  9. "You Are The One"* - 3:51
  10. "You'll End Up Crying" - 2:06

* released as singles from this album. Track 2 was re-released in 1992 in a remixed form.

Chart positions


Chart Peak
Swiss Album Charts 6
Austrian Album Charts 9
Swedish Albums Chart 10
Norwegian Album Chart 1
Billboard 200 148
UK Album Charts 2
German Album Chart 4
Italian Album Chart 2
Canadian Album Chart 55


Year Name Chart Peak
1988 Stay on These Roads Norwegian Singles Chart 1
Swiss Singles Chart 10
British Singles Chart 5
Irish Singles Chart 2
French Singles Chart 3
Swedish Singles Chart 17
Austrian Singles Chart 1
German Singles Chart 7
Italian Singles Chart 1
The Blood That Moves The Body British Singles Chart 25
Irish Singles Chart 11
Swiss Singles Chart 29
German Singles Chart 23
Touchy! British Singles Chart 11
Irish Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 18
French Singles Chart 5
German Singles Chart 13
You Are the One British Singles Chart 13
Irish Singles Chart 12
French Singles Chart 21
German Singles Chart 30


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