MUSICIAN

Paul Waaktaar-Savoy

1961 - Today

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Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (born Pål Gamst, 6 September 1961) is a Norwegian musician and songwriter. Waaktaar-Savoy is best known for his work as the main songwriter and guitarist in the Norwegian pop band a-ha, which has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. He has written or co-written most of the band's biggest hits, including "The Sun Always Shines on T.V.", "Hunting High and Low", "Take On Me", the 1987 James Bond theme "The Living Daylights" and the ballad "Summer Moved On". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Waaktaar-Savoy has received more than 743,398 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is the 1,122nd most popular musician (down from 920th in 2019), the 255th most popular biography from Norway (down from 194th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Norwegian Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 740k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Paul Waaktaar-Savoys by language

Over the past year Paul Waaktaar-Savoy has had the most page views in the with 110,756 views, followed by Russian (19,718), and Spanish (13,697). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Norwegian (Nynorsk) (82.30%), Esperanto (63.77%), and Southern Azerbaijani (57.48%)

Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy ranks 1,122 out of 3,175Before him are Daniil Shafran, Medea Abrahamyan, Charles Dancla, Fletcher Henderson, Phil Woods, and Geoff Nicholls. After him are Helmuth Rilling, Richard Marx, John Mellencamp, Randy Jackson, Frank Thomas, and Billy Cox.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1961, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy ranks 189Before him are Anthony Wong, Solveig Dommartin, Oleksandr Zavarov, Pierluigi Martini, Eva Illouz, and Vincent Gallo. After him are Gabrielle Carteris, Randy Jackson, Fausto Gresini, Ronnie Brunswijk, Doris Dragović, and Kōichi Yamadera.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy ranks 255 out of 1,039Before him are Pål Tyldum (1942), Magnar Solberg (1937), Ole Jacob Broch (1818), Olav Bjaaland (1873), Steinar Amundsen (1945), and Marit Bjørgen (1980). After him are Olav Duun (1876), Vegard Ulvang (1963), Tormod Knutsen (1932), Roy Jacobsen (1954), Rolf Løvland (1955), and Inger Aufles (1941).

Among MUSICIANS In Norway

Among musicians born in Norway, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy ranks 7Before him are Jan Garbarek (1947), Varg Vikernes (1973), Ole Bull (1810), Euronymous (1968), Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847), and John Norum (1964). After him are Rolf Løvland (1955), Magne Furuholmen (1962), Ketil Bjørnstad (1952), Terje Rypdal (1947), Jan Axel Blomberg (1969), and Nils Petter Molvær (1960).