This was a-ha's second hit record, and the first #1 in the UK. The original version made #20 on the US charts, the highest charting since "Take On Me" was #1.
The original video for this song was set in an abandoned cathedral. Actually, the building had never properly been used as such. It is located in London, England.
This is the only song a-ha has ever re-released as a live recording, and it was the only single from the live album to be released.
A-ha performed this song as a part of their comeback at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in 1998 along with a new song, "Summer Moved On."
Paul: "… we wrote 'The Sun Always Shines On T.V.', that Andrew Wickham's secretary felt was a hit. She convinced him to make room for it. When we recorded it, we were really sick with influenza. Magne and Morten were lying in the studio on camping beds with high fevers."