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Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

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Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

Postby jumpshift » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:25 am

Does anyone here like and enjoy the music of Nik Kershaw? Here in the States he's probably known as a one hit wonder due to his most well known and catchy song "Wouldn't It Be Good" which reached #46 on the U.S. billboard charts back in 1984. But in England he had many other well known songs such as I won't let the sun go down on me, Don Quixote, Human Racing, Wide Boy, and my favorite of his "The Riddle". He's a very underrated new wave artist and his albums Human Racing and The Riddle have very nice songwriting in them. Similar to Howard Jones but even better.

Here's a couple of his very creative videos.

The Riddle

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6mzrypAXduA

Wouldn't It Be Good

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1vNGAR7bOMU
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Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

Postby InvisibleMan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:08 pm

found myself listening to Dancing Girls recently, cool 80 synthpop tune. I don't think Nik had much success in US for some reason
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Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

Postby MissingPersons » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:14 pm

There's another similar singer I shall mention. Belouis Some.




InvisibleMan wrote:found myself listening to Dancing Girls recently, cool 80 synthpop tune. I don't think Nik had much success in US for some reason


Bad luck. His videos didn't get much attention unlike Wang Chung or Howard Jones. I think American success in the 80s was all about MTV videos, no matter the genre you chose. And of course your lyrics should've been in English. That's why a-ha hit #1 with Take On Me, for example.
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Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

Postby MarcD » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:33 pm

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Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

Postby WeLiveSoFastx83 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:49 pm

The two OP posted are probably his best. "Nobody Knows" and "Shame on You" are pretty good as well. I've only started warming up to "Dancing Girls" and "Wild Horses".
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Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

Postby MarcD » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:43 pm

WeLiveSoFastx83 wrote:The two OP posted are probably his best. "Nobody Knows" and "Shame on You" are pretty good as well. I've only started warming up to "Dancing Girls" and "Wild Horses".


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