Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about English singer, songwriter, composer and record producer, Nik Kershaw.
Nik Kershaw (real name: Nicholas David Kershaw) is an English singer, songwriter, composer and record producer that rose to fame during the mid 1980s as a solo artist.
During her music career, Kershaw released 8 singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK during the 1980s, including the songs: "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", "Wouldn't It Be Good", "Dancing Girls", "Human Racing", "Don Quixote", "When a Heart Beats", "Wide Boy" and "The Riddle". The 62 weeks that he spent on the UK Singles Chart through 1984 and 1985 are more than any other solo artist.
Kershaw's song "The Riddle" doesn't appear to make much sense when the lyrcis of the song are studied closely, so a lot of theories have popped up regarding the meaning, many of them concerning drugs.
Kershaw had written the music to the song, but had no idea just yet what the song was going to be about, so to practice the tune, he added random lyrics to be used until he made the song properly, but he ran out of time and had to use the lyrics on the album. Kershaw named the song "The Riddle" because that's what it is.
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