Nik Kershaw

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Multiple IPI Codes: 00122188300 (Kershaw Nik Pre 2007), 00122143233 (Kershaw Nicholas David Pre 2007)

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Nicholas David "Nik" Kershaw (born 1 March 1958) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The former jazz-funk guitarist was a 1980s teen idol. His 62 weeks on the UK Singles Chart in 1984/85 beat all other solo artists. Kershaw appeared at the dual-venue concert Live Aid in 1985, and has penned a number of hits for other artists, including a UK number one single in 1991 for Chesney Hawkes, "The One and Only". Kershaw is best known for the tracks "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", "Wouldn't It Be Good" and "The Riddle". Elton John described Kershaw as "the best songwriter of a generation". In 2015 Rick Wakeman compared Kershaw's songwriting ability to David Bowie saying "I don't know anyone else who writes songs like that.", referring to Kershaw's unexpected but clever chord changes.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Human Racing Nik Kershaw 7
1984 The Riddle Nik Kershaw 6
1986 Radio Musicola Nik Kershaw 1
1989 The Works Nik Kershaw 1
1999 15 Minutes Nik Kershaw 2
2001 To Be Frank Nik Kershaw 2
2006 You've Got to Laugh Nik Kershaw 1
2010 No Frills Nik Kershaw 1
2012 Ei8ht Nik Kershaw 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Collection Nik Kershaw 3 1
1993 The Best of Nik Kershaw Nik Kershaw 3 2
1993 Wouldn’t It Be Good Nik Kershaw 1
1995 Anthology Nik Kershaw 1
1997 Wouldn’t It Be Good Nik Kershaw 1
1998 Greatest Hits Nik Kershaw 1
2000 The Essential Nik Kershaw 2
2005 Then & Now Nik Kershaw 1
The Riddle Nik Kershaw 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Live in Germany 1984 Nik Kershaw 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me Nik Kershaw 1
1984 Dancing Girls Nik Kershaw 1
1984 The Riddle Nik Kershaw 1
1984 Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw 3
1985 Don Quixote Nik Kershaw 1
1986 Radio Musicola Nik Kershaw 1
1999 Somebody Loves You Nik Kershaw 1
1999 Sometimes Les Rythmes Digitales feat. Nik Kershaw 5
1999 What Do You Think Of It So Far? Nik Kershaw 1
2001 Wounded Nik Kershaw 1
2012 The Sky's The Limit Nik Kershaw 1

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