Wouldn’t It Be Good
Back in 1984, Nik Kershaw was a new sensation. One of those good-looking, floppy-haired boys whose photo was on the walls of a thousand bedrooms, and gracing the covers of various teen magazines. As well as writing his own songs, he also wrote for others, including the Chesney Hawkes hit ‘The One and Only’. The single preceded the album it came from, ‘Human Racing’, which was released later.
I was not someone who tended to like this style of performer, or those songs constantly plugged with well made music videos, shown on a loop on MTV. But something about this song really got to me, with its electronic music, and ‘big finish’ crescendo. Nik appeared on Live Aid the following year, singing this same track. Since then he has worked with Elton John, Sia, Gary Barlow, and many more, as well as releasing follow-up albums over the years. But he never achieved the same success as a solo artist again.