Wide Boy (song)
"Wide Boy" was the sixth consecutive Top 20 hit single for English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It reached No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart in 1985. His next single "Don Quixote" was to become the last of his string of Top 20 hits on the UK chart. The song also charted highly in Ireland and Australia, peaking at No. 5 and No. 7, respectively.
|Single by Nik Kershaw|
|from the album The Riddle|
|B-side||"Shame On You", "So Quiet"|
|Genre||Pop rock, new wave|
|Nik Kershaw singles chronology|
The song was originally recorded for Kershaw's Human Racing album, but was dropped before the album was released. It later appeared on Kershaw's next album The Riddle. The single was a remix of the album version.
The accompanying video was directed by acclaimed graphic designer Storm Thorgerson.
Produced by Nik Kershaw
Piano Accompaniment: Nik Kershaw
"Shame On You (Remix)"
Produced by Peter Collins
|UK Singles Chart||9|
|Irish Singles Chart||5|
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||7|
|NZ Top 40 Singles||21|
|Dutch Mega Top 50||47|
|German Media Control Charts||25|
- "www.nikkershaw.it". www.nikkershaw.it. 7 March 1985. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
- Kershaw 2012, p. 14-15.
- Discogs: Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy 7" Cover Images.
- Mvdbase.com The Music Video DataBase
- Discogs: Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy 12" Cover Images.
- Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 165. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA from mid-1983 until 19 June 1988.
- "OFFICIAL TOP 40 SINGLES". Recorded Music NZ. 2 June 1985.
- "Discogs: Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy 7" Cover Images". www.discogs.com.
- "Discogs: Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy 12" Cover Images". www.discogs.com.
- Kershaw, Nik (2012). Human Racing (2CD Expanded Edition) (CD Booklet). Nik Kershaw. Universal/Island Records Ltd. UMCREP2013.