80’s Flashback

Nik Kershaw, Wouldn’t It Be Good, 1984. Quite innovative for its day, the chroma key-laden video for this track helped propel it to the top ten in most of Europe, #4 in the UK, but only #46 in the U.S. The success of Woudn’t It Be Good prompted Kershaw’s label to re-release his first single, I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (not the song you’re thinking of), which ended up as his biggest UK hit, topping out at #2. As I recall, about half of my friends at the time sported the Nik Kershaw/Howard Jones bleached haircut. I saw Kershaw recently on television – he’s still cute.