Anglo For Your Ear: Nick Berry’s “Every Loser Wins”

Last week, I brought you a No. 1 from British actor-turned-singer Jimmy Nail. This week, Ioffer the sensitive 1986 ballad “Every Loser Wins” by popular EastEnders star Nick Berry, who played Simon Wicks (no relation)on the UK soap in the ’80s. It was a HUGE hit in the UK – it was No. 1 for three weeks – despite being rather, well, crap. (The description for the YouTube clip simply states, “How bad is this?”) Butit’s good for a laugh…I’m sure it will become a party favorite for you and your pals.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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