Anglo For Your Ear: Nik Kershaw’s “The Riddle”

Nik Kershaw‘s 1984 track “The Riddle” is the sort of catchy, reggae-inflected pop song that should have guaranteed him American radio play. And the colorful, quirky video? Totally perfect for MTV. Oddly, the song never charted in America, despite being a huge hit everywhere else. Robbie Williams can relate.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com'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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