Nik Kershaw achieved success with eight top 30 hit singles during the 80s. In 1984, the melodic songwriter spent no less than 50 weeks in the singles charts.

The Riddle was Kershaw's 5th hit single and peaked at #3 in the UK. It was the title track from his second album which reached #8 in the UK album charts.

What were those lyrics about? Well, according to Nik Kershaw himself they were "nonsense, rubbish, b*ll*cks, and the confused ramblings of an 80s popstar".

The Bristol-born songwriter also penned the #1 hit single The One And Only for Chesney Hawkes in 1991, which also appeared on the soundtrack to the British film Buddy's Song, and also in the movie Doc Hollywood.

Kershaw also played electric guitar on Elton John's hit single Nikita in 1985.