by Mark Nobes, chief editor

This is one of those 80s songs that really sticks in the head, but despite plenty of airplay, it never even entered the UK Top Ten.

Despite this, "Imagination" was Belouis Some's biggest 80's hit, but, surprisingly, only reached No.17 in the UK singles chart in early 1986. It also peaked at No.4 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the U.S.

The single was taken from his debut album, Some People. The title track was also a minor hit reaching #33 in the UK charts during 1986.

The original uncut full video featured full frontal nudity and was played on the Max Headroom show, which led to a rash of complaints to the ITCC.

In 1986, Belouis Some appeared at Knebworth at the bottom of a line-up which included Queen, Big Country and Status Quo, where audience members threw plastic bottles at him!

In 1987, Belouis Some released his self-titled second album, but it failed to duplicate the success of his debut.

A remix of "Imagination" was released in 1995, reaching No.95 in the UK. This was followed by the musician's final single "Let Me Love You For Tonight", a cover of a song by the American singer, Kariya.

The musician was born as Neville Keighley on 12th December 1959, and reached 62 years of age in 2021. He performed at the Let's Rock festivals in the UK during the summer of 2019.
Belouis Some picture taken in London January 2016

Belouis Some in 2016

By Kate Martin ( [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
Belouis Some

Screen grab from the video