NIK KERSHAW "I WON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME"
By Mark Nobes
The song featured on Nik Kershaw's debut album Human Racing which reached #5 in the UK and #70 in the U.S. Other hit singles from the album were; Wouldn't It Be Good (#4 for three weeks), Dancing Girls (#13) and the title track Human Racing (#19).
The excellent lyrics reflect the cold war period and deal with the threat of Nuclear War, as did Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Two Tribes which spent nine weeks at the top of the UK singles chart during 1984, and also preventing Nik Kershaw from reaching No.1.
"Forefinger on the button, is he blue or is he red" asks the question will it be the USSR or the United States who start a nuclear war? Fortunately, it was neither. It is thought provoking that here I am in 2023 asking exactly the same question, as Putin threatens to push to button once more. It seems that although times may change aesthetically, nothing actually changes in reality, if you get my drift.
All releases of the single included "Dark Glasses" on the B-side.