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Wouldn't It Be Good

"Wouldn't It Be Good" is a song by English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It was released one month prior to his debut studio album Human Racing.

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Original Artists: Pudenski Bros
Album: Human Racing
Released: 1984-01-21
Recorded: 1983-07-01
Genres: Pop, 80s, Acoustic
Artists: Martin Rice
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In September 1983, Kershaw released his first single "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", which reached No. 47 in the UK Singles Chart. It became a major hit in Scandinavia, Switzerland and the Netherlands. He was a self-taught guitarist, leaving school partially through his A levels to play with various bands in the Ipswich area. The last of these bands, Fusion split up in 1982 leaving Kershaw to embark on a full-time solo career as a musician and a songwriter.

It was at the beginning of 1984 Kershaw released his breakthrough song "Wouldn't It Be Good" reaching number 4 in the UK singles charts spending three weeks there and a big success in Europe.

Video was king during the eighties driven by the popularity of the dedicated music channels and especially MTV. The video for Wouldn't It Be Good featured the use of chroma key technology where Kershaw transformed from his initial bright white vintage white suit and shoes eventually into the 80's fashion of the time. Cinzano and Campari get a small feature drinks of the era.

Kershaw was born on 1 March 1958 in Bristol, England, and grew up in Ipswich, Suffolk. Wouldn't It Be Good was the second single from Kershaw's debut solo album Human Racing and turned out to be among his more popular single releases. There were three more top twenty hits enjoyed from his debut album.


Wouldnt It Be Good Originally Recorded By Nick Kershaw

I got it bad, you don't know how bad I got it
You got it easy, you don't know when you've got it good
It's getting harder just keeping life and soul together
I'm sick of fighting, even though I know I should

The cold is biting through each and every nerve and fiber
My broken spirit is frozen to the core
I don't want to be here no more

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was for just one day
Wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away

Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
The grass is always greener over there
Wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care

You must be joking, you don't know a thing about it
You've got no problem, I'd stay right there if I were you
I got it harder, you couldn't dream how hard I got it
Stay out of my shoes if you know what's good for you

The heat is stifling, burning me up from the inside
The sweat is coming through each and every pore
I don't want to be here no more
I don't want to be here no more
I don't want to be here no more

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was for just one day
Wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away, ooh

Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
The grass is always greener over there
And wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care

I got it bad, you don't know how bad I got it
You got it easy, you don't know when you've got it good
It's getting harder just keeping life and soul together
I'm sick of fighting, even though I know I should

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