15 Minutes (Nik Kershaw album)

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15 Minutes
Nik Kershaw 15 minutes 3.jpg
Studio album by Nik Kershaw
Released 6 April 1999 (1999-04-06)
Recorded 1998
Genre Rock
Length 56:51
Label Rhino/Eagle
Producer Nik Kershaw
Nik Kershaw chronology
The Best Of Nik Kershaw
15 Minutes
The Essential
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]

15 minutes is a 1998 album released by UK singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw.

In a 2008 interview, Kershaw spoke of two tracks from the album after being asked for his proudest song.

"There's a song on the album, '15 Minutes', called 'Billy'. That would be my finest lyric. Lyrics usually take me days or even weeks but this was one of those rare occasions when they just poured out and everything fell into place. It has a complex rhyming scheme but still manages to make a point with humour. There's another song on the same album called 'Have a Nice Life' which is very simple and heartfelt. Again, that was quick and easy to write. The best ones always are and you spend most of your creative life trying to find them. The trouble is they find you and not the other way around."[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Somebody Loves You"5:02
2."Have A Nice Life"3:58
4."Find Me An Angel"5:55
5."Your Brave Face"5:50
6."What Do You Think Of It So Far"3:56
7."God Bless"4:24
8."Stick Around"3:48
10."Made In Heaven"5:56
11."Shine On"4:54
12."15 Minutes"4:39
13."Wouldn't It Be Good" (bonus)5:01


  • Somebody Loves You" #70
    • B-side (standard edition) – Wouldn't It Be Good (acoustic), The Riddle (acoustic).
      • B-side (limited edition) – The Wrong Man, Woman.
  • What Do You Think Of It So Far
    • B-side – Oxygen (acoustic), Woman.


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. 15 Minutes at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  2. ^ "Nik Kershaw : Interview". Pennyblackmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-09.