Don Quixote (Nik Kershaw song)

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"Don Quixote"
Nik Kershaw Don Quixote.jpg
Single by Nik Kershaw
from the album The Riddle
B-side "Don't Lie"
Released August 1985
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1984
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Nik Kershaw
Producer(s) Peter Collins
Nik Kershaw singles chronology
"Wide Boy"
"Don Quixote"
"When a Heart Beats"

"Wide Boy"
"Don Quixote"
"When a Heart Beats"

"Don Quixote" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw from his 1984 studio album The Riddle. Released in August 1985 as the final single from that album, it reached #10 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1985, and became Kershaw's seventh (and last) consecutive UK Top 20 hit single.[1]

A month before "Don Quixote" was released as a single, it was the second of four songs played by Kershaw at Live Aid. The others were previous singles "The Riddle", "Wouldn't It Be Good" and "Wide Boy".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 83
German Media Control Charts[4] 39
Irish Singles Chart[5] 9
New Zealand Singles Chart[6] 36
UK Singles Chart[7] 10


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  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 165. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA from mid-1983 until 19 June 1988.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  5. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
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