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
Genre
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Nik Kershaw
Producer(s) Peter Collins
Nik Kershaw singles chronology
"Wide Boy"
(1985)
"Don Quixote"
(1985)
"When a Heart Beats"
(1985)

"Wide Boy"
(1985)
"Don Quixote"
(1985)
"When a Heart Beats"
(1985)

"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
position
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "www.nikkershaw.it". www.nikkershaw.it. 2005. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  2. ^ "www.setlist.fm". www.setlist.fm. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  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. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  5. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Nik Kershaw - Don Quixote". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  7. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Don Quixote by Nik Kershaw Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.