Sunday, March 10, 2019

#26. "Wouldn’t It Be Good" - Nik Kershaw (1984)

Wouldn't it be good if "Wouldn't it Be Good" would be covered by Matthew Good? 

This is a great pop song with the iconic opening guitar riff and an irresistibly catchy synth line. The tune keeps getting better: the sweet instrumental bridge with the guitar & brass solo is genius.

Always enjoyed the deep lyrics with a slightly dark tone. "Wouldn't it Be Good" is one of the first songs that lead to a shift in my preferences over to the melancholic side of the spectrum. 

For its time the video was entrancing, with hints of what to come in the next year with A-ha's "Take On Me".

Fave lyrics: "Wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away?"

1 comment:

  1. Loved this song although it was a bit of a downer, still like it.