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"The Riddle" is a song written by Nik Kershaw which was a Number 3 hit in the UK singles chart in 1984, and the title track to his second album, The Riddle. The random lines and the song title led an enormous amount of people (mostly in his British fanbase) into studious analyses of the song to see whether they could find a meaning or answer, traditionally associated with riddles. Nik Kershaw Nik Kershaw is a UK singer-songwriter, popular during the 1980s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 33â…“ LP vinyl record for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album from the 1960s. ... The Riddle is Nik Kershaws second album. ... A riddle is a form of word puzzle designed to test someones ingenuity and lateral thinking in arriving at a solution. ...

The chorus is typical of the lyrics: Lyrics are the words in songs. ...

Near a tree by a river
There's a hole in the ground
Where an old man of Aron
Goes around and around
And his mind is a beacon
In the veil of the night
For a strange kind of fashion
There's a wrong and a right
But he'll never, never fight over you

After years of allowing the intrigue and mystery to proceed, Kershaw confessed that the lyrics were ridiculously and fantastically meaningless. The song was initially going to be an instrumental until he was persuaded at the last moment to sing on it. He wrote some random lyrics to establish a structure - and they remained. An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or piece without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ...

This song also has been redone by Gigi D'Agostino. In popular music a cover version is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... // Early Career Gigi DAgostino (born 17 December 1967, Torino, Italy) is a DJ, remixer and music producer. ...

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Riddle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1254 words)
Riddles have a distinguished literary ancestry, although the contemporary sort of conundrum that passes under the name of "riddle" may not make this obvious.
Riddles occur extensively in Old English poetry, and also in the Old Norse literature of the Elder Edda and the skalds.
The god Odin was a master of riddle lore, and sparred with several of his foes using contests of riddles.
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Riddle was asked to read several lines from a script to an audience of producers and casting directors.
In one of his skits, Riddle wore a Mexican sombrero and, with maracas in hand, was situated on a platform, singing and dancing around while trying to undo himself from a straight jacket and leg irons.
Riddle guest-starred in the recurring role of "Rock Mondo" and was asked to return for a second season, but other commitments prevented him from doing so.
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