The Riddle is Nik Kershaw's first single and title track from the album The Riddle.


  • 7" (NIK 6)[1]
    • The Riddle
    • Progress
  • 7" Picture Disc (NIKP 6)[1]
    • The Riddle
    • Progress
  • 12" (NIKT 6)[1]
    • The Riddle (Extended Riddle)
    • Progress


The "riddling" lyrics caused much puzzlement and speculation among listeners as to their meaning; Kershaw claims that there is in fact no meaning at all, simply being a "guide vocal" thrown together to fit the music.[2] Kershaw has stated:
Quote1In short, 'The Riddle' is nonsense, rubbish, bollocks, the confused ramblings of an 80's popstar.Quote2
Nik Kershaw[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Releases of The Riddle on Discogs
  2. Nik Kershaw on "The Riddle"
  3. The Official Nik Kershaw FAQ