Every Loser Wins

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"Every Loser Wins"
Every Loser Wins Cover.jpg
Single by Nick Berry
from the album New Vintage: The Best of Simon May and The Simon May Collection
B-side "Instrumental version"
Released 1986
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Length 3:11
Label BBC Records
Writer(s) Simon May
Stewart James
Bradley James
Producer(s) Simon May
Stewart James
Bradley James
Nick Berry singles chronology
"Every Loser Wins"

"Every Loser Wins" is a 1986 song written by Simon May, Stewart James and Bradley James for the BBC television soap opera EastEnders. It was performed by Nick Berry.[1]

Written and produced by Simon May, Stewart James and Bradley James,[1] the song was heavily featured in the BBC soap opera EastEnders throughout the summer of 1986, sung by Berry's character Simon "Wicksy" Wicks and his band, The Banned.

On release, the song was a success, spending three weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart in October and November 1986[2] and becoming the second biggest-selling single in the UK that year (after "Don't Leave Me This Way" by The Communards). The composers, Simon May, Stewart James and Bradley James, each received an Ivor Novello Award for the composition.


  1. ^ a b "Nick Berry - Every Loser Wins (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 467–8. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"True Blue" by Madonna
UK number one single
12 October 1986
Succeeded by
"Take My Breath Away" by Berlin