When a Heart Beats

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"When a Heart Beats"
When a Heart Beats.jpg
Single by Nik Kershaw
from the album Radio Musicola
(cassette and CD editions)
B-side "Wild Horses"
Released 18 November 1985
Format 7", 12"
Genre Pop rock, new wave, synthpop
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Nik Kershaw
Producer(s) Nik Kershaw
Nik Kershaw singles chronology
"Don Quixote"
(1985)
"When a Heart Beats"
(1985)
"Nobody Knows"
(1986)
"Don Quixote"
(1985)
"When a Heart Beats"
(1985)
"Nobody Knows"
(1986)
Radio Musicola track listing
"Don't Let Me Out Of My Cage"
(8)
"When a Heart Beats"
(9)
"Violet to Blue"
(10)

"When a Heart Beats" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. Its release preceded that of Kershaw's third solo studio album, Radio Musicola, although the song did not appear on the LP version of this album (only on the cassette and CD editions). Kershaw's eighth single overall, it features the track, "Wild Horses" as the B-side, which was originally released on Kershaw's previous album, The Riddle.

Background[edit]

Though hitting #27 in the UK Singles Chart towards the end of 1985, "When a Heart Beats" marked the beginning of a downturn of Kershaw's fortunes on the singles charts, as it was the first time that a lead single from a Kershaw album failed to hit the Top 20 in the UK.

Compilation appearances[edit]

As well as the song's single release, it has featured on various compilation albums released by Kershaw. The song was included on "The Best of Nik Kershaw", "The Essential", "Then And Now", and was also the second track on the Now That's What I Call Music 6 compilation album.

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