The Riddle Anthem Jack Holiday and Mike Candys
Song Title: The Riddle Anthem
Artist: Jack Holiday and Mike Candys
Date of release: 19th of November 2012
Description: ” The Riddle Anthem ” is by Jack Holiday and Mike Candys, the two Swiss producers and DJs. Jack Holiday ( Christian Korcan ) is a Zurich based producer, DJ and songwriter who has remixed tracks for a variety of artists including Inna & Flo Rida and John Silver.
Mike Candys ( Michael Kull ) is a Swiss music producer and dance DJ. He rose to fame in Switzerland with ” La Serenissima ” and teamed up with Jack Holiday to remix the Faithless song ” Insomnia “, which charted in many European charts.
” The Riddle Anthem ” was written by Nik Kershaw, Jack Holiday and Mike Candys and produced by the latter two. The song was released on the 19th November 2012 by electro house record label Wombatmusic ( Sirup ).
The song is a cover of Nik Kershaw’s ” The Riddle “, which was released on the 19th of November 1984 and reached a peak of number 3 in both the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Nik Kershaw had eight singles that entered the top 40 in the United Kingdom. In September of 1983 he released his debut single ” I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me ” which peaked at number 47 on the UK chart and became a hit in Scandinavia, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Nik wrote and co-produced ” The One and Only “, a UK Number One by Chesney Hawkes.
Lyrically ” The Riddle ” is meaningless, at the time of the original release many music critics and public alike failed to understand what the song was about. In an interview Nik shed some light on the song ” In short, [the song ] is nonsense, rubbish, bollocks, the confused ramblings of an 80s popstar “.
” The Riddle Anthem ” was a commercial success for Jack Holiday and Mike Candys. In Switzerland the song entered the Swiss charts on the 9th of December 2012 and reached a peak of number 26 spending 6 weeks on the chart there.
The song was also a hit in Germany, Austria and France. Although it was released in Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands it failed to chart. It was not released in the United Kingdom or the United States.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: N/A
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Switzerland 26, Germany 44, Austria 29,France 43