Radio Musicola is the third solo studio album by the English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nik Kershaw. The album was released in late 1986, on the label MCA Records, two and a half years after Kershaw’s successful album, The Riddle. It was Kershaw’s first studio album to feature him as producer. It also features guest backing vocalists, including Icehouse’s lead vocalist Iva Davies, and Night’s lead vocalist Stevie Lange.
The album was released to critical acclaim, but wasn’t as successful as Kershaw’s previous albums, peaking at #47 on the UK Albums Chart, and achieved silver status from the BPI in 1986. Four singles were issued from Radio Musicola, but none of them reached the Top 20, a first for Nik Kershaw. However, Kershaw did find some minor success with its lead single “When a Heart Beats” (which was not featured on the LP release, only on the cassette and CD versions of the album). The album (to date) remains Kershaw’s last album to make the Top 60.