Good Life (Inner City song)
|Single by Inner City|
|from the album Paradise|
|Genre||Techno, Detroit techno|
|Inner City singles chronology|
"Good Life" is a song by American house/techno group Inner City, featuring vocals by Paris Grey. The song was written and produced by Kevin Saunderson. It is often remembered for being played at dance clubs and on the radio.
It reached number 4 in the United Kingdom in January 1989. In 1999 the song was rerecorded and remixed by producer Tommy Onyx and a Spanish language version was also released. The 1999 version hit number 10.
In popular culture
- In November 1996, the song was featured prominently in the opening scene of "Smack is Back", a third season episode of the FOX police drama television series New York Undercover.
- It was featured in the opening credits of House of Style when it premiered on MTV in January 1989.
- It was also featured in the films Slaves of New York (1989), Side Out (1990) and B*A*P*S (1997).
- It was programmed as a chiptune for the Game Boy Advance e-reader.
- German DJ/remixer Gardeweg used portions of this song, along with Inner City's other two singles, "Big Fun" and "Paradise," for his 2003 single "All I Want"
- In 2005 the song was used in the South African movie Crazy Monkey presents Straight Outta Benoni. Both the original Inner City version and a cover by South African band The Finkelsteins were used in the soundtrack.
- Hercules and Love Affair sampled the synth on the song You Belong from their 2008 self-titled album
- It was featured in the closing credits of the 2012 Tour de France coverage on Eurosport.
- Gossip (band) sampled the synth on the song Get Lost from their 2012 A Joyful Noise (Gossip album).
- Britney Spears sampled many elements of the song on the track "Up N Down" from her 2011 album Femme Fatale (Britney Spears album).
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||12|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||7|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||3|
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||2|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||6|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||8|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||5|
|United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)||4|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||73|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||1|
"Get on the Dance Floor" by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock
|Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
January 21, 1989 - January 28, 1989
"Wild Thing" by Tone Lōc
- Steven Phillip Smith (writer); Jesús Salvador Treviño (director) (1996-11-07). "Smack is Back". New York Undercover. Season 3. Episode 7. FOX.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bJKDeDBVAk Retrieved 28 October 2013
- "Good Life", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
- "Ultratop.be – Inner City – Good Life" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
- Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
- German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
- Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
- UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
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