Good for Me (song)

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This article is about the Amy Grant song. For other songs entitled "Good for Me", see Good for Me (disambiguation).
"Good for Me"
Single by Amy Grant
from the album Heart In Motion
Released January 13, 1992 (January 13, 1992)
Format 7" single, Cassette single, Promotional single, CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop
Length 3:59
Label A&M
Writer(s) Amy Grant, Tom Snow, Jay Gruska, Wayne Kirkpatrick
Producer(s) Keith Thomas
Amy Grant singles chronology
Ask Me
(1991)
Good for Me
(1992)
I Will Remember You
(1992)
Music video
"Good for Me" on YouTube

"Good for Me" is a 1992 single by Christian music singer Amy Grant. It was released as the sixth single from the Heart In Motion album, but only the fourth song from the album released as a pop radio single. Its melody, lyrics, and rhythm make it the most comparable song on Heart In Motion to "Baby Baby". It was her fourth consecutive Top Five Adult Contemporary single and Top Ten Hot 100 single in the United States, reaching #4 and #8, respectively, but only matched the lukewarm success of her previous single, "That's What Love Is for" in the UK, peaking at #60.

The song is in major and uses the subtonic chord.[1]

Music video[edit]

Two music videos exist for "Good for Me". In the original video clip, Amy Grant frolicks and dances with another female, who was meant to be portrayed as a childhood friend of Grant's. However, once the video was completed, Grant reportedly felt that her intended message was lost and that the video had been edited in a way to make it appear as though she and her friend were lovers.[2] Thus, Grant enlisted the help of actor/model Jme Stein, who had played her boyfriend in the video for "Baby Baby," to shoot a new video clip for "Good for Me". The second version depicts Grant dealing with her boyfriend's popularity with women. The original "Good for Me" video did appear on first pressings of the companion VHS video compilation to Heart In Motion, but only the second video was featured on the 2004 DVD collection Greatest Videos 1986-2004.

Official versions[edit]

Audio Versions[edit]

  • Original album version (3:59)
  • 7" Good For You mix
  • 12" Good For You mix
  • 7" So Good mix (a.k.a. Dub So Good mix)
  • 12" So Good mix
  • 7" You Like To Dance mix
  • 12" You Like To Dance mix
  • You Like to Dub mix

Video Versions[edit]

Singles[edit]

U.S. Promotional CD single[edit]

  1. "Good for Me" (7" Good For You mix)
  2. "Good for Me" (7" You Like To Dance mix)
  3. "Good for Me" (LP version)
  4. "Good for Me" (12" You Like To Dance mix)

UK Retail CD Single[edit]

  1. "Good for Me" (7" Good For You mix)
  2. "Good for Me" (7" So Good mix)
  3. "Good for Me" (Dub So Good mix)
  4. "Good for Me" (7" You Like To Dance mix)

UK Retail CD Single II[edit]

  1. "Good for Me" (7" Good For You mix)
  2. "Good for Me" (12" You Like To Dance mix)
  3. "Good for Me" (You Like To Dub mix)
  4. "Good for Me" (Album version)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephenson, Ken (2002). What to Listen for in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis, p.92. ISBN 978-0-300-09239-4.
  2. ^ FAQ: AMY GRANT V-6.81 X-tended [1/2]
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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