Something Good Can Work

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"Something Good Can Work"
Single by Two Door Cinema Club
from the album Tourist History
B-side "Do You Want It All?"
Released 7 April 2009 (2009-04-07)
Format 7", CD
Recorded Miloco Studios, London, October 2008
Genre Indie rock, indie pop, dance-punk
Length 6:10
Label Kitsuné Music
Writer(s) Alex Trimble
Kevin Baird
Sam Halliday
Producer(s) Lexx (Side A)
Alex Trimble (Side B)
Two Door Cinema Club singles chronology
"Something Good Can Work"
"I Can Talk"

"Undercover Martyn"

"Something Good Can Work"

"Come Back Home"

"Something Good Can Work" is the first single by the Northern Irish rock band Two Door Cinema Club. The single was first released for promotion, but was released again on 7 April 2009[1] after signing with Kitsuné Music.[2] The music video has amassed over fourteen million views on YouTube.[3]

"Something Good Can Work" appeared as the first track on Kitsuné's compilation Kitsuné Maison Compilation 7.[4] The version on this compilation is different from the final album version, featuring slightly different vocals and a more guitar-oriented sound. There is also a different music video for this version.[5]

Both "Something Good Can Work" and "Do You Want It All?" appear on Two Door Cinema Club's album Tourist History.[6] An instrumental version of the song was used in episodes of the popular British sitcom The Inbetweeners. The song was also used in the 2011 film Chalet Girl[7][8] and in the pilot of Covert Affairs.[9]

The Twelves Remix version of "Something Good Can Work" was featured in the 2012 video games SSX and Forza Horizon.

Track list[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Something Good Can Work"   2:46
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Do You Want It All?"   3:24
Total length:

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 23
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[11] 25
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 18
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 56


  1. ^ "Kitsuné : Something Good Can Work: Two Door Cinema Club". Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Hynam Kendall (6 January 2010). "Something Good Can Work.". PonyStep. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  3. ^ TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB | SOMETHING GOOD CAN WORK on YouTube (retrieved 13 January 2013)
  4. ^ Darren Harvey. "Various - Kitsuné Maison 7". musicOMH. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work on YouTube (retrieved 13 January 2013)
  6. ^ "Two Door Cinema Club announce debut album plans". NME.COM News. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Chalet Girl Soundtrack on Spotify". 21 March 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Covert Affairs Episode Music Guide". USA Network. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  10. ^ " – Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  11. ^ " – Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work" (in French). Ultratip.
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 24, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ ChartArchive - Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work(Link redirected to OCC website)

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