Good Life (Inner City song)

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"Good Life"
Single by Inner City
from the album Paradise
Released 28 November 1988 (UK)[1]
Format CD single
CD maxi
Genre House, electronica, tech house
Length 4:03
Writer(s) Kevin Saunderson
Paris Grey
Ann Saunderson
Roy Holmon
Producer(s) Kevin Saunderson
Inner City singles chronology
"Big Fun"
(1988)
"Good Life"
(1988)
"Ain't Nobody Better"
(1989)
Music video
"Good Life" on YouTube

"Good Life" is a song by American electronic music 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 nightclubs and on radio stations

It reached number 4 in the United Kingdom in January 1989,[2] and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry for sales exceeding 200,000 copies.[1] 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[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988-1989) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Singles Chart)[5] 52
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 7
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 3
Germany (Media Control Charts)[9] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 6
New Zealand (RIANZ)[12] 8
Norway (VG-lista)[6] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 5
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[2] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[14] 73
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[15] 1
Preceded by
"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
Succeeded by
"Wild Thing" by Tone Lōc

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "British Phonographic Industry > Certified Awards > Search results for Inner City". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Official Charts > Inner City". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  3. ^ Steven Phillip Smith (writer); Jesús Salvador Treviño (director) (1996-11-07). "Smack is Back". New York Undercover. Season 3. Episode 7. FOX. 
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bJKDeDBVAk Retrieved 28 October 2013
  5. ^ Australian (ARIA) peak provided by ARIA through "response to chart inquiry, received 2014-01-17.". Imgur. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  6. ^ a b c "Good Life", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Inner City – Good Life" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  9. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Inner City (singles)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know > Search results for Inner City". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  11. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Discografie Inner City" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  12. ^ "charts.org.nz > Discography Inner City". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  13. ^ "hitparade.ch > Discographie Inner City" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  14. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Inner City > Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  15. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Inner City > Chart History > Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-01-15.