Good Times (Roll Deep song)

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"Good Times"
A black screen and purple circle and the name is 'GOOD TIMES ROLL DEEP'
Single by Roll Deep featuring Jodie Connor
from the album Winner Stays On
Released 26 April 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Electro house, hip hop[1]
Length 3:41 (Album Version)
Label Relentless Records/Virgin
Writer(s) Wiley, I Atherly, A Ail, R Williams, B Preston, David Dawood, Jodie Connor, Charlotte Kelly
Producer(s) David Dawood
Roll Deep singles chronology
"Shake a Leg"
(2005)
"Good Times"
(2010)
"Green Light"
(2010)
Jodie Connor chronology
"Good Times"
(2010)
"Now or Never"
(2011)
Music video
"Good Times" on YouTube

"Good Times" is a single by London-based grime music collective, Roll Deep, which features vocals by Jodie Connor. It was released for digital download on 25 April 2010 on Relentless / Virgin Records. The MCs who make an appearance in the song are Wiley, Breeze, Brazen and Scratchy. The song was produced by Takeover Entertainment producer David Dawood and the chorus topline was written by David Dawood, Jodie Connor & Charlotte. It has been parodied by Chris Moyles and Dave Vitty as "Good Rhyme" by artist Roll Deeper.

Critical reception[edit]

Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:

2010 has already thrown up some pretty original pop hits (Plan B's 'She Said', Ellie Goulding's 'Starry Eyed'), some pretty classy ones Kelis's 'Acapella', Alicia Keys's 'Empire State Of Mind Part II', and some that, though neither of these things, pretty much do the business regardless. 'Good Times', the new tune from London grime crew Roll Deep, falls firmly into that last category.

The urban clubby production owes a debt to Calvin Harris's recent Dizzee Rascal collaborations, the lyrics mine much the same party-on vibe as Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling', and there are even a few GaGa-style "oh-oh-oh-oh"s chucked in for good measure. Desperately derivative it may be, but it's hard to take against a single that rhymes "late-night shopping" with "high street bopping", especially one with a socking great chorus like this. 3/5 stars.[2]

Track listings and formats[edit]

CD single[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Good Times" (Radio Edit) 3:43
2. "Good Times" (Extended club mix)
3. "Good Times" (Ill Blu Remix) 3:39
4. "Good Times" (Soulmakers Remix) 5:40
5. "Good Times" (Ben Preston Vocal Remix) 6:42
6. "Good Times" (Animal Attraction) 4:06
Total length:
24:36
Digital download[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Good Times" (Radio Edit) 3:43
2. "Good Times" (Ill Blu Remix) 3:39
3. "Good Times" (Soulmakers Remix) 5:40
4. "Good Times" (Ben Preston Vocal Remix) 6:42
5. "Good Times" (Animal Attraction) 4:06
Total length:
23:50

Chart performance[edit]

"Good Times" debuted on the Irish Singles Chart on 29 April 2010 at number 42, peaking at number 13.

On 2 May 2010, "Good Times" entered the UK Singles Chart at #1. This marked Roll Deep's first Top 10 hit, and their first ever number-one single in the UK. The single remained at the top spot for three consecutive weeks, being the second act to do so that year after Owl City spent 3 weeks at the top spot in February 2010 with "Fireflies".

Chart (2010) Peak
Position
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[5] 9
European Hot 100 Singles[6]
7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 21
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 13
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[8] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 1
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[11] 1
Preceded by
"Once" by Diana Vickers
UK Singles Chart number-one single
2 – 22 May 2010
Succeeded by
"Nothin' on You" by B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars)
Preceded by
"Acapella" by Kelis
UK Dance Chart number-one single
2 May 2010 - 30 May 2010
Succeeded by
"Stereo Love" by Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina
Preceded by
"The Best" by Tina Turner
Scottish Singles Chart number-one single
1 May 2010 - 8 May 2010
Succeeded by
"Nothin' On You" by B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roll Deep - Good Times (CD). Discogs.
  2. ^ Nick Levine. "Roll Deep: 'Good Times'". Digital Spy. digitalspy.co.uk. 
  3. ^ Good Times: Roll Deep: hmv.com. HMV Group.
  4. ^ "Good Times – EP by Roll Deep – Download Good Times – EP on iTunes". iTunes, iTunes.apple.com. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201021 into search.
  6. ^ May 2010 Roll Deep -'Good Times, European Hot 100 Charts. Billboard, European Hot 100 Singles .
  7. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2010". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 14 May 2010..
  8. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201023 into search.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-05-16". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-05-22" UK Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-05-29" UK Dance Chart.

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