Something Good (Utah Saints song)

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"Something Good"
Utahsaintssomethinggood.jpg
Single by Utah Saints
from the album Utah Saints
Released1992
Format12-inch single, CD single
Recorded1992
Genre
LabelLondon Records
Songwriter(s)Kate Bush, Jez Willis
Producer(s)Utah Saints
Utah Saints singles chronology
"What Can You Do for Me"
(1991)
"Something Good"
(1992)
"Believe in Me"
(1993)
"Something Good '08"
Somethinggood08.jpg
Single by Utah Saints
Released2008
Format12-inch single, Digital download, CD single
Recorded2008
GenreHouse
LabelData Records
Songwriter(s)Kate Bush, Jez Willis
Producer(s)Utah Saints
Utah Saints singles chronology
"Lost Vagueness"
(2000)
"Something Good '08"
(2008)
"What Can You Do for Me vs. Drumsound and Bassline Smith"
(2012)

"Something Good" is a song released by Utah Saints in 1992. It was first included as the opening song on a seven-track EP titled Something Good, then later included on the Utah Saints album. "Something Good" contains a vocal sample from Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting", which became a top-twenty UK hit in 1985. Issued as a single, the track reached number four on the UK Singles Chart as well as number seven on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The BBC used the song during its coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Barcelona Olympic Games of 1992 and was also used for Carlton Television's pre-launch trailer.

In 2007, the track was remixed by Australian band Van She under their electro remix pseudonym, "Van She Tech", and released in 2008 as "Something Good '08" with a new music video. Bush's vocal sample was re-recorded by Davina Perera — a West End singer/actress and former Pop Idol contestant — but remained the focal point of the song. The remix entered the top 10 on downloads alone, climbing to number eight on the UK Singles Chart after the 17 March CD release. It was the band's first top-twenty hit in fifteen years.[1]

"Something Good '08" music video[edit]

The video for "Something Good '08", set in a Cardiff bar on St David's Day 1989, and featuring the 'Running Man' dance, was directed by Eran Creevy and choreographed by Kate Prince of ZooNation.[2][3] It featured lead dancer Anthony Trahearn, dancers Jessica Grist and Simone Edwards, Lee Toomes as the DJ and Matthew Medland as Benjamin Pew.[4][5] Jez Willis and Tim Garbutt of Utah Saints cameo in the video, as the pool players standing in front of the pool table.

The video won the category for Best Dance Video at the UK Music Video Awards 2008.[6] In 2017 Complex.com placed it at number 78 in "The Best Music Videos of the 2000s".[7]

Track listing[edit]

"Something Good" (1992 U.S. single)

  1. "Something Good" — 5:55
  2. "Anything Can Happen" — 3:12
  3. "What Can You Do for Me" — 6:06
  4. "Trance Atlantic Flight" — 7:08
  5. "Trance Europe Caress" — 5:01
  6. "Something Good" (051 Mix by John Kelley) — 5:45
  7. "What Can You Do for Me" (Salt Lake Mix) — 5:53

"Something Good" (1992 UK CD single)

  1. "Something Good" (7-Inch) - 3:33
  2. "Something Good" (12-Inch) - 5:58
  3. "Something Good" (051 Mix) - 5:47
  4. "Trance Atlantic Flight" - 7:09

"Something Good '08" (2008 UK CD maxi single)

  1. "Something Good '08" (Radio Edit) - 2:44
  2. "Something Good '08" (Van She Tech Mix)
  3. "Something Good '08" (High Contrast Remix)
  4. "Something Good '08" (Warren Clarke Remix)
  5. "Something Good '08" (Ian Carey Remix)
  6. "Something Good '08" (Prok & Fitch Remix)
  7. "Something Good '08" (eSquire Remix)
  8. "Something Good '08" (Video)

"Something Good '09" (2009 U.S. Digital - EP)

  1. "Something Good '09" (Radio Edit) - 2:42
  2. "Something Good '09" (Warren Clarke Radio Edit)
  3. "Something Good '09" (Van She Tech Mix)
  4. "Something Good '09" (eSquire Remix)
  5. "Something Good '09" (Bart B More Remix)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[26]
"Something Good '08"
Silver 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Kate Prince - Associate Artists - Sadler's Wells Theatre". www.sadlerswells.com.
  4. ^ "Utah Saints". Mandy.
  5. ^ "Judges". showyourdance.
  6. ^ "Past Winners 2008". ukmva.com. London: uk music video awards. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  7. ^ "The Best Music Videos of the 2000s". Complex.
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Utah Saints – Something Good". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  9. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
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  14. ^ "Utah Saints Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
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  16. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  17. ^ "Year End Charts: Top Singles". Music Week. 16 January 1993. p. 8.
  18. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Utah Saints – Something Good '08". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  19. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Something Good '08". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 16, 2008" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Utah Saints – Something Good '08" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  25. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 - 2008". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  26. ^ "British single certifications – Utah Saints – Something Good '08". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 April 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Something Good '08 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.