The Best Thing (Relient K song)

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"The Best Thing"
Single by Relient K
from the album Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Released 2007
Format CD single
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop punk, Christian rock
Length 3:28
Label Capitol, Gotee
Writer(s) Matt Thiessen
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Relient K singles chronology
"The Best Thing"
"I Need You"

"The Best Thing" is the second single off Relient K's fifth studio album, Five Score and Seven Years Ago. The band's manager announced it on their messageboard on March 17, 2007 along with Capitol announcing it on several websites [1]. The song was performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 12, 2007. It was released to Top 40 and Hot AC stations on April 10.[1] Matt Thiessen, the lead singer, has described the song as, "The anti-Daniel Powter 'Bad Day' song, it's straight up positive." The song peaked at #47 on the Top 40 charts.

Around Mid-February 2008, the song was impacted to Christian Hit Radio. It was the 18th most-played song of 2008 on U.S. Contemporary Christian music radio stations according to R&R magazine's Christian CHR chart.[2]

Promotional Use[edit]

The Song is being used for promotion of ABC's Fall preview week. The commercial features the intro to the song and the chorus while showing clips of the ABC hit shows. The commercial claims ABC has the "Best" shows on TV.


The song was in the compilation album WOW Hits 2009. Previous statement "The Best Thing" with lyrics that inspire many provides hope through a Christian Alternative Pop Rock Christian alternative rock with harmony and chords which reflects one of the best creations by Relient K. "The Best Thing" is on the band's 5th album, "Five Scores and Seven Years Ago" released in March 2007. "The Best Thing" lyrics molds and paints a picture of one searching his or her self and finding the answers that already exists inside you. As the song states, "This is the best thing, the best thing that could be happening and I think you would agree, the best thing is that it's happening to you and me". Written by the band's member vocalist,guitarist,pianist, Matthew Thissen. Matthew states in the article,... it's a feel good fun song. The song is a mixture of real life experiences, struggles and solutions which puts a positive spin on the negatives of daily life.

Music video[edit]

The band originally announced the video when they said that the music video for the song was shot on April 13, 2007. They announced this at their show at the Avalon with Mae and Sherwood in Hollywood the day of the shoot.[citation needed]

Early screenshots released by the band suggested that this video takes place in an abandoned building or apartment. Upon the video's release on May 30, 2007, it was revealed that the video's main theme is a girl taking pictures, which turn out to be of the band performing. The pictures that pop up show all the band members playing. The pictures piece together throughout the video, sometimes showing separate members, and sometimes showing multiple views of the same member. It is somewhat made up of animation, which is something Matt Thiessen had wanted in one of their videos. It is the only Relient K video where drummer Dave Douglas is shown singing backing vocals with a microphone, despite the fact that he sings backing vocals for all the songs the band has released videos for since Douglas joined the band. This is also the first video where Matt Thiessen is seen playing the piano, despite the fact that he has piano parts in the previous three songs that the band has made into videos. As of this video, guitarist Jon Schneck and bassist John Warne have officially been in more Relient K videos (four total) than longtime Relient K bassist Brian Pittman, who was in the band's first three videos. The video is up to more than 850,000 viewings on YouTube.


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