Good Things

Album: Good Things (2021)
Play Video


  • This song finds Dan + Shay wishing an ex well. They have happy memories of their relationship and regret how it went south after they said some hurtful things. The pair hope their former lover remembers the happy times they had together and thinks "good things" about them.
  • Dan Smyers co-wrote "Good Things" with Nashville writers Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley, plus pop songwriter/producer Jason Evigan.
  • Smyers and Evigan co-produced the song, which finds Dan + Shay tipping their toes into poppy, even EDM-esque territory. This should be of little surprise as Evigan best known for his work with such pop acts as Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato and Maroon 5.
  • "Good Things" is the title track of Dan + Shay's fourth album. They released it as the fourth single from the record on July 15, 2021.
  • Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are the lead vocalists. Smyers also helped Evigan with the programming. The rest of the instrumentation is by:

    Electric guitar: Derek Wells
    Acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro: Bryan Sutton
    Bass: Jimmie Lee Sloas
    Drum: Nir Z
    Piano: Gordon Mote
    Backing vocals: Abby Smyers

    Dan Smyers' wife Abby made her recording debut in 2017 when she sang on "Tequila."
  • Dan + Shay debuted "Good Things" on July 16, 2021 during their first performance in front of a live audience in over the year. During their mini-show at TODAY's CITI Concert Series, the duo sang "Glad You Exist" and "10,000 Hours" along with this song.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?

Gary Louris of The Jayhawks

Gary Louris of The JayhawksSongwriter Interviews

The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & TearsSongwriter Interviews

The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.

Ian Astbury of The Cult

Ian Astbury of The CultSongwriter Interviews

The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.

James Williamson of Iggy & the Stooges

James Williamson of Iggy & the StoogesSongwriter Interviews

The Stooges guitarist (and producer of the Kill City album) talks about those early recordings and what really happened with David Bowie.

Part of Their World: The Stories and Songs of 13 Disney Princesses

Part of Their World: The Stories and Songs of 13 Disney PrincessesSong Writing

From "Some Day My Prince Will Come" to "Let It Go" - how Disney princess songs (and the women who sing them) have evolved.