Something Good

Album: Utah Saints (1992)
Charted: 4

Songfacts®:

  • This samples Kate Bush's 1985 UK Top 20 hit "Cloudbusting." Bush liked what they'd done and authorized the original footage of her from the video to be used in the promo clip for the single. Del Palmer, Bush's long-term musical collaborator and former boyfriend, recalled in Rock Compact Disc magazine November 1993: "They (Utah Saints) did a track with a piece of her vocal in it: they were really good about it, went through all the proper channels, asked if they could use it, gave her a royalty, and she thought it was great. She thought it was absolutely fantastic the way they'd actually used it. In fact, one time she thought it would be great to do something with them. It never came to pass, though."
  • The Utah Saints are DJs Jez Willis and Tim Garbutt. Their debut UK hit was "What Can You Do For Me " (#10). They went on to have two more Top 10 entries, "Something Good" and "Believe In Me" (#8), which sampled Human League's "Love Action," Sylvester's "Do You Wanna Funk" and Crown Heights "You Gave Me Love."
  • In 2008 a remix by Van She of "Something Good" returned the song to the UK charts, its success being partly due to its tongue in cheek video. It entered the UK chart at #31 in February 2008 based purely on online sales, despite the fact it was not even scheduled for release online until March 10th. Thus the only version available at the time - an Ian Carey remix, which was found on a couple of dance compilations was actually being bought. This was despite it technically being nothing more than a white label track used as part of a mix album.

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