Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing (1989)
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"Good Thing" is a song recorded by Fine Young Cannibals, the second single from their album from 1989, The Raw & the ...
"Good Thing" is a song recorded by Fine Young Cannibals, the second single from their album from 1989, The Raw & the Cooked. The song was their second and most recent U.S. #1, topping the Billboard Hot 100 on 8 July 1989. It also peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart.
The song made its first appearance in Tin Men (1987). Fine Young Cannibals portrayed a nightclub band in the movie, performing this song and three others (including the single's b-side "Social Security"). The film is set in Baltimore in 1963, and the song's retro soul style is consistent with that setting.
Jools Holland played piano on the track, noting that it was "one of the biggest selling records I've ever played on".
The video features many scenes with the Orribly Good Scooter Club, the Jokers and A41 Eagles displaying their motor scooters, both at rest and in motion, as part of Mod revival culture. The scooters featured include stock scooters, as well as highly stylised scooters and minimalist cutdown scooters.