'Something Good' was also the high water mark for the UK stadium house group Utah Saints, and reached number 4 in the UK charts in the middle of 1992, many places higher than The Future Sound of London's contemporaneous 'Papua New Guinea', the two singles between them sandwiching 2 Unlimited, Bassheads and Kriss Kross, amongst others.

The sample around which the song is based is, as pub bores are wont to explain, from the 1986 Kate Bush song 'Cloudbusting', and includes part of the song's music as well (it was released on 'The Hounds of Love' and also as a single, with Peter O'Toole in the video). The Utah Saints' previous single had sampled Annie Lennox and they repeated the idea over and over again; this, along with their slightly pompous demeanor, was their trademark.

The following are the lyrics for the 12" version; this mix was achieved by repeating the final third of the 7". The group's habit of flogging a good, small idea to death will become apparent as you sing along with the music.

'Something Good'
by
Utah Saints

-
Overture
Utah Saints!
Utah Saints!
Utah Saints!
U-U-U-Utah Saints!

The Meat
Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I Oooh

Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh

I

Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I Oooh

Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh

house piano

Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh Oooh Oooh I
Oooh Oooh Oooh I Oooh-

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Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
Oooh I Oooh-
Oooh I just know that something good is gonna happen
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