“Good Thing” is a song recorded by British band Fine Young Cannibals, released as the second single from their second and last album, The Raw & the Cooked (1989). The song was their second and final #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”.