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GOOD TIMES

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: JIMMY BARNES AND INXS
 
Top Position (Australia): 7
 
Song Author: George Young, Harry Vanda
 
 
Year Recorded: 1986
Record Label: Mushroom
Label Number: K11045
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Good Times

Single by The Easybeats
B-side "Land of Make Believe", "Lay Me Down and Die (Instrumental)" (UK)
Released 18 July 1968 (Australia)
September 1968 (UK)
Format 7"
Genre Rock
Length 3:23
Label Parlophone A-8406 (Australia)
United Artists 67127 (Germany)
UP 2243 (UK)
Writer(s) George Young, Harry Vanda

"Good Times" was a song by The Easybeats released as a single in Australia in December 1968, and which appeared on their Vigil album with guest vocals by Steve Marriott. It was written by George Young and Harry Vanda.

Cover version:

INXS & Jimmy BarnesIn 1987, a cover version by INXS and Jimmy Barnes appeared in the Joel Schumacher film The Lost Boys.

This version reached #2 in Australia, as well as obtaining chart positions in both the U.S. (where it peaked at #47) and UK (where it peaked at #18, in 1991).

A video clip was produced featuring INXS & Jimmy Barnes performing the song, with scenes intercut from 'The Lost Boys'. The INXS version was also used to promote the national Australia Made series of concerts that took place between Boxing Day 1986 and Australia Day 1987.

Single by Jimmy Barnes and INXS
from the album The Lost Boys soundtrack
Released 1987 (U.S., Australia)
Format 7"
Recorded 1986
Genre Rock
Length 3:53
Label Mushroom
Producer Andrew Farriss

"Good Times" was covered by the American rock singer Meat Loaf on his 1995 album Welcome to the Neighbourhood. This new version, credited to Vanda/Young/Durkee/Loaf/Russo, was titled "Runnin' for the Red Light (I Got a Life)" and featured significantly different lyrics.

INXS/Jimmy Barnes version
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 2