Monday, September 29, 2014

Song of the Day: 'Things Can Only Get Better' by D:Ream


Made a reference to my childhood obsession with Howard Jones the other day to a British friend, who was amazed at the idea of a boy in Mesa, Ariz., even knowing who the English pop star was, then learned something else. Another song called "Things Can Only Get Better" -- by a Northern Irish dance band called D:Ream -- became even better known across the pond when the Labour Party adopted it as its anthem for the 1997 election. Never heard of it/them -- but it's not bad!

5 comments:

Larry said...

I was totally into Howard Jones while in high school--loved the whole album that "Things Can Only Get Better" came from, and also loved "New Song." Of course, I plead the fifth to whether the hot boy in my choir class who had hair like Howard Jones had anything to do with my being into Jones' music...

Anonymous said...

The album D:REAM ON VOLUME 1 is excellent. Tons of great songs including Star and U R the Best Thing. Things Can Only Get Better was a massive gay circuit song in the early 90s at the height of those circuit parties. Ahh, the memories.

AtlantaPhil said...

Sorry to disagree…This is not the Howard Jones song. This was another song altogether released a bit later. I was a huge Howard Jones fan back in the day as well!

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

AtlantaPhil: Yeah, that's why I said "another song called ..." :-)

Chad said...

I love D:Ream! I have all their albums. I was obsessed in the 90s! One of my all-time favorites is "Shoot Me WIth Your Love"... :)

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