“Things Can Only Get Better” is a song by the British electronic music group D:Ream. It was released on 18 January 1993 as the second single from their debut album, “D:Ream On Volume 1.” The group was formed by lead singer and songwriter Peter Cunnah and musician Al Mackenzie. The song gained significant popularity and success, particularly in the United Kingdom. It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and remained in the top 40 for several weeks. The song’s positive and empowering message resonated with audiences, contributing to its enduring popularity.
“Things Can Only Get Better” is an uplifting and anthemic dance-pop song with elements of house and techno. It features energetic beats, infectious synth melodies, and optimistic lyrics that convey a message of hope and perseverance. The song’s memorable chorus, “Things can only get better,” became its signature line.
“Things Can Only Get Better” also achieved recognition beyond the music charts. In 1997, the song was adopted by the British political party Labour as their campaign theme during the general election. The uplifting nature of the song aligned with the party’s message of optimism and progress. Despite being their biggest hit, D:Ream had other notable songs and continued to release music beyond “Things Can Only Get Better.” However, the song remains their most recognizable and enduring track, often associated with the optimism and positivity of the ’90s.
“Things Can Only Get Better” has become a nostalgic anthem of the ’90s music era, known for its infectious energy and uplifting lyrics. Its blend of dance-pop sensibilities and positive messaging continues to resonate with listeners, making it a staple of ’90s playlists and retro compilations.