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Wasn't It Good (Tina Arena song)

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"Wasn't It Good"
Wasn't It Good Tina Arena single cover.jpeg
Single by Tina Arena
from the album Don't Ask
Released25 September 1995
FormatCD single
Length5:14 (album version)
Songwriter(s)Tina Arena, Heather Field, Robert Parde
Producer(s)David Tyson
Tina Arena singles chronology
"Heaven Help My Heart"
"Wasn't It Good"
"Show Me Heaven"

"Wasn't It Good" is a song by Tina Arena from her 1994 album Don't Ask. Arena co-wrote the song along with Heather Field and Robert Parde, and it was produced by David Tyson. The song peaked at number 11 in Australia and received four nominations at the prestigious ARIA Awards in 1996. Upon release as a single, the title was rendered with an ellipsis ("Wasn't It Good...").[1]

Arena has performed the song on most tours, including her 2004 Greatest Hits tour and 2012 Australian tour. It is track four on her 2004 Greatest Hits compilation.[2]

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Musical and lyrical content

"Wasn't It Good" was composed in the key of G, while the lyrics lament a past friendship that did not turn into a romantic relationship.[3]

Track listing

A five-track single was released through Columbia Records;[1] it contained both the single edit and original album version of "Wasn't It Good", as well as live versions of three other tracks from Don't Ask.

  1. "Wasn't It Good" (single version)
  2. "Greatest Gift" (live)
  3. "Love Is the Answer" (live)
  4. "Message" (kive)
  5. "Wasn't It Good" (album version)


"Wasn't It Good" was released on 25 September and debuted at #42 on the ARIA singles chart, eventually peaking at #11 on 19 November 1995.[4]

Weekly charts

Chart (1995) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[4] 11

Year-end charts

Chart (1994) Position–
Australia (ARIA)[5] 66


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ARIA Awards

The ARIA Awards are presented annually from 1987 by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[7] "Wasn't It Good" was nominated in four categories, including Single of the Year. It did not win any awards.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1996[8] "Wasn't It Good" Best Female Artist Nominated
"Wasn't It Good" Best Pop Release Nominated
"Wasn't It Good" Single of the Year Nominated
"Wasn't It Good" Song of the Year Nominated

APRA Awards

The Australasian Performing Right Association have presented the APRA Awards annually from 1982; "Wasn't It Good" was nominated in 1996 and won the Song of the Year.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1996[9] "Wasn't It Good" Song of the Year Won


  1. ^ a b "Tina Arena - Wasn't It Good... (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Buy Greatest Hits 1994-2004 Tina Arena, Rock/Pop, CD". Sanity. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Wasn't It Good chords by Tina Arena". Petaxxon. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b " - Tina Arena - Wasn't It Good..." Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  5. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1994". Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on October 25, 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia’s Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 18.
  7. ^ "Winners By Year". ARIA. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Winners By Year". ARIA. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  9. ^ "APRA|AMCOS : Nominations - 1996". APRA. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
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