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"Goodness Gracious" is a song by English recording artist Ellie Goulding from Halcyon Days (2013), the reissue of her second studio album, Halcyon (2012). The song was written by Greg Kurstin, Goulding and Nate Ruess. It was released in 2014 as the third single from the reissue.
Goulding explained the meaning behind "Goodness Gracious" to Rolling Stone, saying, "I've been in situations where I knew someone wasn't right for me, yet I kept bringing them back", adding that the song "is about dissing yourself for not thinking straight and not being fair."
After entering the UK Singles Chart at number 124, "Goodness Gracious" climbed to number eighty-six with 2,867 copies sold. The song rose to number forty-nine the following week, selling 5,061 copies. In its fourth week on the chart, the single climbed to number thirty-six with sales of 7,254 copiesand jumped to 26 on it's fifth week. In its sixth week, "Goodness Gracious" jumped from number twenty-six to number sixteen with sales of 16,233 copies, becoming Goulding's tenth top twenty hit.
Jan 5, 2014
Director(s): Kinga Burza
Stylist(s): Laura Francis, Emilie Pereira
Choreographer: Claire Stubbs, Jeff Pantaleo
Goulding unveiled a teaser trailer for the music video for "Goodness Gracious" on 31 December 2013. The video, directed by Kinga Burza, was filmed on location in Los Angeles, and premiered on 5 January 2014. The video is 3 minutes and 55 seconds long. The 'Behind The Scenes' video was uploaded to the official Polydor Youtube account.
|“|| "Kinga Burza brings out Ellie Goulding's more playful side in this neo-psychedelic promo for Goodness Gracious.
The dazzling, retina-burning clip sees Ellie turn up the energy partying with her futuristic friends, adding shots of bleached-out palm trees, shoes that light up, sparklers, skateboards and lots and lots of neon..." 
- iTunes single
- "Goodness Gracious" – 3:46
- "Goodness Gracious" (Chainsmokers Extended Remix) – 4:19
- "Goodness Gracious" (Honest Remix) – 4:36
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Halcyon Days.
- Ellie Goulding – vocals
- Serban Ghenea – mixing
- John Hanes – mix engineering
- Joe Kearns – vocal engineering, vocal production
- Greg Kurstin – engineering, keyboards, programming, vocal production
- Alex Pasco – additional engineering
- Nate Ruess – backing vocals
- Jesse Shatkin – additional engineering
|Croatia Airplay Radio Chart||28|
|United Kingdom||13 January 2014||Contemporary hit radio||Polydor Records|
|Australia||21 February 2014||Digital download||Universal Music|
|United Kingdom||23 February 2014||Polydor Records|
|Belgium||24 February 2014||Universal Music|