"I've always wanted to have an original with Bright Sparks," Lodato tells Billboard.
Lodato and Bright Sparks hit No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated March 13) with "Good Thing." It's Queens, New York, native Lodato's second topper, following "Home" in November 2019, and the first for Bright Sparks, the English duo of Ash Hicklin and Kimmy Sawford.
"Good Thing" is scoring core-dance airplay from outlets including at leaders SiriusXM's BPM, KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco and WCPY Chicago, according to MRC Data. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)
Lodato (full name Salvatore Lodato) tells Billboard, "Back in 2017 when Tiësto came out with his track 'On My Way,' featuring Bright Sparks, I did a bootleg remix to it that Tiësto found, and actually played on his radio show. Since then, I've always wanted to have an original with Bright Sparks. Last year, my manager Jared Overeem reached out to them without me knowing and surprised me with the collaboration, and I'd like to think the result was a … 'Good Thing.'"