Better Alone

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"Better Alone"
Single by Melanie C
from the album Beautiful Intentions
B-side
  • "Runaway"
  • "Warrior"
Released 1 August 2005 (2005-08-01)
Format
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop
Length 3:06
Label Red Girl
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Greg Haver
Melanie C singles chronology
"Next Best Superstar"
(2005)
"Better Alone"
(2005)
"First Day of My Life"
(2005)
Alternative covers
UK CD2 cover
UK DVD cover
German CD cover
Music video
"Better Alone" UK music video on YouTube
Music video
"Better Alone" European music video on YouTube

"Better Alone" is a song by British singer-songwriter, Melanie C. It was released as the second single from her third album Beautiful Intentions. The song is a piano-backed ballad which covers themes such as independence and emancipation from a stifling relationship. In the United Kingdom, it was available to purchase from iTunes and from the online shop on Melanie C's website, which sold a limited run of two physical CDs and a DVD single. It was also released in Australia, Italy, Sweden and Netherlands. In February 2006, the single was released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland accompanied by a new music video.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Better Alone".

  • Australian CD
  1. "Better Alone" (Edit) - 3:06
  2. "Better Alone" (Pop Mix) - 3:56
  3. "Better Alone" ('Amazing' Dub) - 7:44
  4. "Runaway" - 3:24
  • Dutch CD
  1. "Better Alone" (Edit) - 3:06
  2. "Better Alone" (Pop Mix) - 3:56
  3. "Warrior" - 3:47
  • German Maxi
  1. "Better Alone" (Radio Version) - 3:06
  2. "Better Alone" (Pop Mix Edit) - 3:26
  3. "Warrior" - 3:48
  4. "Better Alone" ('Amazing' Dub) - 7:46
  5. "You'll Get Yours" (Acoustic Version) - 5:44
  6. "Better Alone" (Music Video / Multimedia Track) - 3:06
  • Italian CD
  1. "Better Alone" (Edit) - 3:06
  2. "Better Alone" (Original Version) - 3:59
  3. "Better Alone" ('Amazing' Dub) - 7:44
  4. "Runaway" - 3:24
  • Italian DVD
  1. "Better Alone" (Music Video) - 3:06
  2. "Next Best Superstar" (Music Video) - 3:31
  3. EPK Extract ("Better Alone" & Interview) - 2:00
  4. Photo Gallery (& "Runaway") - 3:24
  • Swedish CD
  1. "Better Alone" (Edit) - 3:06
  2. "Better Alone" (Pop Mix Edit) - 3:26
  3. "Warrior" - 3:47
  4. "Better Alone" (Music video) - 3:06
  • UK CD1
  1. "Better Alone" (Edit) - 3:06
  2. "Warrior" - 3:47
  • UK CD2
  1. "Better Alone" (Edit) - 3:06
  2. "Better Alone" (Original Version) - 3:59
  3. "Better Alone" (Pop Mix) - 3:56
  4. "Better Alone" ('Amazing' Dub) - 7:44
  • UK DVD
  1. "Better Alone" (Music video) - 3:06
  2. "Next Best Superstar" (Music video) - 3:31
  3. EPK Extract ("Better Alone" & Interview) - 2:00
  4. Photo Gallery (& "Runaway") - 3:24

Live performances[edit]

Melanie C performed the song on the following concert tours:

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom 1 August 2005 (2005-08-01)
Germany 24 February 2006 (2006-02-24)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Singles Chart) 83[1]
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 57
Germany (Media Control AG) 51
Italy 35
Portugal 4
Russia 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 33
Turkey 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] ARIA Report 812. 19 September 2005. ARIA. Retrieved 2013-03-14