Better Now

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"Better Now"
Single by Collective Soul
from the album Cursed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Youth
Released November 16, 2004
Length 3:14
Label Treadstone, Image, El
Writer(s) Ed Roland, Dexter Green
Producer(s) Ed Roland, Dexter Green
Collective Soul singles chronology
"Why, Pt. 2"
"Better Now"

"Better Now" is a 2004 song by the American alternative rock band Collective Soul, released on their 2004 album, Youth. It was written by singer/guitarist Ed Roland and producer Dexter Green.

The coda features a saxophone solo. In concert, this is replaced with a guitar solo. The radio edit version also includes a guitar solo. Also unusual for a rock song, the bass doesn't come in until the first chorus, and plays prominent alternating root / fifth quarter notes.


  • The Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana uses the song in recent TV and Radio Ads.
  • The Kellogg Company used it in an ad for its Special K cereal, "feeling better now" in this instance being used to denote a woman's feeling healthier after going on their "Special K diet" (she is seen trying on dresses.)
  • For the 2008 Canadian election, Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper used the song as his intro music when he entered his party HQ for a victory speech. The song was similarly used in the 2011 Conservative federal election campaign.
  • The ending of the film Cursed.[1]


  1. ^ Robert Hiltz, Orchestrating an election: Music sets tone on campaign trail, Ottawa Citizen, April 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-04.

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