"Back 2 Good" is a song by Matchbox 20, released as the fifth single from their multi-platinum debut album Yourself or Someone Like You. This song would prove to be their biggest hit song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from Yourself or Someone Like You, peaking at number 24 in 1998 since their more successful prior hits, "Push" and "3 a.m." failed to hit the Hot 100 and only peaked on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and "Real World" barely made the top 40 on the Hot 100 at number 38. The song was not successful on the rock charts as it failed to chart on any because the song was considered too light for both rock and alternative radio stations with the song only having success on both pop and adult contemporary stations. The song was written by lead singer Rob Thomas and producer Matt Serletic, and is about a romantic relationship that seems to have reached its end, much to the chagrin of the singer.
It has also been said, by Thomas in particular, that the song is about being in a relationship, drinking, and then cheating on the person you're with. Another explanation provided by the lead singer is that it's about "screwing up so often that you become used to it."