Better (Tom Baxter song)
|Single by Boyzone|
|from the album Back Again... No Matter What|
|B-side||Coming Home Now|
|Released||8 December 2008|
|Writer(s)||Tom Baxter, Sam Semple|
|Boyzone singles chronology|
"Better" is a song originally recorded and released as part of the album Skybound, released by independent British singer-songwriter Tom Baxter in January 2008. Baxter's version was also used on the soundtrack for the motion picture Run Fatboy Run. The first version of the song to chart was a cover by Boyzone, released in December 2008 as the second and final single from their second greatest hits compilation, Back Again... No Matter What.
Boyzone's version of the song features both Ronan Keating and Stephen Gately on lead vocals. The single received less promotion than Love You Anyway, due to the band's tour commitments, and charted much lower, selling 30,000 copies and becoming Boyzone's first single to miss the top 3 in Ireland and the first to miss the top 5 in the UK.
The music video for "Better" premiered on 14 October 2008. The entire video was shot in black and white, with each member of the group singing to a woman he is holding - with the exception of Stephen Gately, who is shown singing to a man - the only time a Boyzone video has depicted a same-sex love interest. The video marks the last appearance for Gately in a Boyzone video, due to his death in October 2009.
- Digital download
- "Better" - 3:36
- "Coming Home Now" - 3:46
|European Hot 100 Singles||63|
|Irish Singles Chart||26|
|Scottish Singles Chart||21|
|UK Singles Chart||22|
- 'Run Fatboy Run' IMDB listing
- "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100". Billboard.com. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
- "2008-10-11 Top 40 Official UK Singles Archive". Official Charts. 11 October 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
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