Better Man (Robbie Williams song)

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"Better Man"
Single by Robbie Williams
from the album Sing When You're Winning
Released 22 October 2001
Format CD single
Recorded 2000
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:22
Label EMI
Writer(s) Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams
Producer(s) Guy Chambers
Steve Power
Robbie Williams singles chronology
"Eternity"/"The Road to Mandalay"
"Better Man"
"Somethin' Stupid"

"Better Man" is a song by British pop singer Robbie Williams, it became the last single from his album Sing When You're Winning in late 2001. It was only released in Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.

Spanish version[edit]

Williams recorded a Spanish version of the song called "Ser Mejor" ("To Be Better"), it was included on the Latin American pressings of his album and was released as a single to radio stations in the Spanish-speaking countries in February 2001.

Chart success[edit]

The song was first released to radio stations in Latin America, in the summer of 2001 in its Spanish form, it was later issued to radio in Australia and New Zealand in its original English version, when the single was physically released it charted inside the top forty in Australia, but it climbed to number eight in its ninth week and reaching its peak of number-six on its twelfth week spending nine weeks inside the top ten and twenty-nine weeks inside the chart selling over 35,000 copies being certified Gold by the ARIA.[1] The song managed to break into the top five in New Zealand where it spent twenty weeks inside the charts. In Argentina, the song managed to reach number-one after the massive airplay of its Spanish version, in Mexico it became another top ten single for Williams. The song made an appearance in the Irish charts in 2001 when the late Irish singer Joe Dolan recorded it. Indeed, so happy was Joe with his version of the song that he named a Greatest Hits collection after it.

Other versions[edit]

In the same year, Sandy Lam recorded a Chinese-language version of the song, which was included in her album 2001 Lian (2001蓮).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Better Man" – 3:22
  2. "My Way" (live) – 4:32
  3. "Rolling Stone" – 3:30
  4. "Toxic" – 3:48
  5. "Let Love Be Your Energy" (video) – 4:57

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification (if any) Sales/shipments
Australia Gold[1] 35,000+


Chart (2001) Peak
New Zealand Singles Chart 4
Australian Singles Chart 6


  1. ^ a b "ARIA Certification for "Better Man"". Archived from the original on 5 February 2014. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. ""Better Man" Chart Positions". Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Robbie Williams in Latin America (in Spanish)". Retrieved 2012-07-08. 

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