Better Now

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"Better Now"
Better Now 04.jpg
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
Songwriter(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 song was once again featured heavily by the Conservative Party during the 2015 federal election campaign.
  • The ending of the film Cursed.[1]


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

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