Better than You (Metallica song)

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"Better Than You"
Single by Metallica
from the album ReLoad
Released July 16, 1998
Recorded 1996 at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 5:21
Label Elektra
Writer(s) James Hetfield / Lars Ulrich
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Metallica singles chronology
"Better Than You"
"Turn the Page"

"Better Than You" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It is the fifth track on their seventh album, ReLoad. The song was originally titled "Better". It won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, it was the band's fourth award in that category.[1] The song refers to the story of someone with an obsession to fight to be better than another.[2] The band performed a jam of the song for the first time in London in 1995.[3] The single cover features the same picture as the cover of Metallica's Cunning Stunts as well as on the final page of Reload. The song qualifies on all grounds, lyrics full of festering resentment, Hammett giving lengthy solo. [4]

Track listing[edit]

1998 CD promo (USA: Elektra PRCD 1149-2)[5]

  1. Better than You - 4:45

1998 CD promo (USA: Elektra PRCD 1165-2)[6]

  1. Better than You (edit) - 4:44



  1. ^ "Past Winners Search". Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Better Than You". Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  3. ^ "BETTER THAN YOU". Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  4. ^ Wall, Mick (1 March 2011). Metallica: The Music And The Mayhem. Omnibus Press. p. 160. ISBN 1849386625. 
  5. ^ "Better Than you CD-promo 1". Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  6. ^ "Better Than you CD-promo 2". Retrieved 2010-03-23.