"Better" is a song by Irish boyband Boyzone, released as the second and final single from their second greatest hits compilation, Back Again... No Matter What.
Although the song was popularised by Boyzone, it was 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.1 Boyzone's version of the song features both Ronan Keating and Stephen Gately on lead vocals. The single received much less promotion that Love You Anyway, due to the band's tour commitments. As such, it charted much lower, only peaking at #22 on the UK Singles Chart and #21 in Ireland selling 40,000 copies.
The music video for "Better" premiered on 14 October 2008, at a total length of three minutes and forty seconds. 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 first 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. An edited version of the video, which removes Gately's scenes with a man, and replaces them with individual shots of Gately and Keating - was released as a download video single in November 2008.
- CD single / Digital download2
- "Better" - 3:36
- "Coming Home Now" - 3:46