Single by Guns N' Roses
Album Chinese Democracy
Released (Single) November 17, 2008 (Album) November 23, 2008
Recorded 1994-2007
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:57
Writers Axl Rose, Robin Finck
Label Geffen Records
Producer Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo
Chinese Democracy chronology
2. "Shackler's Revenge" 3. "Better" 4. "Street of Dreams"

"Better" is the third track on Guns N' Roses' 2008 album Chinese Democracy. It was released as a single on November 17, 2008, but failed to chart on any top songs charts, only hitting #18 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.


"Better" made its live debut at the Hammerstein Ballroom shows in 2006, as part of the "second wave" of Chinese Democracy songs to be introduced (the others being "I.R.S." and "There Was a Time"). It remains a setlist staple, being performed at most shows since its debut.

Music VideoEdit

During the online chats in December 2008, Axl Rose confirmed that a music video for "Better" exists, and stated that it would be released in January 2009. This failed to happen, and the video has yet to surface.



Single disc.

Guns N' Roses and former members

Better artwork from the alternate version of Chinese Democracy.

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