Better Days (Bruce Springsteen song)

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"Better Days" is the first single from American rock singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen's tenth studio album Lucky Town. On Rolling Stone "Better Days" peaked at position #70 on their list of the 100 best Bruce Springsteen songs.[1]

"Better Days"
Single by Bruce Springsteen
from the album Lucky Town
B-side"Tougher Than the Rest (Live)"
ReleasedMarch 21, 1992
Recorded1991–1992
GenreRock
Length4:08 (3:45 radio edit)
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Bruce Springsteen
Producer(s)Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen singles chronology
"Human Touch"
(1992)
"Better Days"
(1992)
"57 Channels (And Nothin' On)"
(1992)

Track listingsEdit

7" single
  1. Better Days – 4:08
  2. Tougher Than the Rest (Live from L.A. Sports Arena April 27, 1988) – 6:30
CD single
  1. Better Days – 4:08
  2. Tougher Than the Rest (Live) – 6:30
  3. Part Man, Part Monkey – 4:29

Chart performanceEdit

"Better Days" was originally released in the United States in March 1992 as a double A side with "Human Touch", reaching No. 16 on Billboard Hot 100,[2] and the second position on the US Mainstream Rock chart.

Weekly chart performance for "Better Days"
Chart (1992) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 28
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 36
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 25
Italy (Musica e Dischi)[6] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 29
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 39
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 34
US Billboard Hot 100[11]
Human Touch/Better Days
16
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[12] 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sheffield, Brian Hiatt,David Browne,David Fricke,Jon Dolan,Thomas Walsh,Simon Vozick-Levinson,Patrick Doyle,Andy Greene,Will Hermes,Rob (16 January 2014). "100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs".
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 14th Edition: 1955-2012. Record Research. p. 795.
  3. ^ "Bruce Springsteen – Better Days" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2103." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Better Days". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  6. ^ "Classifiche". Musica e dischi (in Italian). Retrieved June 1, 2022. Set "Tipo" on "Singoli". Then, with "57 channels (and nothin' on)" in the "Titolo" field, click "cerca".
  7. ^ "Bruce Springsteen – Better Days" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  8. ^ "Bruce Springsteen – Better Days". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  9. ^ "Bruce Springsteen – Better Days". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  10. ^ "Bruce Springsteen: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  11. ^ "Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  12. ^ "Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2022.