Better Than Today

Album: Aphrodite (2010)
Charted: 32
Play Video


  • This song was penned by Brit and Ivor Novello-nominated singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot and Grammy nominated remixer, record producer, songwriter and keyboard player Andy Chatterley. The songwriters, who both hail from the Channel Islands, also wrote the album's title track. Pallot explained to The Daily Telegraph how she ended up writing for Minogue: "Her A&R man heard a song of mine that was meant to be a single and contacted my manager. When Kylie called me I really didn't believe it was her. Then when she came to the studio in a nasty part of London I thought: 'OK, she really does want to do this'. I feel very lucky that I've fallen on my feet like this. She's really accommodating and lovely and approachable and normal."
  • The song's music video was directed by Minogue herself with the help from William Baker. The clip is not available for viewing in the singer's home country of Australia on the grounds of copyright.
  • The week this song became Minogue's sixth Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs #1, she also charted two places further down at #3 as a featured artist on Taio Cruz's "Higher." This meant the Australian singer became the first act in the history of the US Dance chart to claim two of the top three ranks concurrently.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Ralph Casale  - Session Pro

Ralph Casale - Session ProSongwriter Interviews

A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock Photography

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock PhotographySong Writing

One of rock's top photographers talks about artistry in photography, raising funds for a documentary, and enjoying a County Fair with Tom Waits.

Barney Hoskyns Explores The Forgotten History Of Woodstock, New York

Barney Hoskyns Explores The Forgotten History Of Woodstock, New YorkSong Writing

Our chat with Barney Hoskyns, who covers the wild years of Woodstock - the town, not the festival - in his book Small Town Talk.

Guy Clark

Guy ClarkSongwriter Interviews

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs.

Gene Simmons of Kiss

Gene Simmons of KissSongwriter Interviews

The Kiss rocker covers a lot of ground in this interview, including why there are no Kiss collaborations, and why the Rock Hall has "become a sham."