Better Love Next Time
- For the Merle Haggard song, see "A Better Love Next Time."
"Better Love Next Time" is a song by Dr. Hook, released as a single in the fall of 1979. It was the first of three singles from their LP Sometimes You Win. The lyrics involve the singer comforting and encouraging a grieving and despondent friend who has lost a love, with the reassurance that "better love" will be found in the future.
In the United States, the single reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 19 weeks on the chart. It also reached No. 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was less of a hit in Canada, but reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom (#8) and New Zealand (#7). "Better Love Next Time" is ranked as the 49th biggest American hit of 1980.
Weekly singles charts
|Canadian RPM Top Singles
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 
|New Zealand 
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100 
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 
|U.S. Billboard Country
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100