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"Be Good to Me" is a song recorded by American recording artist Ashley Tisdale from her debut album, Headstrong. The song was released as the album's lead single in the United States on December 26, 2006 and in South America in January 2007. The album version features rap vocals by David Jassy.

Song information and receptionEdit

The song debuted on AOL Music: First Listen on December 22, 2006.[1] Radio Disney aired the song, but edited out David Jassy's rap. The edited version of the song was featured on the album, Radio Disney Jams.

The song expresses relationship problems between her and a man. at the same time, she doesn't want to end it, just fix it. It is featured in the 2007 film, Bring It On: In It to Win It. On iTunes, the song was released as Double-A-Side with "He Said She Said". The song was later released as a CD. The song is featured in the children's toothbrush, Tooth Tunes.[2] The song rolls through with a mid-tempo dance track that features an additional rap segment leading up to the bridge.[3]

Music videosEdit

First version

The music video, directed by Chris Marrs Piliero[4], was shot on the set of the tour, High School Musical: The Concert. Tisdale's same backup dancers from the tour were used in the performance for the video. Tisdale wearing a blue sequined tank top with denim shorts, runs down and dances around a blue rusted bridge, surrounded by her four backup dancers in front a live audience. There was a large screen in the background that switched vibrantly color designs. The video uses the radio edit of the song, which doesn't features the rap vocals by David Jassy. The video premiered as "first look" on MTV's Total Request Live on April 19, 2007[5].

Second version

A new version of the video premiered on Germany's Viva on November 18, 2008. The video shows the same performance footage and home videos of Tisdale. The rap version of the song is used in the video.

ChartsEdit

The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 in late 2006 at #96. It rose to #80 in the following week and archived its peak position, spending a total of two weeks on the chart.[6] The song entered the Ö3 Austria Top 40 and Media Control Charts when the song was released in Europe in the fall of 2008. It peaked at #67 and #57 respectively.[6]

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Chart (2007-2008) Peak
position
US Pop 100[7] 68

Track listings and formatsEdit

2-track edition[8]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney Edit) – 3:14
  2. "Be Good to Me" (featuring David Jassy) – 3:33
Limited maxi edition[9]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (featuring David Jassy) – 3:33
  2. "Who I Am" (Non-Album Track) – 3:17
  3. "It's Life" (Non-Album Track) – 3:47
Brazilian digital CD single[10]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney Edit) – 3:14
German maxi CD single[11]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney Edit) – 3:14
  2. "Last Christmas" (Single Version) – 3:56
  3. "Be Good to Me" (Jack D. Elliot Mix) – 6:17
  4. "Be Good to Me" (Music Video)
German limited CD single[12]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney Edit) – 3:14
  2. "Last Christmas" (Single Version) – 3:56
Promotional Remixes EP[13]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Eddie Baez Anthem Club) – 6:51
  2. "Be Good to Me" (SugarDip Club Mix) – 7:24
  3. "Be Good to Me" (Scalfati from T.H.C. - Scalfonzo Pop Extended Mix) – 7:31
  4. "Be Good to Me" (Scalfati from T.H.C. - Scalfonzo Pop Mixshow) – 5:02
  5. "Be Good to Me" (LSDJ from T.H.C. - Good 4 U Extended Mix) – 6:15
  6. "Be Good to Me" (LSDJ from T.H.C. - Good 4 U Mixshow) – 5:32

The Remixes EPEdit

A nine-track EP was released via Warner Bros. Records on July 21, 2009 prior to the release of her second album Guilty Pleasure. The EP, "Be Good to Me: The Remixes" includes the original version of the song, seven remixes and a karaoke version. The EP is available in digital retailers.[14]

Tracklist
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney Edit) – 3:14
  2. "Be Good to Me" (Jack D. Elliot Mix) – 6:17
  3. "Be Good to Me" (Eddie Baez Anthem Club) – 6:51
  4. "Be Good to Me" (SugarDip Edit) – 5:03
  5. "Be Good to Me" (Scalfati from T.H.C. - Scalfonzo Pop Extended Mix) – 7:23
  6. "Be Good to Me" (Scalfati from T.H.C. - Scalfonzo Pop Mixshow) – 5:00
  7. "Be Good to Me" (LSDJ from T.H.C. - Good 4 U Extended Mix) – 6:13
  8. "Be Good to Me" (LSDJ from T.H.C. - Good 4 U Mixshow) – 5:26
  9. "Be Good to Me" (Karaoke Version) - 3:14

Credits and personnelEdit

  • Vocals – Ashley Tisdale featuring David Jassy
  • Producer – Kara DioGuardi
  • Vocal producer – David Jassy
  • Writer (s) – Kara DioGuardi, David Jassy, Joacim Persson, Niclas Molinder, Ashley Tisdale
  • Mixer and additional programming – Twin
  • Background vocals – Kara DioGuardi

Release history Edit

Region Date Label Format
United States December 26, 2006 Digital download Warner Bros. Records
March 19, 2007 CD single[8]
July 21, 2009 Remix EP
Germany October 17, 2008 Digital download, radio
Austria

ReferencesEdit

Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer and television producer. Tisdale's first major acting role was as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney's The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody. Tisdale portrayed the antagonist Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical film series. Read more...


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