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"It's Alright, It's OK" is a song by Ashley Tisdale from her second studio album, Guilty Pleasure. The song was released as the album's lead single in the United States and Canada on April 14, 2009, being released in other countries in the following week.[1] The song archived the first top 5 hit single for Tisdale in Austria and her third non-consecutive top 20 hit in Germany. The track is the theme song of the German television show "Die Schulermittler".[2]

Background and ReleaseEdit

The song was released as the album's lead single on April 14, 2009 in the United States in airplay and digital formats. Tisdale premiered the single on On Air with Ryan Seacrest.[3] She described the song as a message she wanted to get across the other girls.[1] The song was played on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, California and WIHT in Washington D.C.[4] The official remixes by Dave Audé, Johnny Vicious, Jason Nevins and Von Doom, this last one used a sample of "Hot n Cold" by Katy Perry. The song was written by top songwriter/producer Joacim Persson, Niclas Molinder and produced by Swedish music production team Twin.[1]

The song is a spunky break-up anthem about being single and in control of your life for the first time.— "I love break-up songs," Tisdale admits during the press release of the single.[5] She described the song as a message she wanted to get across the other girls.[1] This song marks her genre shift from her previous album composed of pop, dance, contemporary R&B, and electronica into guitar driven pop-rock, power pop, and electropop. The song is included in the compilation albums The Dome Summer 2009 and Bravo Hits Vol.66.[6][7]

Live performancesEdit


On May 17, 2009, Tisdale performed for first time the song at the special 2009 KISS Concert hosted by WXKS-FM of Boston, Massachusetts. Tisdale performed the song for the annual award ceremony of the Viva Comet Awards, celebrated in Cologne, Germany on May 29, 2009. During her first promotional tour of her album and her clothes line Puerco Espin for Europe, she sang the song on June 9, 2009 at TRL Italy in Rimini, Italy and Operación Triunfo in Madrid, Spain on June 11, 2009, also in Spain she performed it for the German TV show Wetten, dass..? on June 13, 2009.[1]

Her first live performance for U.S. TV was in ABC's Good Morning America, where she performed the track along with "Masquerade" on June 16, 2009, as part of the anticipated promotion for her second album. In the release week of Guilty Pleasure, Tisdale sang "It's Alright, It's OK" in several American TV shows such as NBC's Today Show and ABC's The View. Also, the song was included in the tracklist for her free concerts across United States, and she recorded live versions of the song for AOL Sessions and Walmart Soundckeck. On August 21, 2009, she was invited to perform the song in the NBC's show America's Got Talent.[2] On October 4, 2009, she was guest star in a episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, here she performed the song too. On October 15, 2009, Tisdale was part of the ceremony awards with this song at Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2009.[3][4]

Music videoEdit

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The music video was shot on March 24, 2009 in a Beverly Hills mansion and directed by Scott Speer,[5] the music video features Adam Gregory, as Tisdale's ex-boyfriend who cheats on her.[6] In the video, the man who has supposedly cheated on Tisdale leaves his house and she finds a key, so she goes into his house. There she takes photographs with Edilson Nascimento and others Brazilian male models and Scott Speer and then she throws a party there. Her band then stages a performance on platforms in the swimming pool. At the end of the video, the man that cheated on her, comes home with his "second" girlfriend (portrayed by Brittany Snow) and they find a camera with a note (It's Alright, It's OK) that Ashley has written. His current girlfriend leaves him.[6] The video premiered on MySpace and Entertainment Tonight.[7] The music video was shown in 6,600 movie theaters in the United States from April 24 to May 28.[8]

Chart performanceEdit

In May 2009, the song debuted on the Canadian Hot 100 at number 85 and then re-entered the chart at number 74 and later re-entered the chart at number 81 and stayed on the chart for five non-consecutive weeks. The song entered the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles at number 43 and then rose to number 38 in its third week. In Germany, the song debuted at number 13band later rose to number 12 and in Austria the song peaked at number nine and then rose to number five in its third week, making it the song's highest peak position. The song stayed on the Austrian and German chart for 16 and 11 bconsecutive weeks. The song entered the Czech Singles Chart at number 76 and peaked at number 37 and stayed on the chart for 31 consecutive weeks, making it the song's longest run.[9] The song is currently her best charting international single.

Critical receptionEdit

Nick Levine of Digital Spy said:

'It's Alright, It's OK', the lead single from album number two, is certainly a step in the right direction. It sees Tisdale come across like Kelly Clarkson's spunky little sister, delivering an "I'm so much better without you" message over a radio-friendly pop/rock backing. There's nothing remotely original here, but the big chanty chorus hits the spot like a slice of pizza after a heavy night out.(Template:Rating).[10]

Stephanie Bruzzese of Commonsense Media stated:

Her message about lost love will undoubtedly strike a chord with many of her young fans who've experienced their own heartaches. The uncomplicated lyrics give an honest yet clean account of getting over someone who's deceived you....Cookie-cutter is the term that comes to mind when listening to this track...Tisdale's voice is passable exceptional...The mildly catchy hooks sound a lot like those in Kelly Clarkson's single "My Life Would Suck Without You", but because Tisdale's vocal chops are nowhere near as strong as Clarkson's, this single lacks overall oomfph." (Template:Rating).[11]</blockquote>


Maxi CD
  1. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Album Version)—2:59
  2. "Guilty Pleasure" (Non-Album Track)—3:16
  3. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Dave Audé Club Mix)—6:58
  4. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Johnny Vicious Club Mix)—7:58
  5. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Enhanced Music Video)—3:15
2-Track single[12]
  1. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Album Version)—2:59
  2. "Guilty Pleasure" (Non-Album Track)—3:16
Remixes EP[13]
  1. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Dave Audé Radio)—3:57
  2. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Johnny Vicious Radio)—3:19
  3. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Von Doom Radio)—4:15
Wal-Mart CD single[14]
  1. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Album Version)—2:59
  2. "It's Alright, It's OK" (Enhanced Music Video)—3:15



Chart (2009) Peak
Canadian Hot 100


Czech Airplay Chart[9] 37
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles


Finnish Singles Chart[15] 20
German Singles Chart


Slovak Airplay Chart[17] 79
Swedish Singles Chart


Swiss Singles Chart


UK Singles Chart


U.S. Billboard Hot 100[15] 99
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[16] 19
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[16] 71
Year-end charts
Charts (2009) Position
Austrian Singles Chart[19] 70

Credits and personnelEdit

Song Credits
  • Vocals – Ashley Tisdale
  • Producer – Twin and Alke
  • Vocal producer – Kelly Levesque
  • Writer (s) – Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs, David Jassy
  • Background vocals – Sibel Redzep
  • Recording engineer – Brian Summer
  • Assistan mix engineer – Matty Green
  • Guitarrist (s) – Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs
  • Bass – Niclas Bosson
CD Single Credits[20]
  • Executive Producers – Lori Feldman, Tom Whalley
  • A&R – Tommy Page
  • Art Direction – Julian Peploe
  • Photography – Roberto D'Este

Release detailsEdit

Region Date Label Format


April 13, 2009 Warner Bros. Records Digital download, CD single
United States


April 14, 2009




Digital download


April 15, 2009 Digital download, CD single


April 16, 2009


May 16, 2009
United Kingdom


April 14, 2009

Cover versionEdit

  • In 2010 The song was covered by the DJ Cansis on a dance version called "OK Alright", and was icluded in the compilation album Love2Club, along with others Europeans hits singles.[28]


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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