A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this song is a plain-vanilla account of teen heartbreak -- no foul language, no graphic sexual references, just a jilted girl trying to move on after a failed relationship.
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What's the story?
IT'S ALRIGHT, IT'S OK is the first single from the forthcoming album Guilty Pleasures by Ashley Tisdale -- a star of the wildly popular High School Musical movies. Rumor has it the song is a response to Tisdale's recent break-up with Jared Murillo of the boy-band V Factory, but 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: "You played me, betrayed me / Your love was nothing but a game ... / I'm broken, but still I have to say / It's alright, it's OK / I'm so much better without you."
Is it any good?
Cookie-cutter is the term that comes to mind when listening to this track. Like so many other young female singers today, Tisdale's voice is passable if not exceptional, with a lilt that's reminiscent of Britney. The mildly catchy hooks sound a lot like those in Kelly Clarkson's new 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.