"It's Alright, It's OK" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"It's Alright, It's OK" (CD single) Music Poster Image
HSM star gives clean, classic rendition of a break-up.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 15 reviews

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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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 17 year old Written byKakarot August 2, 2009

good for teens

I love the song and title too. its plain alternative rock song. different from others.
Kid, 9 years old December 28, 2009

Sassy,cool

Sassy but cool. Great song!
Kid, 10 years old July 21, 2010

Great Song.

This song is wonderful. The message is that, while a girl is upset about her breakup, she knows that the guy was never nice to her and that she won't regre... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the best ways to handle a break-up. What are five things you can do to make yourself feel better after ending a relationship? Beyond the break-up, can you name five other positive things that make your life great overall?

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