I'm Alright (Jo Dee Messina song)
|Single by Jo Dee Messina|
|from the album I'm Alright|
|Released||May 11, 1998|
|Producer(s)||Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw|
|Jo Dee Messina singles chronology|
"I'm Alright" is a song written by Phil Vassar, and recorded by American country music singer Jo Dee Messina. It was released in May 1998 as the second single and title track from her album of the same name. It became her second consecutive Number One hit on the Billboard country charts, spending three weeks at Number One. "I'm Alright" was certified Gold by the RIAA on September 4, 1998 alongside "Bye, Bye."
The song is an up-tempo in the key of C major, featuring a piano and electric guitar backing with pedal steel guitar and Dobro flourishes. The lyrics centralize on the female narrator, who is conversing with a friend. She details the various events that are going on in her life, such as lacking money and missing friends and family, but still asserts that she "must be doin' alright".
The music video was directed by Jon Small and premiered in mid-1998.
"I'm Alright" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 23, 1998. The song was a Number One country hit in both the U.S. and Canada and reached number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||43|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||34|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||4|
"There's Your Trouble"
by Dixie Chicks
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
August 22-September 5, 1998
"How Long Gone"
by Brooks & Dunn
"If You Ever Have Forever in Mind"
by Vince Gill
|RPM Country Tracks
September 21, 1998
Phil Vassar version
|Song by Phil Vassar from the album Greatest Hits, Vol. 1|
|Released||May 2, 2006|
On his album Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Vassar recorded his own version of the song with some altered lyrics. Unlike the original Jo Dee Messina recording, Vassar's rendition features an extended piano intro and slight lyrical changes.
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