It's Alright (East 17 song)

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"It's Alright"
Single by East 17
from the album Walthamstow
B-side Remix
Released 27 November 1993
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi
Recorded 1993
Genre Dance-pop, alternative dance
Length 4:41
Label London Records
Writer(s) Anthony Mortimer
Producer(s) Phil Harding
Ian Curnow
Richard Stannard
Neil James Stainton
East 17 singles chronology
"West End Girls"
(1993)
"It's Alright"
(1993)
"Around The World"
(1994)

"It's Alright" is a 1993 dance-pop song by English boy band East 17. It begins with a slow ballad-like intro for the first minute, before converting to the dance sound for the rest of the track. "It's Alright" became a smash hit in Australia in 1994 where it hit No. 1 for seven weeks in a row and ended the year as the 4th highest selling single.[1]

The song was also highly successful in various countries around Europe. It was a number-one hit in France, Ireland and Switzerland. Also, in the UK Singles Chart where it reached No. 3 and in the German Singles Charts where it reached No. 2.

The song came back to the public eye in February 2009, with the yoghurt company Müller playing "It's Alright" as the background song for their new advert. In the same year, it was featured in another advert, this time for More Th>n car insurance. In 2010, it was also used in the final montage in the series-ending episode of Big Brother's Big Mouth in the United Kingdom.

The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.

Track listings[edit]

CD single / 7" single
  1. "It's Alright" (the guvnor mix) — 4:43
  2. "It's Alright" (the ballad mix) — 5:18
CD maxi
  1. "It's Alright" (the guvnor mix) — 4:43
  2. "It's Alright" (the ballad mix) — 5:18
  3. "It's Alright" (diss-cuss mix) — 6:53
  4. "It's Alright" (diss-cuss dub) — 7:02
  5. "It's Alright" (uncles Bob's all strung out mix) — 7:08
12" maxi
  1. "It's Alright" (the guvnor mix)
  2. "It's Alright" (diss-buss mix)
  3. "It's Alright" (uncle Bob's all strung out mix)
CD maxi - Remixes
  1. "It's Alright" (uncle Bob's all strung out mix) — 7:10
  2. "It's Alright" (big boss mix) — 3:42
  3. "It's Alright" (swing mix) — 3:53
  4. "It's Alright" (biffCo mix) — 8:59

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Give It Up" by Cut 'N' Move
Australian ARIA number-one single
5 March 1994 – 16 April 1994 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Power of Love" by Celine Dion
Preceded by
"Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen
French SNEP number-one single
7 May 1994 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen
Preceded by
"Babe" by Take That
Irish IRMA number-one single
14 January 1994 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"All for Love" by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
Preceded by
"Move on Baby" by Cappella
Swiss number-one single
3 April 1994 – 10 April 1994 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Without You" by Mariah Carey

Kim Wilde version[edit]

"It's Alright"
Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Snapshots
A-side "Sleeping Satellite"
Released 19 August 2011
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop rock, dance
Length 3:20
Label Columbia SevenOne
Writer(s) Anthony Mortimer
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"Real Life"
(2010)
"It's Alright"/
"Sleeping Satellite"
(2011)
"To France"
(2011)

Kim Wilde recorded a cover of the song in 2011 for her album Snapshots. It was released as a double lead single with "Sleeping Satellite", originally performed by Tasmin Archer, on 19 August 2011.[28] A Groove Coverage remix of the song was also released, as the b-side to the album's second single "To France".

Music video[edit]

The music video for "It's Alright" premiered on 28 July 2011 exclusively on the German website of video hosting service MyVideo. It was recorded at the Kameha Hotel in Bonn and was directed by Nikolaj Georgiew.

The video features Wilde and her band in a conference room at the hotel, where they perform the song. In between, there are segments featuring Wilde singing in other areas of the hotel.

Track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "It's Alright" (Radio edit) – 3:20
  2. "Sleeping Satellite" (Radio edit) – 3:30

Digital download

  1. "It's Alright" (Radio edit) – 3:20
  2. "Sleeping Satellite" (Radio edit) – 3:30
  3. "It's Alright" (Music video) – 3:14
  4. "Sleeping Satellite" (Music video) – 3:33

Official versions[edit]

  • Album version – 4:17
  • Radio edit – 3:20
  • Promo version ("mixed but not mastered") – 4:17
  • Groove Coverage remix – 4:26
  • Groove Coverage remix edit – 2:55

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
German Singles Chart[29] 98

References[edit]

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  24. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATION.
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