Be Good to Me

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"Be Good to Me"
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Single by Ashley Tisdale
from the album Headstrong
B-side "Who I Am", "It's Life", "Last Christmas"
Released December 26, 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Genre
Length 3:34
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Kara DioGuardi, Joacim Persson, Niclas Molinder
Producer(s) Twin
Ashley Tisdale singles chronology
"Be Good to Me"
(2006)
"He Said She Said"
(2007)
"Be Good to Me"
(2006)
"He Said She Said"
(2007)

"Be Good to Me" is a song recorded by American recording artist Ashley Tisdale from her debut album, Headstrong. The song was released as the album's lead single in the United States on December 26, 2006 and in South America in January 2007. The album version features uncredited rap vocals by David Jassy.

Composition and reception[edit]

The song debuted on AOL Music: First Listen on December 22, 2006.[1] The song was featured on the album, Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 10.

The song expresses relationship problems between her and a man. at the same time, she doesn't want to end it, just fix it. It is featured in the 2007 film, Bring It On: In It to Win It. On the iTunes Store, the song was released as Double-A-Side with "He Said She Said". The song was later released as a CD. The song is featured in the children's toothbrush, Tooth Tunes.[2] The song rolls through with a mid-tempo dance track that features an additional rap segment leading up to the bridge.[3]

Music videos[edit]

The music video, directed by Chris Marrs Piliero,[4] was shot on the set of the tour, High School Musical: The Concert. Tisdale's same backup dancers from the tour were used in the performance for the video. Tisdale wearing a blue sequined tank top with denim underwear shorts, runs down and dances around a blue rusted bridge, surrounded by her four backup dancers (played by Leona Lewis) in front a live audience. A large screen in the background also switches between vibrant color designs. The video uses the radio edit of the song, which does not features rap vocals by David Jassy. The video premiered as a "first look" on MTV's Total Request Live on April 19, 2007.[5]

A new version of the video premiered on Germany's Viva on November 18, 2008. The video shows the same performance footage and home videos of Tisdale. The rap version of the song is used in the video.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart of February 17, 2007, at number 96.[6] It rose to number 80 the following week before exiting, spending a total of two weeks on the chart.[7][8] The song entered the singles charts in Austria and Germany when the song was released in Europe in the fall of 2008. It peaked at numbers 67 and 57 respectively.[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007–08) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 67
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 57
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 80
US Pop 100[12] 68
Venezuela Pop Rock (Record Report)[13] 4
Ukraine (FDR Pop Singles)[14] 2

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United States Gold[15]

Track listings and formats[edit]

2-track edition[16]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney edit) – 3:14
  2. "Be Good to Me" – 3:33
Limited maxi edition[17]
  1. "Be Good to Me" – 3:33
  2. "Who I Am" (non-album track) – 3:17
  3. "It's Life" (non-album track) – 3:47
Brazilian digital CD single[18]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney edit) – 3:14
German maxi CD single[19]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney edit) – 3:14
  2. "Last Christmas" (single version) – 3:56
  3. "Be Good to Me" (Jack D. Elliot Mix) – 6:17
  4. "Be Good to Me" (music video)
German limited CD single[20]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney edit) – 3:14
  2. "Last Christmas" (single version) – 3:56
Promotional Remixes EP[21]
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Eddie Baez Anthem Club) – 6:51
  2. "Be Good to Me" (SugarDip Club Mix) – 7:24
  3. "Be Good to Me" (Scalfati from T.H.C. - Scalfonzo Pop Extended Mix) – 7:31
  4. "Be Good to Me" (Scalfati from T.H.C. - Scalfonzo Pop Mixshow) – 5:02
  5. "Be Good to Me" (LSDJ from T.H.C. - Good 4 U Extended Mix) – 6:15
  6. "Be Good to Me" (LSDJ from T.H.C. - Good 4 U Mixshow) – 5:32

The Remixes EP[edit]

A nine-track EP was released via Warner Bros. Records on July 21, 2009, prior to the release of her second album, Guilty Pleasure. The EP, Be Good to Me: The Remixes, includes the original version of the song, seven remixes and a karaoke version. The EP is available from digital retailers.[22]

Track listing
  1. "Be Good to Me" (Radio Disney edit) – 3:14
  2. "Be Good to Me" (Jack D. Elliot Mix) – 6:17
  3. "Be Good to Me" (Eddie Baez Anthem Club) – 6:51
  4. "Be Good to Me" (SugarDip Edit) – 5:03
  5. "Be Good to Me" (Scalfati from T.H.C. - Scalfonzo Pop Extended Mix) – 7:23
  6. "Be Good to Me" (Scalfati from T.H.C. - Scalfonzo Pop Mixshow) – 5:00
  7. "Be Good to Me" (LSDJ from T.H.C. - Good 4 U Extended Mix) – 6:13
  8. "Be Good to Me" (LSDJ from T.H.C. - Good 4 U Mixshow) – 5:26
  9. "Be Good to Me" (karaoke version) - 3:14

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Vocals – Ashley Tisdale, David Jassy
  • Producer – Kara DioGuardi
  • Vocal producer – David Jassy
  • Writer(s) – Kara DioGuardi, David Jassy, Joacim Persson, Niclas Molinder, Ashley Tisdale
  • Mixer and additional programming – Twin
  • Background vocals – Kara DioGuardi

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United States December 26, 2006 Digital download Warner Bros. Records
March 6, 2007 Mainstream airplay[23]
March 19, 2007 CD single[16]
Remix EP[24]
Germany October 17, 2008 Digital download, radio
Austria

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "TURBO TOOTH TUNES - Ashley Tisdale (Be Good to Me) - Soft"[permanent dead link]. Hasbro.com. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  3. ^ Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong. Tommy2.net. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
  4. ^ "Be Good to Me - Music Video". MuchMusic. CTVglobemedia. Retrieved October 23, 2009.
  5. ^ ATRL.net. ""Be Good to Me" premiered as First Look on Total Request Live". ATRL.net. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  6. ^ Billboard Hot 100 Week of February 17, 2007
  7. ^ Billboard Hot 100 Week of February 24, 2007
  8. ^ a b ACharts.us. "Be Good to Me performance on multiple charts". ACharts.us. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Ashley Tisdale – Be Good to Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  10. ^ "Musicline.de – Tisdale,Ashley Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  11. ^ "Ashley Tisdale – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ashley Tisdale. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  12. ^ "Ashley Tisdale - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  13. ^ "Pop Rock" (in Spanish). Record Report. 2006-03-31. Archived from the original on 2006-11-24. 
  14. ^ "FDR Pop Singles Chart #303 ~ 11 Березня - 18 Березня 2007 (11 Mar - 18 Mar 2007)". 11 March 2007. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2007. 
  15. ^ Cite error: The named reference entweekly was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  16. ^ a b MusicSquare. "Ashley Tisdale - Be Good to Me: Discography". MusicSquare. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  17. ^ Amazon. "Be Good to Me (Limited Maxi Edition):Ashley Tisdale". Amazon. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  18. ^ UOL Megastore. ""Be Good to Me" (Digital Single)". UOL. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  19. ^ UOL Amazon. ""Be Good to Me" (Maxi Single)". Amazon. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  20. ^ UOL Amazon. ""Be Good to Me" (Limited Single)". Amazon. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  21. ^ Discogs. ""Be Good to Me" (Promo Remix Single)". Discogs. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  22. ^ ""Be Good to Me Remix EP". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  23. ^ http://gfa.radioandrecords.com/publishGFA/GFANextPage.asp?sDate=03/06/2007&Format=1[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/be-good-to-me-the-remixes/id322842663

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