Be OK (Ingrid Michaelson song)

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"Be OK"
Single by Ingrid Michaelson
from the album Be OK
ReleasedAugust 19, 2008
FormatDigital download
GenreIndie pop
LabelCabin 24 Records
Songwriter(s)Ingrid Michaelson
Producer(s)Stacy Jones & Bill Lefler
Ingrid Michaelson singles chronology
"The Way I Am"
"Be OK"
"Winter Song"

"Be OK" is the first single from Ingrid Michaelson's third studio album, Be OK.

The song was used in the films The House Bunny and The Decoy Bride,[1] in Season 1, episode 7 of 90210, in Season 2, episode 15 of Parenthood, in Season 4, episode 1 of Ugly Betty, and in advertisements for Better With You.

It was also used in commercials for Mott's Apple Juice, Ritz Crackers, Travelers Insurance and Australian insurance company Allianz.[citation needed]

In 2017, Michaelson performed another version of song on the TBS news satire show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee titled “ (Earth Is) Not OK “ with similarly altered lyrics describing effects of climate change and hurricanes sung from the perspective of the earth.

Music video[edit]

Two versions of the music video debuted through the Stand Up to Cancer Foundation. One version debuted through BORDERS,[2] while the other debuted on the Stand Up to Cancer website and featured the acoustic version.[3]


Chart (2008–10) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 45
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 64
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 174
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[7] 18
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 91
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 17


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  2. ^ "Borders: Exclusive Ingrid Michaelson "Be OK" Video". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  3. ^ "Stand Up To Cancer". Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  4. ^ " – Ingrid Michaelson – Be OK" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  5. ^ " – Ingrid Michaelson – Be OK". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
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  7. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  8. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2014.