It Doesn't Have to Make Sense

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It Doesn't Have to Make Sense
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 26, 2016
GenreIndie pop
Ingrid Michaelson chronology
Lights Out
It Doesn't Have to Make Sense
Songs for the Season
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

It Doesn't Have to Make Sense is the seventh studio album by Ingrid Michaelson, released on August 26, 2016, through Cabin 24 Records under exclusive license to Mom + Pop Music.[2] The album's lead single, "Hell No", was released on April 29, 2016.[3]


To promote the album, Michaelson embarked on the "Hell No Tour" on October 6, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio.[4] Promotional appearances in the media to support the album included a performance of "Hell No" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 7, 2016,[5] and a performance of "Hell No" on The Late Late Show with James Corden on August 22, 2016.[6] Michaelson then performed "Still the One" on Live with Kelly on September 28, 2016.[7]

On August 15, a playlist featuring 30 seconds of every song was uploaded to Spotify.[8]


The lead single, "Hell No", was released on April 29, 2016.[3]

Promotional singles[edit]

On June 24, 2016, "Light Me Up" was released as the first promotional single to digital outlets.[9]

On August 19, 2016, "Celebrate" was released as the second promotional single to digital outlets.[10]

Alter Egos[edit]

An EP of five re-worked tracks featuring new artists, titled Alter Egos, will be released on 12 May 2017. "Celebrate" featuring AJR was released as a promotional single ahead of the EP's release. Other featured artists include Sara Bareilles and Tegan & Sara.

Track listing[edit]

It Doesn't Have to Make Sense[11][12][13]
1."Light Me Up"Ingrid Michaelson, Cason Cooley, Katie HerzigCason Cooley, Katie Herzig4:07
2."Whole Lot of Heart"Michaelson, Cooley, HerzigCooley, Herzig3:45
3."Miss America"Michaelson, Larrance Dopson, Ryan Stockbridge, Jenny Owen YoungsCooley, Herzig3:32
4."Another Life"MichaelsonChris Kuffner4:13
5."I Remember Her"MichaelsonMichaelson3:29
6."Drink You Gone"Michaelson, busbeeDan Romer3:40
7."Hell No"Michaelson, Barry Dean, Luke LairdCooley, Herzig2:54
8."Still the One"Michaelson, Cooley, HerzigCooley, Herzig2:32
9."Celebrate"Michaelson, Dean, LairdLaird, Dean3:29
10."Old Days"Michaelson, Trent Dabbs, DeanRomer4:04
Total length:35:45

Alter Egos Track listing[edit]

1."Whole Lot of Heart (feat. Tegan & Sara)"3:35
2."I Remember Her (feat. Lucius)"3:08
3."Drink You Gone (feat. John Paul White)"3:44
4."Miss America (feat. Sara Bareilles)"3:39
5."Celebrate (feat. AJR)"3:17
Total length:35:45


Credits adapted from AllMusic.[14]

Technical personnel
  • Ingrid Michaelson – producer
  • Chris Athens – mastering
  • David Boman – engineer
  • Michaela Bosch – paintings
  • Cason Cooley – producer, programming
  • Barry Dean – vocal producer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Ryan Gore – vocal engineer
  • Lynn Grossman – A&R
  • John Hanes – engineer
  • Katie Herzig – producer, programming
  • Mary Hooper – package design
  • Chris Kuffner – engineer, producer, programming
  • Shervin Lainez – photography
  • Luke Laird – producer, programming
  • Nick Lobel – mixing assistant
  • Saul Simon MacWilliams – engineer
  • Buckley Miller – bass engineer, drum engineering
  • Sean Moffitt – mixing
  • Ken Rich – engineer, piano engineer
  • Bess Rogers – engineer
  • Dan Romer – engineer, producer
  • F. Reid Shippen – mixing


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 78
US Billboard 200[16] 19
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[17] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[18] 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label
United States[2] August 26, 2016 Cabin 24 Records


  1. ^ Collar, Matt. "It Doesn't Have to Make Sense - Ingrid Michaelson : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Ingrid Michaelson: It Doesn't Have to Make Sense: Music". ASIN B01HI9BW6Q. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Hell No: Ingrid Michaelson: Music". ASIN B01EPN1TMK. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson: Tour". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Cantor, Brian (June 7, 2016). "Ingrid Michaelson Performs "Hell No" On Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" (Watch Now)". Headline Planet. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  6. ^ TV News Desk (August 23, 2016). "VIDEO: Ingrid Michaelson Performs 'Hell No' on LATE LATE SHOW". Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "Live With Kelly 9/28/2016". YouTube. September 28, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  8. ^ Michaelson, Ingrid (August 15, 2016). "Twitter / Ingrid Michaelson: Preview all of IDHTMS (out in 2 wks!)". Twitter. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Light Me Up: Ingrid Michaelson: Music". ASIN B01HI9BXGK. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "Celebrate: Ingrid Michaelson: Music". ASIN B01K52U2OQ. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  11. ^ Michaelson, Ingrid. It Doesn't Have to Make Sense, liner notes, August 26, 2016
  13. ^ "It Doesn't Have to Make Sense by Ingrid Michaelson on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  14. ^ "It Doesn't Have to Make Sense - Ingrid Michaelson - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  15. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  17. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  18. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2016.

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