Song written by Anthony Mortimer and originally recorded by East 17.
East 17 version
Produced by Phil Harding, Ian Curnow, Richard Stannard and Neil James Stainton, 'It's alright' is an up-tempo pop song which starts with a slow ballad-like intro. The single reached number 3 in the UK singles chart in 1993 and topped the chart in Australia a year later.
Kim Wilde version
Kim Wilde recorded a cover of 'It's alright' for her 2011 album 'Snapshots'. It became the lead single of the album.
There are five versions of 'It's alright': the album version, the 'mixed but not mastered' version from the promotional cd of 'Snapshots', the radio edit, the Groove Coverage remix edit and the Groove Coverage remix.
'It's alright' was performed live during the Snapshots & Greatest Hits tour in 2012 only.
A music video was filmed to promote the single.
See this page for more information.
Highest chart positions
Germany: 98 (1 week)
Kim about 'It's alright'
East 17's song 'It's alright' I think is a magnificent pop song. I remember the beginning of the Nineties, it was either you're into Britpop, like Suede and Blur or Oasis, or you were really into the boybands, like New Kids on the Block and Take That and East 17. I loved both schools, I loved what Blur and Suede and everyone were doing but I really was a bit of a sucker for a boyband. My favourite one I think was East 17. I loved all their tattoos and shaved heads and streetwise attitude and they were kindof the bad boys of boypop and I liked that. It was really fun to sing their song. (1)
Guitars: Joachim Schluter
Additional vocals: Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde & Scarlett Wilde
Produced by Alex G.
Vocal production by Ricky Wilde
(1) Track by track commentary, Sony Music, 2011.