What If

Album: Guilty Pleasure (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Ashley co-wrote this ballad with American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.
  • Ashley told OK magazine that on Guilty Pleasure, "there's a lot of break-up songs from stuff I experienced." She added that this is the most personal one, and it, "is about when you're in a relationship and you say 'If I really needed you, would you actually be there?'"
  • Ashley told MTV News that this is her favorite track on Gulty Pleasure. The actress/singer added that she worked with DioGuardi on her debut album but the pair finally got around to writing a song together for this set. She explained: "You know, we tried writing on the first [album], but I was so new to it and I was just learning about myself as an artist. I could tell I grew as an artist, not only in my vocal but also in my writing, because on the second [album], when we got together... and then we wrote a song together. She definitely knows what she's talking about. She's definitely a little headstrong and I am too. I look up to her."

Comments: 2

  • Chelsea from Peoria, AzOne of my favorite songs from my favorite role model!
  • Ivy from Springfield, NeWow she has definitely matured! I'm glad to hear she's lost the "squeakiness" that she sings with in all the high school musicals. The song is a bit . . . traditional . . . you know, an acoustic intro, chorus, second verse with drums, chorus, climax, and then the chorus a few times with her vocalizing over it. I like the way she portrays the message though. 8/10!
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