It Hurts So Good
was Jackson's second album, and she made sure to take control of the production and avoid what happened on her debut. Said Jackson: "My first album is not my natural voice. They speeded up my voice, it was too low for a woman they thought, so they speeded up all my tracks a half a step, so everything would be higher than I actually sing it in. The first song I recorded that came out in my natural voice was 'Hurts So Good.' On 'Ask Me What You Want
,' I'm almost one of the Chipmunks."
Jackson recorded the song with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in Alabama.