It's Alright

Album: Introspective (1988)
Charted: 5


  • This was originally a House track recorded by Sterling Void. It came to the attention of Pet Shop Boys and producer Trevor Horn while they were listening to a Dance compilation. The original intention was for Horn to record the song with The Mint Juleps, who were another band that he was producing. They didn't take to it, so Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe decided to lay it down themselves adding a second verse about environmental issues.
  • The song's black and white music video was filmed in Notting Hill, London, with an assortment of babies. One of the little darlings vomited on Neil Tennant's expensive custom made leather jackets during the shoot. Tennant recalled to Spin magazine in 2013: "We got there, and all the babies were asleep — all the 50 babies. And then one of them cried [and] they all fu--ing woke up. It was Chris' idea, that video. I still think it's a very original idea, and it terms of the style, it was meant to be a tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe, the way it was lit in black-and-white."
  • The song was covered by the New York Dance outfit Hercules and Love Affair on their 2011 album Blue Songs.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Chris Fehn of SlipknotSongwriter Interviews

A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.

Jack Tempchin - "Peaceful Easy Feeling"They're Playing My Song

When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.

Soul Train Stories with Stephen McMillianSong Writing

A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.

Don FelderSongwriter Interviews

Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.

Amy Lee of EvanescenceSongwriter Interviews

The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.

British InvasionFact or Fiction

Go beyond The Beatles to see what you know about the British Invasion.