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Alanis Morissette- Jagged Little Pill: Top 10 Singles in US and UK / Memorable Lines of a Song

Alanis Morissette- Jagged Little Pill
United States- Alanis Morissette became a huge newcomer for hitting it big with her first international album “Jagged Litte Pill” which was certified 16x platinum by RIAA. it also produced a lot of hit songs and scored these top 10 hits:
You Oughta Know- #6
Ironic- #4
You Learn- #6
Alanis Morissette at least generated three top 10 hit singles from “Jagged Little Pill”. It started out with the iconic rock hit “You Oughta Know” for reaching number 6. While the single “Ironic” was her biggest hit at number #4, and succeeded by “You Learn” at number 6. She had other singles released but they were released as airplay singles and did very well in those charts.

United Kingdom- Alanis Morissette had scored a momentum from her album “Jagged Little Pill” in United Kingdom as well. It was even certified with enormous 10x platinum by RIAA. Six singles managed to chart but only few became a top 10 hit.
Head Ovet Feet- #7
It does show that Alanis Morissette only had one single to reach the top 10. That song was the fifth release “Head Over Feet” at number 7. Her second biggest hit from the album was “Ironic” at number 11. Her singles placement in the charts were “You Oughta Know” at number 22, “Hand in My Pocket” at number 26, “You Learn” at number 24, and the last single “All I Really Want” at number 59.

“Ironic” turned to be Alanis Morissette’s biggest hit from “Jagged Little Pill” in United States, though the second big hit in United Kingdom. However, I would be sharing the song “You Oughta Know” because of its iconic lyrics. It is one of the most notable break-up songs which can be in the category alongside other artists like Adele, Taylor Swift, etc. Check the angst in the song below with its chorus:

You Oughta Know
And I’m here to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It’s not fair to deny me
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Lyrics from azlyrics.com and songwriters of the song (Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard)
Video from YouTube / Alanis Morissette

Album’s Singles Review: Alanis Morissette “Jagged Little Pill”

Alanis Morissette already had two albums she released as a pop star before “Jagged Little Pill”. Nevertheless, this album became Alanis’ first international album, as well as her first rock album. It has great rock sounds, which she became an influence and inspiration to a lot of female rockstars after this album, particularly fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne, who was considered her successor. The album became one of the biggest selling albums worlwide after 33 million albums reported sales.

You Oughta Know
This song has been very iconic as female rock star, as well as one of the angry songs about their exes. It was such a song that gives you a release of anger and relief when involved in a painful relationship. I remember when Beyonce performed this song at the Grammys, but it is way different if Alanis sang it. It charted in some countries and became Alanis’ first US top ten single reachinh the 6th in Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Hand in My Pocket
“Hand in My Pocket” is a slower rock song compared to “You Oughta Know”. The major highlight of the song was when Alanis played her Harmonica. Her vocals were great too. The song charted well in some countries.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

“Ironic” is actually the most popular song of Alanis Morissette, not just at the charts which it achieved major succes. It is a beautiful song which was attributed to its success as well as its lyrics. The music video was very notable for having multiplr Alanis on it in a car.
Rate: 9.25 out of 10

You Learn
The song is a great pop rock alternative song with meaningful lyrics. In this song which at the bridge has showcased her vocal identity which can often heard from her clones. The song became her thrird US top 10 hit.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Head Over Feet
“Head Over Feet” is the last official single from the album in many countries. It is a beautiful and simple pop rock love song about a relationship with your lover as a best friend as well. The song was very successful in United Kingdo which was her first top ten single there.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

All I Really Want
This song was not released as a single in some countries. But in places it was released, it charted there. The song is one of her heavy songs next to “You Oughta Know”.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC /Wikipedia

Video: YouTube / Alanis Morissette