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The 10 best songs by Alanis Morrisette according to UachateC

In this article, we present you the 10 best songs by Alanis Morrisette according to our criteria and that of some experts.

Alanis Morissette is one of the most influential and powerful singers on the Anglo music scene. Her sarcastic, metaphorical and direct style of expression has made her a unique artist who has been able to capture her emotions and experiences in her songs. From her debut in 1991 to her latest album in 2020, Alanis has demonstrated her versatility and talent as a songwriter and performer.



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Best songs by Alanis Morrisette

1. You Oughta Know

This is the song that made Alanis famous and became a hymn of spite and rage against an unfaithful ex-boyfriend. With raw and heartbreaking lyrics, Alanis expresses her pain and his anger with a powerful voice and electric guitar. The song was nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning two: Best Rock Song and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

Best songs by Alanis Morrisette




2. Ironic

This is one of Alanis’ best known and most popular songs, which is part of her hit album Jagged Little Pill. In it, Alanis lists a series of ironic and paradoxical situations that happen to different people, such as dying on your wedding day or winning the lottery and dying the next day. The song has a humorous and sarcastic tone, but also reflects on life and destiny.

Best songs by Alanis Morrisette


3. Hand In My Pocket

This is another song from the album Jagged Little Pill, which shows the more optimistic and hopeful side of Alanis. With a catchy melody and harmonica, Alanis sings about the contradictions and challenges of life, but also about the confidence and positive attitude that she has to face them. The song was a commercial success and received critical acclaim for its inspirational message.

Best songs by Alanis Morrisette




4. Thank U

This is a song from the album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, which reflects the personal and spiritual change that Alanis experienced after the success of Jagged Little Pill. In it, Alanis thanks different aspects of her life, such as silence, India, terror or chaos, for helping her grow and find inner peace. The song has a softer and calmer sound than her previous hits, but also more mature and deep.

Best songs by Alanis Morrisette


5. You Learn

This is another upbeat and uplifting song from Alanis, also from the Jagged Little Pill album. In it, Alanis encourages listeners to live life to the fullest and learn from mistakes and experiences, both good and bad. The song has an upbeat and infectious beat, which is contrasted with some painful and honest lyrics. The song was a worldwide hit and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Best songs by Alanis Morrisette


6. Head Over Feet

This is a love song from the album Jagged Little Pill, which shows the most tender and romantic side of Alanis. In it, Alanis sings about how she fell in love with her partner, who accepted her for who she was and treated her with respect and care. The song has a sweet acoustic melody, which accompanies sincere and emotional lyrics. The song was a commercial success and received good reviews for its originality and freshness.

Best songs by Alanis Morrisette


7. Uninvited

This is a song that Alanis composed for the soundtrack of the movie City of Angels, starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. In it, Alanis sings about rejection and the frustration she feels at not being reciprocated by someone she loves. The song has a dark and dramatic sound, which is intensified by the use of a choir and orchestra. The song was a bestseller and won the Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

Best songs by Alanis Morrisette


8. Everything

This is a song from the album So-Called Chaos, which shows the most vulnerable and human side of Alanis. In it, Alanis opens up to her partner and confesses her flaws and her fears, but also her love and dedication to her. The song has a soft and melancholic melody, which contrasts with intense and passionate lyrics. The song was well received by critics and fans, who considered it one of Alanis’ best ballads.

Best songs by Alanis Morrisette


9. Crazy

This is a cover of Seal’s famous song, which Alanis included on her compilation album The Collection. In it, Alanis gives a more rock and personal touch to the original song, which talks about the madness and freedom of being yourself. The song features powerful electric guitar and drums, accompanying Alanis’s expressive ripped vocals. The song was praised for its energy and vocal quality.

Best songs by Alanis Morrisette


10. Wunderkind

This is a song that Alanis composed for the soundtrack of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, based on the book by CS Lewis. In it, Alanis sings about the journey of the protagonists to a magical world, where they discover their true potential and their destiny. The song has an epic and fantastic sound, which suits the tone of the movie. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.


best songs by Alanis Morrisette
Best songs by Alanis Morrisette


These are the top 10 Alanis Morissette songs by our criteria, but we know there are many more that could be on this list. What are your favourites? What other songs do you like by Alanis? Leave us your comments and share this article with your friends.

You can also see: The 10 best songs by Simon and Garfunkel according to UachateC

Alberto Pérez Velázquez

Director y Co-fundador de grupo UachateC
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