10. “Head Over Feet”
1995’s Jagged Little Pill had a ton of hits, one being her sweet love song (and antithesis of “You Oughta Know”), “Head Over Feet.”
9. “Hand In My Pocket”
Another song from Jagged Little Pill, “Hand In My Pocket” is a perfect song describing the conflicts of youth and deciding what to do and which way to go.
8. “Knees Of My Bees”
From her 2004 album So-Called Chaos, “Knees of My Bees” utilizes philosophical, poetic lyrics with Eastern instruments but Morissette’s same cheeky rock ‘n roll attitude.
7. “So Unsexy”
Morissette’s 2002 album Under Rug Swept hasn’t a chart-topping hit, but the album showed Morissette digging deep into her psyche and psychoanalyzing her anger–rather than just going straight for the vindication.
6. “All I Really Want”
Like a classic Gemini, Morissette’s song “All I Really Want” from Jagged Little Pill describes the conflicting nature of her dark and light sides.
From 2004’s So Called Chaos, nine years after Jagged Little Pill and “All I Really Want” it seems that Morissette has found the “patience” to calm the “angry voice.”
You see everything/You see every part/You see all my light/And you love my dark/You dig everything/Of which I’m ashamed/There’s not anything to which you can’t relate/And you’re still here/And You’re still here…
4. “You Oughta Know”
The most infamous song from 1995’s Jagged Little Pill, Morissette encapsulated the angst of a whole generation of people in one short song.
3. “21 Things I Want In A Lover”
In 2002’s Under Rug Swept, Morissette does a tongue-in-cheek analysis of all the things she might (or might not) want from a lover.
2. “Thank U”
After a spiritual trip to India, Morissette wrote 1998’s Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, including the song “Thank U.” The song changed the public’s perception of the once angry young woman.
Out of all of Morissette’s songs, Jagged Little Pill‘s “Ironic” is still the most oft-heard, oft-quoted of the bunch. Morissette’s improper usage of the word “ironic” even completely changed the true definition of “ironic” in pop culture usage.