Alanis Morissette Guitar Chords

Alanis Morissette

Biography

Singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette became one of the most unlikely stars of the 1990s on the strength of her third album, Jagged Little Pill. A former child actress turned dance-pop diva, Morissette transformed herself into a confessional alternative singer/songwriter in the vein of Liz Phair and Tori Amos. However, she bolstered that formula with enough pop sensibility, slight hip-hop flourishes, and marketing savvy to become a superstar. Jagged Little Pill, released in 1995, spun off six highly successful singles and earned Morissette several Grammy Awards the following year, including Album of the Year. And she continued to release well-received albums, from the multi-platinum Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie to the self-produced Under Rug Swept.

Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada, and began playing piano and writing songs during her childhood years. She also joined the cast of You Can't Do That on Television, a children's television program. Using money that she earned on the show, Morissette recorded an independent single, "Fate Stay with Me," which was released when she was only ten years old. She then concentrated on a musical career after leaving the show's cast, signing a music publishing contract when she was 14. The publishing contract led to a record deal with MCA Canada, and Morissette moved to Toronto before releasing her debut album, Alanis, in 1991.

Alanis was a collection of pop-oriented dance numbers and ballads that found success in Canada, selling over 100,000 copies and earning the singer a Juno Award for Most Promising Female Artist. However, no other country paid much attention to the record. In 1992, Morissette released Now Is the Time, an album that closely resembled her debut. Like its predecessor, it was a success in Canada, even if its sales did not match those of Alanis. Following the release of Now Is the Time, Morissette relocated to Los Angeles, where she met veteran producer Glen Ballard in early 1994. Ballard had previously written Michael Jackson's hit single "Man in the Mirror," produced Wilson Phillips' hit debut album, and worked with actor/musician David Hasselhoff. The two decided to work together, and despite their shared experience with mainstream pop, they opted instead to pursue an edgier, alternative rock-oriented direction. The result was Jagged Little Pill, which was released in 1995 on Madonna's label, Maverick Records.

On the strength of the angst-ridden single "You Oughta Know," Jagged Little Pill gained attention upon its release in the summer of 1995. The song soon received heavy airplay from alternative radio outlets and MTV, sending the album into the Top Ten and helping it achieve multi-platinum status. Jagged Little Pill's subsequent singles -- "Hand in My Pocket," "All I Really Want," "You Learn," and "Ironic" -- kept the album in the Top Ten for an astounding 69 weeks, and Morissette was nominated for six Grammys in early 1996. She won several of those awards, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

While she never managed to replicate the success of Jagged Little Pill, Morissette continued to release well-received albums into the 21st century. Her much-anticipated follow-up, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in the autumn of 1998, setting a record for the highest first-week sales by a female artist. An Unplugged set appeared a year later and featured a cover of the Police's "King of Pain," while 2002's Under Rug Swept saw Morissette writing and producing without the help of collaborators. So-Called Chaos followed in 2004. A year later, she took Jagged Little Pill on the road as an acoustic tour. Those tour dates led to the release of Jagged Little Pill Acoustic, an album originally (and tellingly) sold exclusively through Starbucks outlets. Morissette and her fans had grown up, and Collection -- an 18-track retrospective of her work -- followed in November 2005. But Morissette wasn't done, returning in 2008 with the brooding Flavors of Entanglement, which dealt with the emotional fallout from the dissolution of her engagement with actor Ryan Reynolds. In 2010, Morissette gave birth to her first child, Ever Imre, with rapper Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway, resulting in 2012's spry and hopeful Havoc and Bright Lights, which focused on spirituality, marriage, and motherhood; it debuted at five on the Billboard Top 200. Over the next few years, Morissette played some acoustic shows, acted, and launched a self-help podcast. Also in 2015, she celebrated the 20th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill through the release of a four-CD Collectors Edition reissue of the album. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
Genres: alternative rock, canadian pop, folk-pop, lilith, new wave pop, pop rock, singer-songwriter

Guitar Chords:

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21 Things I Want In A Lover
All I Really Want
All I Really Want (ver. 2)
Big Sur
Break
Cant Not
Celebrity
Crazy
Crazy (ver. 2)
Death Of Cinderella
Doth I Protest Too Much
Edge Of Evolution
Eight Easy Steps
Empathy
Everything
Excuses
Excuses (ver. 2)
Flinch
Flinch (ver. 2)
Forgiven
Guardian
Guardian (ver. 2)
Guardian (ver. 3)
Guru
Hand In My Pocket
Hand In My Pocket (ver. 2)
Hand In My Pocket (ver. 3)
Hands Clean
Havoc
Head Over Feet
Head Over Feet (ver. 2)
Head Over Feet (ver. 3)
In Praise Of The Vulnerable Man
Ironic
Ironic (ver. 2)
Ironic (ver. 3)
Its A Bitch To Grow Up
I Was Hoping
Joining You
Joining You (ver. 2)
Joining You (ver. 3)
Lens
Madness
Magical Child
Mary Jane
Mary Jane (ver. 2)
My Humps
Narcissus
No
No Pressure Over Cappucino
Not All Me
Not All Me (ver. 2)
Not As We
Not As We (ver. 2)
Not As We (ver. 3)
Not The Doctor
Numb
Offer
One
Orchid
Orchid (ver. 2)
Orchid (ver. 3)
Out Is Through
Perfect
Perfect (ver. 2)
Permission
Pollyanna Flower
Precious Illusions
Precious Illusions (ver. 2)
Precious Illusions (ver. 3)
Princes Familiar
Princes Familiar (ver. 2)
Princess Familiar
Receive
Right Through You
Right Through You (ver. 2)
Simple Together
Sister Blister
So Pure
Sorry 2 Myself
Spineless
Spiral
Still
Still (ver. 2)
Symptoms
Tapes
Thank U
Thank You
Thank You (ver. 2)
That I Would Be Good
That I Would Be Good (ver. 2)
That I Would Be Good (ver. 3)
That I Would Be Good (ver. 4)
That Particular Time
The Couch
This Grudge
This Grudge (ver. 2)
Til You
Today
Torch
Underneath
Uninvited
Unsent
U R
Utopia
Versions Of Violence
Wake Up
Wunderkind
Wunderkind (ver. 2)
Wunderkind (ver. 3)
You Learn
You Learn (ver. 2)
You Learn (ver. 3)
You Oughta Know
You Oughta Know (ver. 2)
You Oughta Know (ver. 3)
You Oughta Know (ver. 4)
You Owe Me Nothing In Return
Your House
Your House (ver. 2)