The song is off Morrisette’s 1995 mega-album Jagged Little Pill.
It sold more than 33 million copies. But more than its popular success, it became an feminist anthem. It touched on a wide range of issues that helped redefine male-female relationships.
“You Oughta Know” was the lead single off the album and launched Morrisette to stardom after it caught on with teens and went into heavy rotation on radio. Her music video was also a classic.
The album contained three other hits, “All I Really Want,” “Hand in My Pocket” and “Ironic.”
Morrisette was rejected by every record label she approached until, Maverick Records signed her at the urging of song writer Glen Ballard, who co-wrote the album.
Swift also suffered similar rejection in Nashville.
The 24-year-old singer gave Morissette a moving introduction. She said she “inspired a generation of confessional, female singer-singwriters” and “defined the music of her decade.”
It’s fair to say so many of thew female singer-songwriters of my generation, including myself, would not write the way we do without her and her music,” Swift continued.
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