(Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Alanis Morissette during Alice 97.3 FM Now and Zen Fest to benefit the American Red Cross disaster relief funds.at the Sharon Meadow at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. The wacky program lasted less than a season, but the show became a cult favorite.
You may easily recognize hits like “You Oughta Know,” “Ironic” and “Thank U,” but what about her lesser-known songs?
Here are five of the most underrated songs by Alanis.
(Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images) Singer Alanis Morissette (R) is greeted by the Philly Phanatic after singing the National Anthem prior to Game 5 of the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia November 2, 2009. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images) Actor Bryan Greenberg (L) and singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette attend Montblanc and Urban Arts Partnershipï¿½s 24 Hour Plays in Los Angeles at The Shore Hotel on June 20, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.
(REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine) Musicians Benji Madden, Alanis Morissette and Joel Madden backstage during the Rock A Little, Feed Alot benefit concert held at Club Nokia on September 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Montblanc) Canadian-American singer Alanis Morissette, who is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, poses with Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers as she arrives at the 2015 Juno Awards in Hamilton, Ontario, March 15, 2015.
Essentially this track contains the beautiful message of someone wanting to be accepted and to belong, no matter how many flaws they have or how many mistakes they’ve made. “King of Pain” is a song originally done by The Police/Sting, however Alanis covered it on her 1999 album, .
I chose to include this acoustic cover, because it is simply brilliant.
“Princes Familiar” is a track off of Alanis’s 1999 album, .
Supposedly this track is one of the artist’s favorites to perform live, perhaps because it contains difficult vocals.
Pictured (L-R) are Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, director Kevin Smith, Salma Hayek and Alanis Morissette.
(Fred Prouser / Reuters) Singer ALANIS MORISSETTE played a special concert at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles August 17, 2000, capping a tour of such locales as Lebanon and Bosnia, a tour with strong social issues and human rights agenda.
“Still” is a song written by Alanis for the 1999 soundtrack to “Dogma.” In the film, Alanis plays the part of God.