5 Reasons Why Alanis Morissette is The HBIC

On June 13th Jagged Little Pill, arguably one of the best albums of the 90’s, will turn twenty years old.   By perfectly blending angst and sensible pop, Canadian rock goddess Alanis Morissette became the voice of a generation and source of inspiration for movie theatre oral all across the world. So what better way to celebrate the album’s success than by creating a list of 10 reasons why Alanis Morissette is and will always be the HBIC.

  1. Her honesty is unparalleled

While Taylor Swift writes songs vaguely about Harry Styles and the men she’s dated, Alanis Morissette calls them fucking out (well not really, but we all know it’s Uncle Joey)! It takes real music genius to take a song about an extremely specific situation and make it accessible to everyone. I mean I don’t think many people know what it’s like to give dome in a movie theatre, but people sure as hell knows what it feels like to be tossed to the side and mistreated. You Oughta Know is the best breakup song of all time. It’s so good that even Britney Spears and Beyoncé have sung it in concert!  You haven’t seen Alanis going around singing Perfume, have you?

  1. She’s unapologetic

Alanis never compromises who she is to fit in. When she first came onto the music scene producers told her that her “angry white woman” vibe would keep her from achieving any true success. Alanis managed to carve out a place for herself while maintaining her artistic integrity. She didn’t writhe onstage or rely on gimmicks; she let her music speak for itself.  And she doesn’t let the haters get her down; she didn’t back down when people called her too “bitchy” and now that she’s spiritual, she’s moved  away from her angry girl persona to pursue music that fits how she feels these days.

  1. She was on an episode of Degrassi

Were you on Degrassi, bitch?

  1. She said “FUCK YOU” to Merriam Webster

Alanis Morissette may have used the word “Ironic” incorrectly, but like maybe it was on purpose? Alanis was probably bored from being so transcendent that she decided to write a song solely to confuse people on how to use the word properly. She literally changed the definition of the word!  I mean I still don’t know how to use the word correctly; I do know that having rain on your wedding day would be less than ideal though.

  1. Her music has lyrical depth

Britney Spears lyrics:

All around the world, pretty girls

Wipe the floor with all the boys

Pour the drinks, bring the noise

(It’s Iggy-Iggs!)

We’re just so pretty!

All around the world, pretty girls

Jump the line, to the front

Do what we like, get what we want

(Where you at, Brit?)

We’re just so pretty!

Alanis Morissette lyrics:

How ’bout no longer being masochistic

How ’bout remembering your divinity

How ’bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out

How ’bout not equating death with stopping

In conclusion:

THANK U, MAMA

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