Bad Romances: The True Stories Behind Ten Epic Break Up Songs

by (@megsokay)

“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette

The Story of the Song: “You Oughta Know” is blistering confessional ballad sung by a woman scorned. The furious narrator is confronting her the man who dumped her for another woman and listing not only his broken romantic promises to her, but their dirty escapades.

The Story Behind the Song: Alanis Morissette had been a teen star in Canada who made the mistake of getting involved with grown ass man (and Full House‘s Uncle Joey) Dave Coulier. Yeah, the guy who does the Rocky and Bullwinkle impressions. As unbelievable as it is to imagine Alanis, uh…going…uh…somewhere on him “in a theater,” it’s true. It’s all true.