You know what was better that your angsty teenage years? Everything. But just because that period of extreme insecurity, emotional volatility and irrational arguments with parents are behind us (mostly), doesn’t me we can’t look back and chuckle at the days gone past. Michelle Branch and Alanis Morissette undoubtedly got me through the days of catty girl-fights, brutal break-ups and inexplicable hostility… towards life. Vote now and decide whether Alanis’s “You Oughta Know” or Michelle’s “Are You Happy Now?” satisfies your rage spells with more fiery finesse. All hail the queens of sass.
Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” – YOU OUGHTA KNOW WHY I LIKE THIS SONG. Sorry. Was feeling a little angsty there for a sec. I’m good now. This song was written by Alanis along with the man who produced it, Glen Ballard. He was also involved in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” – so I think it’s safe to say the man knows how to make good music. The song reached Top 10 in the US, and achieved international acclaim as well. Alanis totally mesmerizes in this video with her sparkling cries, even though the music video doesn’t have a lot going on. Guess a stellar pair of pipes makes up for it.