As part of a lineage that includes musical icons such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Rush and Leonard Cohen, Alanis Morissette remains one of Canada’s most cherished icons. Picked from a unique catalogue built on her own distinctive style, the best Alanis Morissette songs range from heartfelt ballads to rock anthems rife with angst and 90s alienation, and prove why she remains the voice of a generation..
Listen to the best of Alanis Morissette here, and check out our 20 best Alanis Morissette songs, below.
20: Numb (from ‘Havoc And Bright Lights’, 2012)
After the release of 1995’s Jagged Little Pill, Morissette has had no trouble creating rockier, more urgent arrangements for her songs, with Numb sporting melodic violin parts which enhance the impact of the already menacing, electric guitar-led song. Despite its somewhat fatalist lyrics, the track provides a solid centrepiece to the Havoc And Bright Lights album, thanks to its articulate composition and fresh sound.