You Oughta Know

You Oughta Know (Alanis Morissette)

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"You Oughta Know" is a song collaboratively written by Alanis Morissette, performed by Flea and Dave Navarro and produced by Glen Ballard for Morissette's third album Jagged Little Pill (1995).

The song reached number one on Billboard magazine's Modern Rock Tracks chart in the U.S. and charted at number four in Australia and number 22 in the United Kingdom. Launching Morissette's career, and the album, Jagged Little Pill, to the top, the coarse language and piercing vocals were a jolt to mainstream pop music. "You Oughta Know" was not eligible for the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1995 because a retail single was not released, but it reached number 13 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and the top ten on the Top 40 Mainstream chart. A live version of the song, recorded at the 1996 Grammy Awards ceremony on February 28, was a B-side on the retail single for "You Learn", and Billboard credited the single's Hot 100 number-six peak position to "You Learn"/"You Oughta Know".

Red Hot Chili Peppers band members Flea and Dave Navarro performed bass and guitar, respectively, on the song. In 2010, Navarro reflected upon the recording, stating that: "Flea and I did that song together in the studio. It...

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