Alanis Morissette

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2016 (The 2017 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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Jagged Little Pill (1995)

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You Oughta Know (1995)
Ironic (1995)

Alanis Morissette @ Wikipedia

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Will Alanis Morissette be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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She deserves it.. she reinvented women rock in the mid 90's. All we mostly had back then was men rock bands, she came solo and rocked!!..

Posted by Adrian Acuna on Saturday, 08.19.06 @ 11:43am


She rocks. For Jagged only she deserves it. Of course for the other albums too.

LOve, Sel.

Posted by Selena on Saturday, 08.19.06 @ 12:27pm


yes, of course. just watch Jagged Little Pill Live and you know why.

Posted by lidewij on Saturday, 08.19.06 @ 13:30pm


Jagged Little Pill changed musical landscapes during the 90's

Posted by ralphk on Saturday, 08.19.06 @ 14:11pm


She should totally be in there!! She opened doors that are still open, and has proved herself as an artist time and again.

Posted by gaw on Saturday, 08.19.06 @ 19:24pm


she's proven to be the best artist of all times.

Posted by ale on Saturday, 08.19.06 @ 20:06pm


her fan base drapes the world and unites as one. her music is not only inspirational but life-changing. she has a social charge of responsibility based on inquiries and discussion. alanis rocks and should be cemented in the hall of fame as she has cemented herself in so many of our hearts. peace. love. and plenty of transparent dangling carrots

Posted by M@tthew on Saturday, 08.19.06 @ 20:14pm


of course!! she's one of the best singers of all the times!!

xoxox

Posted by Roby on Sunday, 08.20.06 @ 11:24am


Of Course!

Posted by Bruno on Sunday, 08.20.06 @ 19:29pm


No else comes to close to what she's done, undoubtedly the best female artist to ever surface.

Posted by Trickee on Monday, 08.21.06 @ 19:04pm


Alanis deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her groundbreaking music. She rocks!

Posted by Staci on Tuesday, 08.22.06 @ 18:01pm


Alanis Morisette, the greatest artist of all time? Now I've heard everything. She was maybe the fourth best female singer-songwriter of the '90s. And her voice just annoys the living heck out of me.

Posted by A-Killa on Monday, 10.23.06 @ 09:32am


When I first heard Alanis Morissete she kind of scared me!she had all that anger in her early songs Alanis defintely needs consideration for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

Posted by DL on Thursday, 12.21.06 @ 15:41pm


if she doesn't get inducted it must probably mean that the world is deaf... literally

Posted by Rayner on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 17:33pm


Alanis rocks out!

If ever there was an arresting performance to get people's attention, "You Oughta Know" certainly fit that bill. And she doesn't seem to stop coming up with them.

Love Alanis. (Are there any Canadians in it yet?)

Posted by Moni3 on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 10:36am


The first album data from: 1991, "alanis". So 2016 is inducted to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, not 2020!!!

Posted by ironic on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 10:13am


It's pure sacrelige to not have God in the R&R HOF!

Posted by punster1941 on Thursday, 06.28.07 @ 23:43pm


I always thought that if Lois from Family Guy ever sang, Alanis is what she would sound like. What a godawful voice.

Posted by Creepozoid on Friday, 06.29.07 @ 23:14pm


"What a godawful voice."

Yea, she's certainly no Motley Crue or.... SURVIVOR, is she Creep?

Posted by shawn mc on Saturday, 06.30.07 @ 07:34am


Alanis Morissette should definitely without a doubt be a part of the rock and roll hall of fame. She is a true artist and has worked literally her whole life to be where she is today. She has sold millions and millions of albums which shows her music connects with fans. Also her music is legitimate. She doesn't sell out for what is 'in' at the moment. She has an authentic musical talent that is timeless, and when you listen to the radio, you hear her songs time and time again. That proves her music is still making an impact on our world.

Posted by Michael Brunnock on Wednesday, 08.1.07 @ 18:35pm


"Alanis Morisette was maybe the fourth best female singer-songwriter of the '90s. And her voice just annoys the living heck out of me."
Actually she was the best. She had the best selling album of the 90s and the best song, which was you oughta know. She won many grammys , and countless other awards. She beat out Mariah Carey, and big time legendary rock stars. She was only 20, and it was her debut in the American Music Industry.

Posted by Michael Brunnock on Wednesday, 08.1.07 @ 18:41pm


I really don't understand the love that this woman is getting on this site. 55% chance of induction, seriously? I don't see it. Now, I'm not saying she's terrible. I like some of her songs, particularly "Uninvited". But if you're going to elect Alanis, don't you also have to elect Jewel? And Sheryl Crow? And especially Sarah McLachlan? Those three, at least, appear to me to be more qualified than Morissette; in McLachlan's case, WAY more qualified.

Posted by A-Killa on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 18:36pm


Creepozoid hit the nail on the head. Alanis is totally what Lois' singing voice would sound like. Shawn just needs a tampon change.

Posted by Eddie on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 16:40pm


it sounds like those who are bashing her have clearly only listened to Jagged Little Pill. her voice has changed so much, and imagining Lois from Family Guy sounding like Alanis if she sang - that's the furthest from anything I could ever think of. She truly deserves to be in the hall of fame, just as she deserves everything else she's won.

anthony

Posted by anthony on Sunday, 03.30.08 @ 20:09pm


Alanis deserves entry, but frankly The Runaways (or at least Joan Jett) deserve entry in terms of pioneering rock females...however, in lieu of the ridiculous decision to not induct Jett or the Runaways, here's to Alanis.

Posted by Trey on Tuesday, 08.12.08 @ 17:53pm


Oh my God, I can't STAND Alanis. Her horrible nagging and whiny voice makes me sick to my stomach. If she ever comes on the radio I feel like smashing it. But I turn it off instead.

Posted by Stu on Friday, 08.15.08 @ 13:37pm


And for those of you who say "You've only listened to Jagged Little Pill, her voice has changed. I don't care. She still as Bart Simpson says "Sucks and Blows."

Posted by Stu on Friday, 08.15.08 @ 13:39pm


NO

Keep her out!!

She's almost as bad as Barenaked Ladies

Posted by Cubbs on Friday, 09.19.08 @ 18:23pm


People that like to listen to her music must like self imposed torture

Posted by Zxcvbnm on Sunday, 11.23.08 @ 13:39pm


You're wrong, Creepozoid and Eddie. Lois could outsing this bitch anyday.

Posted by Randy on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 01:15am


Alanis posseses the worst voice I've ever heard. She shouldn't even touch a microphone. Much less go near one. Horrible, just plain horrible. She makes Pat Benatar sound like an angel!!

Posted by Baby Jesus on Thursday, 12.25.08 @ 14:31pm


Another satanist. Listen to her evil nasal voice trying to summon the demons. Pure bloodlust.

From now on I will be known as "Kuman the Prophet"

Posted by Kuman the Prophet on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 13:46pm


I remember when she was a cast member on the show "You Can't Do That On Television". The hit Canadian filmed series on Nickelodeon from the '80's.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Monday, 06.29.09 @ 15:22pm


Nothing will stop "Hand In My Pocket" from being the worst song of all time

Posted by QuestKenneth on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 12:37pm


QuestKenneth....No argument there!!

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 12:38pm


Loved her in "Dogma", but I hate her singing. She'll probably make it in though. I wish she wouldn't though.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 08.31.09 @ 14:38pm


It's doubtful Philip. I don't think she has much of a chance, and she certainly shouldn't have!!

Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 01.2.10 @ 13:42pm


I hate her singing too...

Posted by Roby on Friday, 02.12.10 @ 12:20pm


The name "Morissette" has two e's in it, just like the word "gruesome" or the word "deplorable." Coincidence? I think not.

Posted by The Drummer on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 17:03pm


Well it appears I have run into one of those rare disasters pages on this site, comment wise, were everything (or pretty much everything) is just hollow commentary. Here, the first half of the comments are taken up by hyperbolic (as per usual) mostly useless, fan worship, some who have poor grammar (Ex: A comment courtesy of "Trickee": "No else comes to close to what she's done, undoubtedly the best female artist to ever surface") The second half is taken up by unnecessarily overly ill-mannered accounts that add absolutely nothing and are a waste of space (ex: the following comment courtesy of Stu: "And for those of you who say "You've only listened to Jagged Little Pill, her voice has changed. I don't care. She still as Bart Simpson says "Sucks and Blows.")

So what do I think of Alanis? Well, album wise, (though fans will object to this) her only culturally or musical significant success was the album "Jagged Little Pill." Nothing else she's done has contributed to rock and roll to higher its standards, or impact it positively or negatively at all. She has not risen above the crowd at all. So if one measures "Jagged Little Pill" as her magnum opus how does it then compare to similar one-album hits that resonated throughout the musical establishment? Would it be a Never Mind the Bollocks-style album? The answer is no. Never Mind the Bollocks was a revolutionary album which helped seriously impact the punk scene. Without the Bollocks, punk may have later gone in different directions. Jagged Little Pill in contrast was merely a commercially successful hit. The album wasn't even a significant turning point for post-grunge, the style it didn't even attempt to emulated. It was just as I said, a big hit. So in conclusion, Alanis Morissette does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 11:33am


So in conclusion, Alanis Morissette does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 11:33am

To specify just because I didn't, I'm referring to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the one in Cleveland. I have no problem with her being in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame if she isn't there already.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 11:37am


I've followed her career from JLP right through to Flavours Of Entanglement and i can honestly say there are few tracks that i dislike, she really did grow as an artist, her songs are really beautiful and at times anthemic. Alanis deserves her place in rock history.

Posted by Paul on Saturday, 11.13.10 @ 09:14am


For those of you voting yes, would you also induct Meat Loaf? At The Drive In? Spacehog? The Buggles? Hootie and the Blowfish?

Posted by Dave on Thursday, 11.18.10 @ 07:52am


No, they all sucked.

Posted by Paul on Thursday, 11.18.10 @ 10:21am


"No, they all sucked."

Their contributions are comparable to Alanis. If you open the doors to her just because you happen to be a fanboy, then you open the doors to any other one-album-wonder you care to name.

Posted by Dave on Thursday, 11.18.10 @ 10:45am


One album wonder? Thats harsh.
If Alanis is a one album wonder because one of her albums sold more copies than most acts do in their entire career then so is Jacko. Seriously, how on earth was she ever going to commercially top a 30 million selling album? The weird one never topped Thriller now did he? The follow up, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, sold close to ten million, not as huge but still a big hit. To this day she remains a very popular and respected female artist.

Posted by Paul on Thursday, 12.23.10 @ 17:30pm


I thought she was already in the rock hall of fame to be honest. She definetly deserves to be in rock hall of fame. She is one of the most influential female artists out there. I understand some may not like her voice, but she has changed from Jagged Little Pill and grown through her following abulms. Her lyrics are poetry. Aside from writing the music and the lyrics, she also plays several instruments. Her voice is raw and honest, which makes her influential and many girls look up to her. She speaks whats on her mind and does not hold back. We cannot leave rock to the men. Simply because you "don't like her voice" doesn't mean she shouldn't be in there. I say don't judge until you listen to some of her other abulms. Her Jagged Little Pill voice basically disappears in her next abulm. Jagged Little Pill made the splash because of how honest and unique she was. But I believe her other abulms are just as good. It would be a crime if she was not in the rock hall of fame.

Posted by Michelle on Wednesday, 08.29.12 @ 22:47pm


I thought she was already in the rock hall of fame to be honest. She definetly deserves to be in rock hall of fame. She is one of the most influential female artists out there. I understand some may not like her voice, but she has changed from Jagged Little Pill and grown through her following abulms. Her lyrics are poetry. Aside from writing the music and the lyrics, she also plays several instruments. Her voice is raw and honest, which makes her influential and many girls look up to her. She speaks whats on her mind and does not hold back. We cannot leave rock to the men. Simply because you "don't like her voice" doesn't mean she shouldn't be in there. I say don't judge until you listen to some of her other abulms. Her Jagged Little Pill voice basically disappears in her next abulm. Jagged Little Pill made the splash because of how honest and unique she was. But I believe her other abulms are just as good. It would be a crime if she was not in the rock hall of fame.

Posted by Michelle on Thursday, 08.30.12 @ 09:00am


She does deserve to get into the hall of fame. I have to admit she makes really good music, and is influential. Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Black Keys were all influenced by Alanis.

Posted by Dave on Tuesday, 10.9.12 @ 07:53am


Awesome

Posted by YOur mom on Thursday, 07.25.13 @ 15:00pm


What a d u m b c u n t. She needs to just go d i e.

Posted by YOur mom on Thursday, 07.25.13 @ 15:01pm


You Oughta Know * Hand In My Pocket * Ironic * You Learn * Thank U * Unsent * Hands Clean

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 07.20.14 @ 09:32am


You Oughta Know * Hand In My Pocket * Ironic * Head Over Feet * You Learn * Thank U * Unsent * Hands Clean

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 07.20.14 @ 09:42am


Since when is whining rock and roll?

Posted by Aurelio on Tuesday, 07.22.14 @ 14:30pm


I like Alanis. Her lyrics, although sometimes perplexing, yet somehow culminates into a coherent, penetrating truth. I've always respected that about Alanis. She commits herself dramatically to notes, and I often feel her angst and examination coming through. She is still relevant and important, and I'd like to see her in the Hall. Her unique voice and statement should be included in the Hall of Fame's catalogue.

Posted by Ira Baker on Sunday, 11.9.14 @ 08:33am


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Posted by Roy on Monday, 03.16.15 @ 21:37pm


Even if she's a one-album wonder, so are so many artists in the R&R HoF. I don't think she should go in first-year but 10 years down the line she can surely get in. She's the quintessential female singer-songwriter of the 90s.

Posted by dank on Thursday, 12.24.15 @ 10:01am


"Head Over Feet"is my favorite on JLP. It is not whiny, not angry, not caustic. It is happy, positive, not anti-man. Still rocks.

Posted by Anton on Thursday, 10.5.17 @ 02:32am


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