'You Oughta Know' topped Alternative Airplay...even if she didn't remember recording her U.S. breakthrough.
"She played here acoustically and, as we were watching, we got the sense that she will be a force to be reckoned with. We all just thought, 'Wow, this is a moment we'll all remember.' "
In the July 15, 1995 Billboard, Brian Phillips, then-PD at WNNX Atlanta, recalled the impact of a 20-year-old Alanis Morissette, who'd played for the station as Maverick/Reprise set up her first U.S. album, Jagged Little Pill. The next issue, lead single "You Oughta Know" rose 2-1 on the Alternative Airplay chart (then-named Modern Rock Tracks) dated July 22, 1995, marking Morissette's first No. 1 song.
Further reinforcing Phillips' assessment, the album has sold 15.2 million copies domestically, ranking as the third-best-selling set since Nielsen Music/MRC Data began tracking sales in 1991.