CSPC: Alanis Morissette Popularity Analysis



The list is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each song. Therefore, these figures are not merged units of singles formats. Instead, it includes weighted sales of the song’s physical single, download, ringtone and streaming as well as its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

1. 1995 – Alanis MorissetteIronic [Jagged Little Pill]16,060,000
2. 1995 – Alanis MorissetteYou Oughta Know [Jagged Little Pill]7,910,000
3. 1998 – Alanis MorissetteThank U [Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie]5,300,000
4. 1995 – Alanis MorissetteHand in My Pocket [Jagged Little Pill]5,140,000
5. 1995 – Alanis MorissetteYou Learn [Jagged Little Pill]4,280,000
6. 1995 – Alanis MorissetteHead over Feet [Jagged Little Pill]3,590,000
7. 2002 – Alanis MorissetteHands Clean [Under Rug Swept]2,260,000
8. 1998 – Alanis MorissetteThat I Would Be Good [Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie]1,220,000
9. 1995 – Alanis MorissetteAll I Really Want [Jagged Little Pill]1,110,000
10. 2004 – Alanis MorissetteEverything [So-Called Chaos]950,000

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Great article! It’s a shame Alanis hasn’t seen much success after Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, it’s also very curious and impressive how much Jagged Little Pill still stands up the test of time. I’m curious to see if her new album will, at least, generate higher numbers than Havoc and Bright Lights. I’d love to, it’s a very good album!

On a sidenote: can you analyze Nelly Furtado’s career? Considering she went indie a few years ago I think it’d be an interesting study case.

Thomas Christiansen

2020 is the year Alanis will release her first studio album in 8 years. It also marks the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough smash album “Jagged Little Pill”. Looking at Spotify the album still holds up well: All I Really Want – 16.8M You Oughta Know – 99.2M Perfect – 9.0M Hand In My Pocket – 78.8M Right Through You – 9.4M Forgiven – 7.1M You Learn – 61.3M Head Over Feet – 51.5M Mary Jane – 7.0M Ironic – 205.9M Not the Doctor – 7.3M Wake Up – 5.1M Your House – 7.2M Total – 565.7M The big one… Read more »


Alanis Morissette announces new album. ‘Such Pretty Forks in the Road’ will be released on May 1, 2020′. I would really like to see a major turnaround happening for Alanis.


According to Korea’s local magazine, JLP shipped 150k in 1996 (article in 11/12/1996). Although catalog sales may be tiny, it would also end up a bit higher than 150k, right? Also, Falling Into you (Korean name: Because You Loved Me) shipped 300k in 1996 according the the same article, and Let’s Talk About Love shipped 310k in 1998 (article in 11/12/1998). Maybe you already have some of these figures, what is your eventual estimates for these albums there?


Music Box by Mariah Carey actually reached 1 million in South Korea by 11/12/1996.The same article that onfirmed Daydream sold 600k, Because You Love Me sold 300k, JLP sold 150k, etc. Other articles also can be found on chosun.com.

[…] femininas mais bem sucedidas da História, tendo o seu álbum de estreia internacional movido mais de 40 milhões de unidades equivalentes a álbuns. Tais números tornaram Jagged Little Pill num dos maiores e mais bem sucedidos títulos de sempre. […]


It would be great to seeTina Turner “chartmasters” analys.

Jorge Neto

The sales of Now is the Time are different on page 5 and 12, which one is the correct?