Olivia Rodrigo Duets With Alanis Morissette on ‘You Oughta Know’ in L.A.

The artists previously interviewed one another for a 2021 Rolling Stone story
Olivia Rodrigo
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After singing “Complicated” with Avril Lavigne last month in Toronto, Olivia Rodrigo once again nodded to her musical roots last night (May 24) during the first of two shows at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, bringing out Alanis Morissette for a duet on the latter’s 1995 classic “You Oughta Know.”

Morissette sang the first verse of the track, with Rodrigo handling the second before the two artists shared the chorus. “That’s truly the craziest thing that ever happened to me,” the 19-year-old Rodrigo enthused afterward. “She’s such an angel.”

Rodrigo and Morissette are already well acquainted, having interviewed one another for a Rolling Stone story in 2021. Morissette previously joined Taylor Swift to cover “You Oughta Know” in 2015.

Rodrigo has also been performing another mid-’90s female empowerment anthem, No Doubt’s “Just a Girl” at her recent shows in support of her massively successful debut album, Sour. The tour wraps Friday in San Francisco before resuming with a European leg on June 11 in Hamburg.

As for Morissette, she starts a European tour with special guest Beth Orton on June 9 in Copenhagen. She will then return to North America for summer dates in tandem with Garbage. “You Oughta Know” was a key component of Morissette’s musical Jagged Little Pill, which ran for two years on Broadway before closing last December due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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