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We May Finally Know Who Alanis Morissette Wrote "You Oughta Know" About

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More than 20 years after it first hit the airwaves, Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" is still one of our favorite songs from the '90s.

Not only is it a staple of our "breakup song" playlists to this day, the hit also marked a major turning point in the singer's career. "You Oughta Know," like the rest of the album Jagged Little Pill, transitioned Morissette from pop music to alternative rock.

Morissette in 1995.USA Today

But the real lasting legacy of the tune is the mystery surrounding it. There's no denying that the song is an angry ode to an ex-boyfriend, and Morissette admits it was inspired by one of her own breakups.

Nailing down exactly who Morissette was writing about has consumed music fans since 1995.

Future 'Friends' star Matt Leblanc cozied up with Morissette in her video for "Walk Away."Universal Music

The list of suspects includes everyone from pro hockey player Mike Peluso to Friends star Matt Leblanc, who was featured in the music video for Morissette's song "Walk Away."

For years, Full House star Dave Coulier's name has come up again and again as the most likely candidate. But as the actor revealed in an interview, the truth is more complicated.

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