Label: Maverick - WPCR-404,Reprise Records - WPCR-404,WEA Japan - WPCR-404 • Format: CD Single • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock, Pop •
It was written by Morissette and Glen BallardAlanis Morissette - You Learn also produced the entire album. Maverick and Warner Bros. Records released the song as the album's fifth single. Musically, the song speaks of the importance of poor decision making in life by explaining that these decisions can teach valuable lessons.
The album title is taken from the line "Swallow it down what a jagged little pill ". The song received generally positive reviews from most music critics, many highlighting the song as an album standout. The song was a commercial success globally, only charting in North America and the Oceanic regions.
A music video was Alanis Morissette - You Learn for the single, showing Morissette walking through the streets. During the time of making the album and "You Learn", Morissette later revealed that during her stay Alanis Morissette - You Learn Los Angeles, she was robbed on a deserted street by a man with a gun. After the robbery, Morissette developed an intense and general angst and suffered daily panic attacks. She was hospitalized and attended psychotherapy sessions, but it didn't improve her emotional status.
As Morissette later revealed in interviews, she focused all her inner problems on the soul-baring lyrics of the album for her own health. According to Morissette, Ballard was the first collaborator who encouraged her to express her emotions. After the release of the parent album Jagged Little Pillthe album did not instantly become a success and was limited. To promote Радуга-Дуга - Валерия - Страна Любви, "You Learn" was chosen as the fourth single on the studio album.
An acoustic version of the song from Morissette's live album Alanis Unplugged was released as a single in some countries in Another acoustic version was recorded for the album Jagged Little Pill Acoustic The title of the parent album, "Jagged Little Pill", comes from a line in the first verse: "Swallow it Dog & Panther - Giant Hands (File), like a jagged little pill.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic highlighted "You Learn" as an album standout, but rated the song separately two-and-a-half out of five stars. There it goes again with its iconic beauty and all. A reviewer from the CultureFusion publication also highlighted the song, saying "It highlights the album fairly well, creating a mood of "pissed but positive.
It's another great track and was well worth the single status. Glad it's still popular! The song was her third consecutive number one single in Canada off the album and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hotcharting high from strong airplay off the back of "Ironic". It managed to peak at number one on the U.
Pop Songs chart and number seven on the U. Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song had debuted at number twenty-four on the UK Singles Alanis Morissette - You Learn but had descended the charts finishing at number seventy-three then falling out.
The song debuted at number thirty-two on the Australian Singles Chart. The song later peaked at number twenty after five weeks there, and stayed in the charts for twelve weeks in total.
The song debuted at number Alanis Morissette - You Learn on the New Zealand Singles Chart. There were two music videos produced for the single. The original music video, directed by Liz Friedlanderstarts with Morissette, hair in dreadlocks, handstanding in her apartment. She puts on a white jacket and leaves the apartment by the fire escape and carelessly crosses the street, causing a huge multi-car accident and an ensuing riot.
Morissette ignores the riot, walking on top of the cars that get in her way. After passing by a fire truck, Morissette arrives at an indoor basketball arena on a horse where she, now in a red jacket, successfully throws a ball passed to her to the ring.
Morissette then exits the arena to the street where she does backflips through it. By the time she finishes, she's wearing a grey jacket. She randomly kisses a man on the same street and then runs to an unfinished bridge, now wearing a green jacket. She jumps from the ledge and lands wearing a blue jacket and soon engages in a pie fight with a group of people, including her touring drummer Taylor Hawkins. Suddenly, Morissette emerges in a boxing ring wearing a black jacket and boxing gloves and faces off with a woman in complete boxing gear.
The woman punches her in the face, knocking Morissette to the mat. Morissette staggers to her feet and wobbly exits the ring and walks out of the gym as the video ends. The video was shot on February 11, in New York's meat packing district. Morissette also is never seen singing throughout the duration of the clip. The second music video was the music video featuring Morissette with her band live on a live performance. Some included her performing from the MTV Unplugged video.
The live version was used instead of the album version. It was performed at her Junkie Tour and the Australian leg as well. Another acoustic version was featured for the single on her Jagged Little Pill Acoustic album. An instrumental version also leaked online. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the song by Takida, see You Learn Takida song. Retrieved 6 November Pop 'stache. Culture Fusion Reviews.
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