I admit that there are plenty more obvious places to start than this video, which is one of her few hits that came after the Jagged Little Pill record. The late nineties and mids were my most formative musical times, and they were guided by music videos. So imagine my shock at seeing a straight-up naked chick just hanging out in a music video. I barely had any idea who Alanis was at the time, but needless to say I stood up and paid attention after the release of this video. I just found this video to be so mesmerising and confronting. Just standing in the street, either being completely ignored or momentarily embraced by passing strangers.
Morissette wrote "Thank U" after returning from a trip to India in The song expresses the heartfelt gratitude which she felt at the time. It is written in common time and moves at a moderate tempo of 80 beats per minute. The song uses a simple chord progression alternating between a tonic C major chord, dominant G major chord, and the subdominant F major chord. The excitement generated sent the single to number two on the U.
Wang Chung's '80s classic "Dance Hall Days" is about how things can start simple but end up complex. First you "take your baby by the hand," but by the end she has an amethyst in her mouth. Kelly Rowland was the first Destiny's Child member to have a hit away from the group: her Nelly duet "Dilemma. With a message of acceptance and inclusivity, "True Colors" became a gay rights anthem. Jay-Z's version of "99 Problems" is a cover of a song by Ice-T with the lyrics changed to be about Jay's rise to fame.