Britney Spears surprised fans in North Carolina when she deviated from her usual tour set list and began singing a live cover of Alanis Morissette‘s “You Oughta Know.” The song became an anthem in the early ’90s to express grievances Alanis had with an ex, a feeling almost every woman can relate to, including Britney.

Britney Spears.

Read some of the lyrics:

“…Does she speak eloquently
And would she have your baby
I’m sure she’d make a really excellent mother

’cause the love that you gave that we made wasn’t able
To make it enough for you to be open wide, no
And every time you speak her name
Does she know how you told me you’d hold me
Until you died, till you died
But you’re still alive

And I’m here to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It’s not fair to deny me
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know…”

Britney’s rendition of Alanis’ song is actually sort of awesome. It’s one of the first times she sang live during her Circus tour. It’s incredible to watch Britney’s transformation over these last few years. Not only does she look incredible but sounds amazing as well. Check out the video and let us know what you think of Britney’s performance in the comments!

Comments (13)
  1. Terry Mena says:

    Britney rocks my socks. She has made a great turn around and I love her so much. When she shaved her head I did it too. I follow this girl and I agree with her every decision

  2. fcknsai says:

    i dont care wut anybody says…shes fckn awesome!!!! =D

  3. tammy says:

    she rocks

  4. blanca says:

    it alright

  5. lidia says:

    I thought she was really good singing that song “live” went 2 her concert @ staples & she was “awsome”

  6. cc says:

    she was really good

  7. cc says:

    ya she r0ocks txt miii 882711659

  8. MeE says:

    She sounds good. I am impressed, knowing that she hardly sings like, this one, i give her a round of applause, but Alanis’ is better.

  9. Aaron says:

    I love Alanis Morissette

  10. sandra says:

    britney looked weird when she was bald lolz

  11. cc says:

    hey britney merry xmas i luv ur music call me at 818 271 1659

  12. Lilmama says:

    I love her!!!! im in live with her!!!!

  13. Talia Gali says:

    don’t really get a rock vibe from the pop princess

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