Sunday, January 23, 2005

Alanis Morissette or Joan Osbourne?

Dennis Monokroussos writes:

Just a quick pop culture correction for your blog: the song "If God was One of Us" is by Joan Osbourne, not Alanis Morrisette.

BV: Good to hear from you, Dennis. What do you mean by 'by'? "Sung by' or 'written by'? My impression is that the song was sung by Joan Osbourne and also by Alanis Morissette (note double 's' but single 'r'), but written by one Eric Bazilian.

I'm not sure which version I heard. In my post I referred to the song as an Alanis Morissette song, which seems correct, although you may be right if what you mean is that Joan Osbourne made it popular.