"That I Would Be Good"
Single by Alanis Morissette
from the album Alanis Unplugged and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Released 1999
Format CD single
Recorded September 18, 1999
Genre Alternative
Length 4:07
Label Maverick
Writer(s) Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard
Producer Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette singles chronology

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"So Pure"
"That I Would Be Good"
"King of Pain"

"That I Would Be Good" is a song by Alanis Morissette that was first featured on her 1998 album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie. An acoustic live version of the song was recorded during a session for MTV Unplugged on September 18, 1999. It was released as a single for the album Alanis Unplugged on February 8, 2000.

The lyrics relate Morissette's intimate feelings being judged, insecurity and self-doubt.

According to Morissette on VH1 Storytellers, the song was written during a time when there were many people in her house and she retreated to her closet to write the lyrics. She also confirmed that she wrote the lyrics and then the music at different times.

Track listingEdit

  1. "That I Would Be Good" (MTV Unplugged) – 4:07
  2. "Would Not Come" (Reverb live) – 4:11
  3. "Forgiven" (Reverb live) – 5:11
  4. "I Was Hoping" (99X live) – 4:37


Kelly Clarkson covered "That I Would be Good" during her "All I Ever Wanted" tour. The song was mashed up with Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody."

The song appeared on the popular teen drama Dawson's Creek twice in relation to one of the show's lead characters Jennifer played by Michelle Williams.

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