Morissette’s 1995 hit was given a 21st century makeover on the ‘Late Late Show’.
Alanis Morissette’s 1996 hit ‘Ironic’ has taken a lot of flack over the years for some of its less-than-ironic lyrics (is rain on your wedding day really ironic?). But on Monday night’s edition of James Corden's 'Late Late Show', the song was given a modern re-working that we can all get behind.
Alanis Morissette has reworked ‘Ironic’ for the 21st century.
Wearing in a red beanie hat, resembling the one she wore in the song’s video, Morissette sat down for an acoustic rendition of the hit, with a few different lyrics. ’An old friend sending you a Facebook request and only find out they're racist after you accept,' Morissette began, before she was joined by host James Corden dressed in a matching outfit.
‘There’s free office cake on the first day of your diet, It's like they announce a new iPhone the day after you buy it,’ Corden sang. 'It's like swiping left on your future soulmate,' the duo continued. 'It's a SnapChat that you wish you had saved.'
The song also went on to reference a host of other modern problems, like a "funny tweet" that "nobody faves” and even cab service Uber. 'Ten thousand male late-night hosts, when all you want is just one woman, seriously!' Morissette sang to Corden.
'Ironic' first appeared on the Canadian singer’s Jagged Little Pill album, which went on to sell over 15 million copies in the US. Speaking about the legacy of ‘Ironic’, Morissette told Corden that she doesn’t get offended when people criticise the lack of actual ironies in the original song. “I mean, malapropisms; big f****** deal. It’s kind of like in traffic when you’re yelling at someone for cutting you off and you’re cutting someone off, too,” the singer added.
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