It’s been 20 years since Alanis Morissette released Jagged Little Pill and gifted the world with “Ironic,” a song regarded by many as an iconic track of the ’90s. But in a world that has changed so drastically in the past two decades, the lyrics of the hit single have started to seem a bit dated. To remedy this, the 41-year-old singer sat down with James Corden on Monday’s episode of The Late Late Show to celebrate the 20-year-annivesary of her album by performing a modernized version of “Ironic.”
The updated song includes lyrics meant to appeal to today’s generation such as, “An old friend sends you a Facebook request and you only find out they’re racist after you accept,” and “It’s like swiping left on your future soul mate. It’s a Snapchat that you wish you had saved. It’s a funny tweet that nobody faves. And who would have thought, it figures.”
Morissette and the host even address criticism of the original track: it doesn’t actually include any ironic situations. “It’s singing ‘Ironic’ but there are no ironies,” they belt out.
See the full video below:
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