Alanis Morissette and James Corden Sing 'Ironic' -- But With a 2015 Twist!
By Zach Seemayer
In 1995, Alanis Morissette released her iconic single "Ironic," which went on to be one of her most popular songs and an anthem for the disaffected youth of America -- but does it still hold up in 2015?
Twenty years later, Morissette sat down with James Corden on The Late Late Show to debut her new version of "Ironic," with lyrics updated to fit the ironic situations people face in this day and age.
"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, joining Morissette on stage.
"It 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,"Corden and Morisette then sang, in harmony.
The new lyrics even addressed the long-standing debate surrounding Morissette's original version of the song, which describes several examples of things she refers to as being ironic -- such as "it's like rain on your wedding day" or "a traffic jam when you're already late" -- which aren't actually examples of irony.
In Corden and Morissette's updated rendition, they croon about what irony is, explaining, "It's singing 'Ironic'/ but there are no ironies." It was a conundrum Corden and Morissette fixed in this updated version, where most of the ironic examples actually fit the definition.
If you didn't already love James Corden (what's wrong with you?), it's impossible not to after this performance. We're not even going to suggest you didn't already love Alanis Morissette because that would be abject lunacy.