Alanis Morissette’s 1995 smash hit song ‘Ironic’ was a huge success, making the top 5 in the music charts of Australia, Canada, the U.S. and Norway. The song went on to get nominated for two Grammys and its video which featured Morissette singing in a car with various versions of herself was nominated for 6 MTV video music awards.
Do you listen to Alanis Morissette’s smash hit ‘Ironic’ and think “this is my life”? Sure, we’ve all had those days that seem to be against us. But in today’s current economic climate, I don’t think there’s many of us finding “a black fly in your chardonnay”, it’s more likely to be a Special Brew or White Ace cider for us struggling millennials.
However, over the years the song has raised a few questionable eyebrows from pedants across the English-speaking world for it’s lack of actual ironies in the song. In fact, the whole song appears to be unfortunate coincidences.
In fact, Alanis even makes light of this in her new interpretation of the song “It’s singing ironic, when there are no ironies, and who would have thought it figures“.
Sure, maybe some of her song feels a little dated now, but fear not! Alanis is here with an update to help you feel at one with the song once more. And this time, she’s taking on technology and all of your #FirstWorldProblems.
20 years later and Morissette is back to perform her humorous version of her now legendary song. Accompanied by James Corden who appropriately came dressed as her, the two sang on The Late Late Show their new interpretation.
Don’t forget to watch Alanis Morisette’s updated version of ‘Ironic’ in the video below.
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