Alanis Morissette’s Hilarious New Version of ‘Ironic’ Takes on the Social Media Age

Isn’t it ironic? Wait, what isn’t ironic these days?

You’d be hard-pressed to mentally conjure a singer-songwriter more earnest than Alanis Morissette. Her most famous song, “Ironic,” off of Jagged Little Pill (which turns 20 this year, so you’re officially 100 years old) includes heart-felt lyrics like “It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay. It’s a death row pardon two minutes too late,” and they mean exactly what they mean, because there was no such thing as irony in 1995. But a lot has changed since then, maybe for the worse in a lot of ways. 

To showcase her ability to “advance with the times,” Alanis reworked “Ironic” into something a little more 2015 for a segment of James Corden’s Late Late Show, including new lyrics about Tinder, getting Facebook requests from racist friends and family members, and writing funny tweets that no one likes. 

If this makes you eager to dive back into the pre-FB world of Alanis, there’s a pretty cool 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Jagged Little Pill that you can get.