Alanis Morissette updates ‘Ironic’ to reflect today’s first world problems

Cool Sh*t / 6 February 2019

Prepare yourself for all the ‘lols’, this is an absolute must watch.

Alanis Morissette’s ‘Ironic’ track first entered our ears and won over our hearts back in 1995, and since then, continues to be one of the greatest classics of the 90s.

Fast forward 20+ years though and it would seem that Morissette has reconsidered exactly what she believes to be ‘ironic’ in the current day. Making a special appearance on ‘The Late Late Show’ with host James Corden, Morissette’s new take on the 90s tune reflects ALL of those modern day problems.

From navigating the tumultuous realm of Facebook friendships to vaping, Netflix and flight cultre – catch the full modern reinterpretation for yourself here. Having already clocking up over 20 million views on YouTube, this is worth watching.

In a quiet office and don’t have headphones? Get the full list of lyrics here –

An old friend sends you a Facebook request
You only find out they’re racist after you accept
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
And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
It’s like swiping left on your future soulmate
It’s a Snapchat that you wish you had saved
It’s a funny tweet that nobody faves
And who would’ve thought it figures

It’s a traffic jam when you try to use Waze
A no-smoking sign when you brought your vape
It’s 10,000 male late-night hosts when all you want is just one woman, seriously!
It’s singing the duet of your dreams, and then Alanis Morissette shouting at you
And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
A little too ironic, and yeah I really do think

It’s like you’re first class on a Southwest plane
Then you realize that every seat is the same
It’s like Amazon but your package never came
And who would’ve thought it figures

It’s like Netflix but you own DVDs
It’s a free ride but your Uber’s down the street
It’s singing “Ironic,” but there are no ironies
And who would’ve thought it figures

Need a refresher on the original track? Crank the volume, don a scrunchy and sing along.