Video: 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.
On the Late Late Show with James Corden, Alanis Morisette gamely gave the lyrics of her 1995 hit “Ironic” a 2015 spin. Appearing in a red ski hat and braids in a wink at the original music video, Morisette was joined by a similarly coiffured Corden to sing refrains like “An old friend sends you a Facebook request / and you only forget they’re racist after you accept.”
“It’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,” they sing. Delightfully, Morisette even makes fun of the fact that “Ironic” contains almost no ironies, as my frustrated Year 7 English teacher kept trying to teach us.