Monday 5 December 2016

‘It’s like swiping left on your soulmate’ – Alanis Morissette updates Ironic lyrics for 2015

Published 11/11/2015 | 11:49

James Corden and Alanis Morissette sing 'Ironic' on The Late Late Show
James Corden and Alanis Morissette sing 'Ironic' on The Late Late Show

Alanis Morissette updated the lyrics to her 1995 hit Iconic to incorporate Snapchat, Facebook, iPhones and more for 2015.

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The Canadian singer appeared on The Late Late Show in the US on Monday and sang the updated song with host James Corden.

New lyrics included, "It's like swiping left on your future soulmate," and "An old friend sends you a Facebook request and you only find out they're racist after you accept".

She also sang, "It's like they announce a new iPhone the day after you buy it" and "a Snapchat that you wish you had saved" and referenced Netflix, Amazon, Twitter and Uber too.

The 41-year-old singer also took a pop at TV for the lack of female hosts.

"It’s ten thousand male late-night hosts when all you want is just one woman, seriously" she quipped.

Morissette has long been criticised for the song since it doesn't actually include any ironic situations and she tackled that issue with the lyric, "It's singing ironic but there are no ironies".

It's the 20th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill, Alanis' international debut album which has sold 15m units in the US alone and became one of the most culturally iconic records of the 90s.

A Jagged Little Pill 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition featuring remixed tracks and bonus material is now available.

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