Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Video: Alanis Morissette And James Corden Sing An Updated 'Ironic'

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

Alanis Morissette joined Late, Late Show host James Corden for an updated version of "Ironic" that incorporates Tinder, Amazon and Uber. "Ironic" came out in 1995 on Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, lamenting on what it's like to have 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife or when it rai-ai-ains on your wedding day.

For the 2015 Ironic, the Canadian musician and Corden both donned the same long, dark braids and red beanies that she wore in her original music video while singing about some modern troubles: being first class, but it's a Southwest plane; accepting a Facebook friend request from an old friend and learning they're racist; and swiping left on your soulmate. At one point, Morissette comments on how there are no female late night hosts, but a whole lot of males ones.

The song also acknowledges the debate over whether or not the situations depicted in the original hit were actually ironic.