Alanis Morissette is a Canadian singer and one of the biggest alt-rock acts of the 1990s. One of her classic songs, “Ironic,” has turned 20, and the Late Late Show has done an updated version of this angsty classic.
They have modernized it with references to Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Tinder, and more. Here’s a sample of the lyrics:
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
This is the original:
Here is the version of Corden, complete with red beanie and long hair:
Featured image via YouTube screenshot.