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Watch Alanis Morissette, James Corden Update ‘Ironic’ Lyrics

Pair reference Tinder, Snapchat in 2015 take on singer’s Nineties hit

While promoting the 20th anniversary reissue of Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette has been refurbishing her classic hit, “Ironic.” Following a clucking cover with Meghan Trainor on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the singer-songwriter paired up with James Corden to debut a more current take on the track.

For their Late Late Show duet, Corden and Morissette revived the singer’s thick braid and red ski cap look from the song’s video while singing about Tinder, Facebook and Snapchat. “There’s free office cake on the first day of your diet,” Corden sings early in the track. “It’s like they announce a new iPhone the day after you buy it.”

Later in the cover, the pair begin to playfully jab each other after Morissette sings a line about the lack of women hosting late-night shows. “It’s 10,000 male late-night hosts when all you want is just one woman, seriously,” she sings directly at Corden. “It’s like singing the duet of your dreams and then Alanis Morissette is shouting at you,” Corden responds jokingly.

The expanded, collector’s edition reissue of Jagged Little Pill is out now via Rhino.


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