Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" Rewritten to Be Actually Ironic
Isn't it ironic? Yes, it finally is, thanks to two sisters, Eliza and Rachael Hurwitz, who rewrote Alanis Morissette's 1995 hit song "Ironic" to reflect things that are actually ironic.
Unlike the musician's original hit — which claimed, the the ire of grammar-philes everywhere, that things like "rain on your wedding day" and "a black fly in your Chardonnay" was ironic — the Hurwitz sisters' remix gets literal. Starts the song, "An old man turned 98. he won the lottery and died the next day from a severe paper cut from his lottery ticket."
So, yes, the Hurwitz sisters have "an editorial way of helping you out when your song about irony is wrong and everyboyd says it to your face." We'd feel sorry for Morissette, but, as she herself would say, she oughta know.
Watch Morissette's original below: