Throwback Tuesday : ‘Ironic’ By Alanis Morissette

‘It’s like rain on your wedding day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
Who would’ve thought, it figures!’

It’s alt-rock Goddess Alanis Morissette gracing our Throwback Tuesday post y’all!


Considering that I’ve harped on and on AND ON AND ON about the sheer brilliance of Alanis’s 1995 international début album ‘Jagged Little Pill‘ and her third album overall (she released two albums prior to her breakthrough – 1991’s ‘Alanis‘ and 1992’s ‘Now Is The Time‘), I really do not have anything new to write about on this post. Ironic – don’t you think? Considering that I’m the blabber-blogger supreme? Thank you very much. Raise your hands if  you remember the words to almost every song on the album, and if listening to the songs take you back to school or college – depending on when you were musically inclined enough to savor the magnanimity of the album. I see y’all doing back-flips.

The stats say it all – THE best-selling album of the 90’s with an astounding 33 million units sold globally, spending 12 weeks atop the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and winning 5 Grammy’s including the prestigious Album Of The Year trophy, ‘Jagged Little Pill‘ is a remarkably jaded and angst-ridden extravaganza that unleashes every emotion inside of you, literally making you smirk after a point. The emotions are raw and genuine, the lyrics are brutally honest and fascinating, and Alanis sounds positively divine – an abrasive mix of caustic and eclectic.

We all have our own faves on the album, and mine is the incredible ‘Ironic‘. I identify with this song the most, cuz the song teaches you to laugh at all that’s going on around you – that the ironies of life can actually be quite funny. The insane lyrics have been delivered by Alanis by a brazen yet subtle conviction that emphasize her genuineness, and it’s not too difficult to understand why the song was a monumental smash. It still remains her highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at # 4.

Check out the Stephane Sednaoui directed video right here :