Melanie Fiona Covers Alanis Morissette’s ‘Ironic’ for Billboard

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona has been covering Alanis Morissette’s ’90s hit “Ironic” during her live shows. The Canadian powerhouse performed a stripped-down version for Billboard’s Candid Covers series. With just a guitarist and a mic, she put her soulful spin on the pop-rock tune.

“It’s a great song that really cut through in pop culture when I was a kid,” said Melanie. “I was instantly reminded, without even hearing the record, back to that moment, the connection of what it is, the highs and lows of life, and the beautiful journey of how life can be so high up here and just go right down to the bottom. Sometimes the only way to describe that is ironic.”

Plus, watch her perform her latest single “Wrong Side of a Love Song” off her sophomore album The MF Life.

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27 Comments

  1. Critic

    Beautiful cover of “Ironic”.
    Gotta love Melanie Fiona!
    So underrated.

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    Realist : Navy-Nazi Reply:

    @Critic, so sO SO underrated.

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  2. BeReal

    I love her voice, she’s such an underrated bombshell. Beautiful and the voice to match her amazing look

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  3. MinajRules2012

    Another FLOP, waste of industry space…Girl bye!!

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, girl, shut up. You like Fist Brown. You have no taste.

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    Robert Reply:

    @Cranberry, PREACH.

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  4. poe

    great next single choice!!!!

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  5. Kyle

    As far as I’m concerned, Melanie Fiona and Elle Varner are the freshest faces of R&B music right now. I actually prefer Melanie’s accoustic performances over her regualar ones; and that says A LOT about her artistry. I hope “The MF Life” racks up some Grammy nominations later this year (which I’m sure it will).

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Kyle, As far as I’M concerned, she can just SIT, because she doesn’t sell. It’s IRONIC how all her “fans” flood these posts, yet she’s a FLOP…Hmmm.

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    Ant21 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, you need help buddy

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    Treyy Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, how about you go worry about getting Nicki Minaj platinum in America…

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    Fa Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, i can’t believe how people are proud to be fans of people who sell(out)…No wonder todays charts are full of YAAA YOOO artists! It is a very difficult time fo real artistry!
    Minaj is NOT an artist in my book

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    Asa Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, wut, there’s barely any comments at all.

    People always blame the fans, for the masses faults. SMH

    Fans do buy shit, it’s everyone else that pushes people over though. Without exposure, which usually comes with selling your soul and doing music you don’t want, you’re not going to reach all the randoms.

    Nevermind all the derps who bitch about how bad music is today, but are too lazy to actually look around for the talent just waiting to be given the time to shine.

    Have two seats.

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  6. Raymond

    Her voice is beautiful, but she’s far from being a success story.

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    Treyy Reply:

    @Raymond,

    2 Grammy’s. A Gold 1st album. 2 #1 R&B hits. 3 top 10 R&B hits. A standout BET Awards performance. One of the ONLY true R&B females left in the game. All in the last 3 years.

    She’s not a success?

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    Fa Reply:

    @Treyy, amen to that!

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  7. RealIssh

    Melanie deserves all the success in the world .
    It’s rare that a song puts me to tears but Wrong Side Of A Love Song does . Too beautiful .

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  8. Kenyon Green

    MF alright with me!

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  9. MH

    I love Melanie soooooooo much! She and Elle Varner make me so happy, they have such great music. I hope she continues to do her thing and not let the fact that she isn’t a big seller discourage her. Beautiful performances.

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  10. yasss

    Man this is true talent!! I’m here for MF

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  11. BC

    Beautiful cover…..

    Melanie’s great! And on top of that…a beautiful spirit.

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  12. Monnoca

    She is so talented and SO UNDERRATED. True R&B fans are behind her, I feel like, but more people need to get out and actually SUPPORT the girl. Celebrate true SKILL, not autotune and lipsyncing.

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    Lou Reply:

    @Monnoca, Well said!!!

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  13. Adrianna

    Lovely voice! I wish she would cover Lana del Rey’s “Blue Jeans.” Mateo did it, put an R&B twist on it and killed it. But everyone else just sings it exactly as Lana does. Anyway, The MF Life is a great album. “I Been That Girl” & “Wrong Side of a Love Song” are my favorites.

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  14. Jordan Gabriel

    She’s such a class act.

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  15. Slimothy Cricket

    I remember singin Ironic with my friends in 4th grade on the bus. “It’s like rainnnn on ya wedding day!!”

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  16. Lou

    Well Said!! Great performer and real!!

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