Alanis Morissette just brought back ‘You Oughta Know’ in the best way possible
Since kicking off her 1989 tour, Taylor Swift has been treating fans to a slew of special guests every single show. In fact, since performing three of her five shows in Los Angeles, Swift has brought out Kobe Bryant, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Rock, Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba, Sean O’Pry, and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder. And you thought you were busy.
Yesterday, Swift topped off her third evening in Los Angeles with a groundbreaking performance with none other than Alanis Morissette.
“She defined the music of her decade,” Swift told the audience before Morissette took the stage. “She inspired a generation of confessional female singer-songwriters who all of a sudden felt like you could actually say these raw feelings you had. You could sing about your real life, you could put detail to it, you could get really really mad if you wanted to. And I think it’s fair to say that so many of the female singer-songwriters of my generation, including myself, would not write the way we do without her and her music. And she has written some of the most brilliant music – in particular probably inarguably the greatest breakup song of all-time.”
That’s something coming from a confessional songwriter like Swift! Then again, “You Oughta Know” is by far one of the most raw and unapologetic breakup songs the world has ever known.
Here’s a snippet of their fiery performance, courtesy of the Staples Center.
And another . . . just for good measure:
Alanis wasn’t even the first guest to appear at last night’s show. Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks joined Swift on stage for a rendition of “Goodbye Earl” and Ellen DeGeneres strutted out in a silver TSwift getup while Taylor performed “Style.”
Swift’s world tour will come to a close on December 12 in Melbourne, Australia.
P.S. Taylor, if you end up running out of surprise guests, we’re always available for a cool fee of $FREE.
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