She also brought out Ellen DeGeneres and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour continued with special guest Alanis Morissette. During her show at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Monday, Swift brought out the famed singer, who just celebrated the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking album, Jagged Little Pill.
“She defined the music of her decade,” Swift said before introducing Morissette. “She inspired a generation of confessional female singer-songwriters who all of a sudden felt like you could actually say these raw feelings that you had. You could actually sing about your real life, you could put detail to it, you could get really, really made 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 that 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.”
Morissette then joined Swift, who — let’s be real — has written some pretty excellent breakup songs, on the stage to perform an impassioned version of “You Oughta Know.”
Here’s a clip from the performance:
But the party didn’t start with Morissette’s performance. Earlier in the set, Swift brought out Ellen DeGeneres to hang out for “Style”…
…And Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks to sing the band’s classic song “Goodbye Earl.”
Monday was Swift’s third of five shows at the Staples Center, where she was presented with a banner marking her record-setting 16 sold-out shows on Friday. (Kobe Bryant celebrated with her, no big deal.) Over the past few days in Los Angeles, Swift brought out Bryant, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Rock, Uzo Aduba, Sean O’Pry, and Mary J. Blige. For those keeping score, the North American leg of the 1989 tour continues through October.
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