Taylor Swift and her 1989 Tour have been rolling across North America this summer like a true juggernaut, making as many headlines for the special guests — Lorde! Walk The Moon! Echosmith! Joan Baez! — as the shows themselves. With Swift in the middle of a five-night run at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, you knew the pop singer would bust out some big guns.
And that’s what happened last night, as Swift welcomed Alanis Morissette up on stage to belt out a rousing cover of ’90s alt-rock hit “You Oughta Know.” And Swift gave Morissette one hell of an introduction. It was like a Hall of Fame intro.
“[She] defined the music of her decade,” Swift began, without naming her guest. “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 into it, you could get really, really mad if you wanted to. And I think that it is 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.”
She then declared “You Oughta Know” the “greatest breakup song of all time.”
Watch the video of the duet below, and shout-out to the person who filed this; those are some pretty great seats.