Taylor Swift teams with Hayley Williams in Nashville for 'That's What You Get': Watch it here!

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One of the highlights of Taylor Swift’s massive Speak Now tour is the portion of the show that finds her covering songs by artists who hail from whatever city she happens to be playing in that night.

When she made her way to Newark, New Jersey, she whipped out Bon Jovi, while Detroit was treated to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” And who could forget the massive singalong to Tal Bachman’s “She’s So High” in Toronto?

On Friday night, Swift played Nashville, the town she currently calls home and the origin point for most of the country world. Would she choose a country classic to cover, or would she go meta and cover one of her own songs?

Ultimately, she called on Paramore singer and fro-yo pal Hayley Williams, who joined Swift on stage for a run through Paramore’s “That’s What You Get.” This news positively delighted everybody in the crowd, as Williams got a massive crowd pop when she was announced.

Were they excited to see her team up with her famous friend, or were they just really into her crazy bedazzled fanny pack? Decide for yourself by watching the video after the jump. (It’s a little shaky, but it settles down eventually, and the sound is good.)

The teaming of Swift and Williams allows us to bring up a point of discussion that gets tossed around the Entertainment Weekly music department quite a bit (because we are never not debating Swift’s merits).

Are we the only people who think that Speak Now’s “Better Than Revenge” is essentially the song twin of Paramore’s breakout single “Misery Business”? They share a similar guitar crunch, the same “whoa-ohs” in the chorus, and almost identical lyrical themes.

“Misery Business” cooks at a few more beats per minute, but they’re otherwise pretty similar. Give a listen to them both here.

Taylor Swift, “Better Than Revenge”

Paramore, “Misery Business”

Are we way off base here, or do you think Swift heard her friend’s band and thought, “Yeah, I can do that too”?

Read more on EW.com:
Taylor Swift talks social media, touring, cats in lengthy YouTube interview: Watch it here
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Paramore debuts new song ‘Renegade’ at New York City concert: Watch it here
Paramore get a little crazy for ‘Monster’ video: Watch it here


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  • ?

    Wow. One of them can sing, the other can’t.
    Can you figure out who’s who?

    • Tim

      Bitter much?

      • ^

        Are you deaf, Tim?

      • TSwift Anytime

        The singer Lady GaGa “has now become the new poster girl for American decadence and Catholic bashing, sans the looks and talent of her role model,”

  • isntme91

    the only one that can sing is the only one that IS singing

  • ICK

    Not a fan of either of them but I must say that Taylor has a way about her. The way she moves. I’d bet she’s hot in the sack.

    • KC

      Me, too. I bet she has no panties on.

      • southrock6

        You guys are disgusting. i highly doubt either of you have even been in the same room as a girl half her calibur. -Thats definitely the music video for picture to burn though and the songs are similiar but still very different.

      • ^

        Nah, you’re just jealous that your picture couldn’t get cropped enough to fit on Hot or Not.com.

  • Brandy

    Umm wth? These two songs are clearly different. I like them both tbqh. Taylor’s Speak Now tour is legit. I was quite impressed.

  • Dave

    Taylor is so damn adorable! She’s a classic beauty. Many starlets of today can’t say the same.

  • Monroe 7

    Taylor is a bad singer, okay performer. She looks silly shaking her hair and striking poses. I just dont have respect for someone whose entire career is based on pity.

    • ^

      She’s laughing all the way to the bank!

    • yournightmare

      shut the hell up and crawl back to your carriefans site.

  • NonEntity

    It’s a good idea for a really bad singer like Tail-her Sniffed to hitch a ride on the fame wagon of a good singer. This association might convince a few more lemmings to purchase her mediocre music.

  • Brenda Barrett

    I was at this show and it was fantastic. Not only is Taylor a great songwriter and engaging performer, but the show’s production values were killer. From the opening number, “Sparks Fly,” which featured acrobats shooting “sparkler guns,” to the mid-show fireworks display and beyond, the whole show was very entertaining. I love her!

  • Monroe 7

    Most of Taylors music sounds like someone elses, Faith Hills Fireflies and Taylors fearless sound exactly the same, and Taylors love story the same as kenny chesneys beer in mexico.

  • Leslie

    I felt this way when I first heard Swift’s “You Belong With Me” and realized it was a complete rip-off of the song “Girl Next Door” that Julie Roberts sings. Blah, Swift Nation.

  • jen

    I love both of these songs. They’re both great artists with different styles and definitely entertaining.

  • Lady GaGa no1 Fan

    Country music…sucks! Like a donkey..

  • yournightmare

    fck the haters! Taylor is legit one of the most talented young stars out today. And EW-do you even try to make sense? You talk about her covers and then suddenly hop to another topic. Her cover song in Nashville was David Mead ‘Nashville’.

  • NonEntity

    Strap on a studded “mom” fanny pack and you’re ready to jump onto the the latest pseudo-country bandwagon that rolls up to your agent’s office’s door. Mediocrity embraces other mediocrity.

    • candace

      seriously!! just because you put a few studs on something, doesn’t make it punk. that goes for the fanny pack and Hayley.

  • candace

    Hayley can never SING one full verse live! she always yells some of the lyrics and it sounds terrible. if you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all.

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