Taylor Swift Loves Playing Covers, Here Are Our Suggestions


In addition to packing stadiums and arenas around the world for teenage dream-like concerts featuring her own songs and a procession of big set pieces from a wedding march to snowfall and a balcony that flies out over the audience, Taylor Swift is turning heads on her current “Speak Now” tour by performing oddball covers.

Sometimes, they’re keyed to whatever city she’s in, such as her choice of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Going Down” in Chicago this week. (FOB are from Chicago, BTW.) It added to a list that already included Pink’s “Who Knew” (in Philadelphia), Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” (New Jersey), Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” (in Detroit), Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Alanis Morissette’s “You Learn” (Toronto) and the Dixie Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away” (with Chicks member Martie Maguire in the house.)

So, we looked at Taylor’s upcoming tour schedule and came up with a week’s worth of suggestions of tunes she could take on, as well as a few that the good girl would probably shy away from:

August 13 – St. Louis – Nelly, “Hot in Herre” (probably not: Taylor Momsen and the Pretty Reckless’ “Goin’ Down”)

August 18 – Alberta, Canada – Feist, “1,2,3,4” (probably not: Nickelback’s “Something in Your Mouth”)

August 23 — Los Angeles – Sara Bareilles, “Love Song” (probably not: NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton”)

September 1 – San Jose – Stevie Nicks, “Rihannon” (probably not: Motley Crue’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” – bassist Nikki Sixx is from San Jose)

September 6 – Portland – Elliott Smith, “Miss Misery” (probably not: Dandy Warhols’ “Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth”)

September 10 – Vancouver – Michael Buble, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (probably not: Dirty Beaches’ “Sweet 17”)

September 16 – Nashville – Johnny Cash, “Big River” (probably not: Ke$ha, “Sleazy’)

Which songs would you like to see Taylor perform? Tell us in comments below.