Taylor Swift's 2014 Grammys Performance Is In Your Hands
T-Swift loves her fans, there's no doubt about that. So it's awesome that Taylor Swift posted a picture of her Grammys rehearsal, giving Swifties a sneak peek into what to expect. After all, we've gotten some really energetic performances and surprise duets over the past few years — but now that she's all Angel-ed up from performing at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and riding her Red high, we're expecting a high-powered show. Swift is up for four Grammys this year: Album of the Year (Red), Best Country Album (Red), Best Country Song ("Begin Again") and Best Country Duo/Group Performance ("Highway Don't Care").
The picture shows Swift singing and playing a piano, and the caption says:
"Today at rehearsals for @Grammys. I'm trying to remember.. What was the song a lot of you were saying you wanted me to perform on the #Grammys?"
Well, since you asked, Taylor, I'd be happy to throw in a few suggestions. Tons of fans tweeted "All Too Well," as their top choice, some tweeted "Begin Again," and ever-hopefuls tweeted, "I Knew You Were Trouble." None of those songs really have a piano-strong score, unless she goes off the cuff and does a new rendition of a Red song.
But wouldn't it be great if she busted out a really old song and gave us some hair curl and twang? (Not gonna happen, I know, but I can dream.) Here's some choices I would give Taylor if we were BFF and she valued my opinion:
"Should've Said No"
This song is such an angsty anthem that was on her debut album, Taylor Swift, and was the "I Knew You Were Trouble" of the time. When she performed it at the American Country Music Awards in 2008 and poured her heart out while getting literally rained on onstage, a star was instantly born.
Say what you want about the real Tim McGraw, but Tay looking back on a past love with the feel of Mason jars and childhood love in the air hits a soft spot in your heart. And, ahem, this would perform nicely on a piano.
Taylor's written about many a beau in her songs, but Cory is in a whole different league. Harry Styles may be "Trouble," but any guy who she describes as having eyes like a jungle, and a smile like the radio is a pretty special guy.
And if it's none of those, I'd settle for a little crowd-dancing, too.