Country pop princess Taylor Swift joined The Rolling Stones at Chicago's United Center on Monday night. Swift surprised audience members when she strutted on stage to join forces with Mick Jagger for a performance of "As Tears Go By."
The ballad was originally penned in 1964 by Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards for Jagger's girlfriend du jour, Marianne Faithfull, a fellow blonde singer with blunt bangs. The Stones then released their own version the following year. Good fit, no?
Chicago Tribune's Mark Caro didn't seem too impressed with Swift's rendition:
Where Marianne Faithful brought understated melancholy to the 1965 original, Swift offered happy-to-be-here belting that sounded especially high-pitched next to Jagger’s growl.
But can you blame her? Who wouldn't be happy to share the stage with the Stones?
At one point, Jagger even twirls Swift around. It's a pretty sweet moment.
The 23-year-old naturally followed up with a tweet featuring a photo of her and the 70-year-old frontman.
Check out the performance and let us know what you think in the comments.
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