Listening to Taylor Swift’s voice is comparable to being sung a lullaby by an angel, on top of a fluffy cloud, surrounded by dancing unicorns. In translation: magic. Listening to Taylor Swift is a magical experience.
T-Swift is a genius. She knows how to turn a breakup into a catchy jam, and home girl knows how to generate buzz on tour — have all of your super fabulous friends join you. But, the best thing about Taylor Swift is her heartfelt lyrics and emotional performances. Every once in a while Swifties are gifted with a stripped-down acoustic performance from the musical-wizard herself — and that gift came a bit before Christmas this year.
The internet went into shut-down mode when The Grammy Museum posted a video to YouTube of the 25-year-old guitar-playing songstress performing a piano-only rendition of “Out of the Woods,” from the her 1989 album. Taylor performed the private concert for a lucky few to close out her exhibit at the museum- which was an attendance record breaker (because everyone loves T-Swift!). Before she began the song, Taylor talked candidly about the inspiration behind the hit song, which she co-wrote with #squadmember Lena Dunam’s boyfriend and Fun’s Jack Antoff, before diving into her powerful performance. Her vocals simply shined in the stripped down performance, as one would expect.
We could listen to her sing all day, so we rounded up 10 of our favourite acoustic performances from the talented Taylor Swift:
1. “Mine”, performed on The Ellen Show in 2010
This song makes us so emotional.
2. Our Song (Rhap TV, 2006)
Got to love old-school Taylor Swift.
3. 22 (Off TV, 2013)
We don’t know about you — but we can’t stop singing a long.
4. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” & Uncle Kraker’s “Smile” (Speak Now tour, 2011)
Unexpected — and perfect.
5. Treacherous (RED fan listening party, 2013)
We can’t deal with all of the perfect.
6.Everything Has Changed -ft. Ed Sheeran (X-Factor live show, 2013)
We can’t get enough of this duo’s duets.
7. Vance Joy’s “Riptide” (BBC Radio 1 Lounge, 2014)
Taylor can honestly sing ANYTHING.
8. You’re Not Sorry (RED tour, 2013)
Our hearts hurt.
9. Hey Stephen (Z100, 2009)
Baby T-Swift is everything.
10. I Knew You Were Trouble (Hit Radio, 2013)
We bow down to the great T-Swift