There’s no denying the impact that Alanis Morissette’s rage-filled confessionals had on the pop-music landscape and Taylor Swift underlined that fact last night at the Staples Center. As part of her ongoing cavalcade of famous folks, this generation’s break-up anthem auteur brought Alanis on stage to duet on Morissette’s best known kiss-off “You Oughta Know.”
Check out a fan-shot snippet of the duet up top.
Swift credited Morissette for opening the pop floodgates to jilted singer-songwriters.
“She inspired a generation of confessional singer/songwriters who all of a sudden felt like you could actually say these raw feelings that you actually had… you could get really, really mad if you wanted to.”
Swift also said that Morissette “defined the music of her decade” and celebrated the duet on Twitter after the show.
Unlike some other questionable celebrity shout-outs, the proof of Swift’s Morissette fandom is obvious in just about every song Taylor writes, especially the tracks like “Dear John” and “Blank Space.”
It seems like Taylor was too busy performing with her idols (including Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, with whom she performed the poppy murder ballad “Goodbye, Earl”) to address the “feud” with Avril Lavigne.