Skip to content

Paramore’s Hayley Williams Duets With Taylor Swift


There’s more to Music City than country. Paramore singer Hayley Williams joined her pal Taylor Swift on stage to sing the pop-punk band’s 2008 hit “That’s What You Get” during Swift’s concert in Nashville Friday night. Watch a fan video below (via EW).

“Well, the thing about Nashville, one of the amazing things about it, is that there’s so many friends here,” Swift said, introducing the song. “My friend Hayley has this band called Paramore.” With that, Williams strode out to lead Swift and her band through a pogoing rendition of the riotous Riot! cut. The crowd, as you’ll hear, went wild.

As EW notes, on her tour for last year’s Speak Now, Swift has been covering songs by local artists: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” in Detroit, Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” in New Jersey, and so on. Paramore, who come from nearby Franklin, TN, was Swift’s pick Friday night.

Paramore aren’t the only former SPIN cover subjects to receive the Swift cover treatment. Earlier this year, she performed Mumford & Sons‘ “White Blank Page,” off their 2009 debut Sigh No More, for BBC Radio 1.

As for Williams’ group, Paramore recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of their record label, Fueled by Ramen, in New York City. The show featured a debut of aggressive new song “Renegade,” one of the first new tunes form the group since the departure last December of founding members Josh and Zac Farro.