Fans shelling out to see Taylor Swift’s 1984 Tour sure seem to be getting their money’s worth. Not only has Taylor been bustin’ out her biggest hits every night, she’s also been surprising fans by bringing out a famous rocker, rapper or pop star to perform a duet with at each show. Sometimes she even brings out two! Suffice to say, there’s been some epic moments at T-Swift shows over the past few months.
Thanks to the power of social media, we’ve got to witness every surprise duet thus far and naturally we’ve decided to rank ’em.
Based on the combination of audience surprise, artist relevancy, song choice and the sheer awesomeness of the performance, here is our definitive ranking of the best Taylor Swift duets from her 1989 Tour so far.
Throw on your headphones and check ’em out!
15. Selena Gomez (Los Angeles, California)
LA fans lost their minds when T-Swift brought out her long-time bestie and angsty “Bad Blood” co-star Selena Gomez to perform Selena’s scorned single “Good For You.” The pair looked like a bad ass crime fighting duo and the duet sounded great.
14. Fifth Harmony (Santa Clara, California)
Fans at Taylor’s Santa Clara show got to see what it would look like if T-Swift fronted an awesome girl group. T-Swift performed Fifth Harmony’s popular single “Worth It” with the young quintet and she even dressed the part!
13. Walk The Moon (Foxborough, Massachusetts)
Yes, even T-Swift loves Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance,” the catchiest song of the summer. She brought out the band to perform it with her in Foxborough. Obviously it made the song that much better!
12. Fetty Wap (Seattle, Washington)
If you thought a T-Swift and Fetty Wap duet was impossible, think again. The duo joined forces at Taylor’s Seattle show for a joint performance of Fetty’s mega-hit “Trap Queen.” T-Swift threw down some serious rhymes. Pretty darn adorable and highly unexpected.
11. John Legend (Los Angeles, California)
As you can imagine, when one of music’s greatest R&B crooners joins forces with one of its best pop stars, magic happens. LA fans got to witness that first hand when T-Swift brought out John Legend for a surprise performance of his giant ballad “All Of Me.” Goosebumps were poppin’.
10. Nick Jonas (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
The only way Nick Jonas’ hit single “Jealous” could possibly become better tune is if it was a duet with Taylor Swift. And for one night only in New Jersey this summer, it was. The crowd went nuts for these two on stage together.
9. Jason Derulo (Washington, DC)
Washington DC played host to the most scorching duet on the 1989 Tour so far when T-Swift brought Jason Derulo out to sing his hit “Want You To Want Me.” Things got sweaty and naked, and the Swifties ate it up. Although many were distracted by Derulo’s abs, the song still sounded great as a duet.
8. The Weeknd (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
When it comes to picking Canadian talent for a surprise duet on her tour, T-Swift proved that she has some good taste. At one of her New Jersey shows, Taylor brought out Toronto crooner The Weeknd for an epic duet of his huge single “I Can’t Feel My Face” …and the fans liked it. A lot. How could you not love those two voices together?
7. Lisa Kurdrow (Los Angeles, California)
Taylor Swift finally made Phoebe a stadium rock star! At one of her LA shows, T-Swift pulled off the most shocking surprise of the 1989 Tour so far when she brought out former Friends star Lisa Kudrow to perform an acoustic duet of “Smelly Cat.” Is this not the greatest singalong ever? Phoebe still has it!
6. Mary J. Blige (Los Angeles, California)
T-Swift recruited R&B royalty at one of her LA shows when she brought Mary J. Blige out to perform Blige’s classic track “Doubt.” This pairing was too awesome for words. Lucky LA fans!
5. Natalie Maines (Los Angeles, California)
T-Swift went back to her country roots when she surprised fans by bringing out country legend and main Dixie Chick Natalie Maines for a duet in LA. T-Swift and Maines sang the Dixie Chicks’ hit “Goodbye Earl” and Taylor looked like she was having a blast.
4. Lorde (Washington, DC)
T-Swift has some pretty cool friends and a lot of pull. She proved this at her Washington show when she brought 2014’s it-girl Lorde out of hiding to the delight of the audience. The pair covered Lorde’s hit “Royals” and it sounds incredible. Like everything Lorde has done thus far.
3. Beck and St. Vincent (Los Angeles, California)
Of course T-Swift has enough pull to bring out not just one, but two of rock’s raddest stars to perform with her. Seriously. Taylor Swift, Beck and St. Vincent were all on one stage performing “Dreams” together! How cool was that?
2. Justin Timberlake (Los Angeles, California)
T-Swift blew some minds when she joined forces with the most beloved male pop star on the planet in LA. Taylor brought Justin Timberlake out to duet his popular Jessica Biel loving mega-single “Mirrors” and the fans were completely electric for the union.
1. Alanis Morissette (Los Angeles, California)
By far the greatest duet on the 1989 Tour so far happened in LA when T-Swift brought Canadian legend Alanis Morissette out to sing “You Oughta Know” with her. It was two generations of angst rocking out on one of the greatest anti-love songs of all time. It was the perfect match and the footage went viral instantly. It was just too good!