The (Taylor) Swifts of New Year’s Past | American Music Awards

The (Taylor) Swifts of New Year’s Past

Taylor Swift is no stranger to the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve stage – as a matter of fact she’s performed three times! She always brings her best for her last performance of the year, which is why we’re so excited that she’ll be performing yet again before the countdown this year. To get you pumped for the performance, here’s a look back at the Swifts of yesteryear.


Taylor Swift first performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on December 31, 2007. She performed her third single off of her first album, “Our Song”. It was a big year for Taylor because as the song became a hit, she became the youngest person ever to write and perform a number one song on the Hot Country Songs Chart – and she was just 17.


For the 2009 New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show, Taylor performed a medley of “Picture to Burn,” “Love Story,” “Forever and Always,” and “Change”. Taylor wrapped up the performance by saying “It’s a new year, a new beginning, and things will change!” She was right – she released the album Fearless in 2008, and in 2009 it became the best-selling album of the year. This was also the album in which Taylor began to change, recording country-pop crossover songs for the first time.


Two years ago, Taylor took the Times Square stage once again to perform “Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. By then, her look had changed dramatically, as had her sound.


Taylor Swift has had a huge 2014, and she’s going to ring in the New Year on TV once again. This year she dropped a brand new album, 1989, which marks her total transition into pop music. Both singles off the album, “Blank Space” and “Shake It Off” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. So which song will she perform at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve this year? You’ll just have to tune in to find out!

Countdown to 2015 with Taylor Swift (and many more!) on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31st, 8/7C on ABC.

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