Watch Taylor Swift Sing “As Tears Go By” With the Rolling Stones

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June 4 2013 11:21 AM

Watch Taylor Swift Sing With the Rolling Stones

Mary J. Blige, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits ... and now Taylor Swift. The Rolling Stones have had quite the line-up of special guests on their current tour. Swift has a tough precedent to compete with here: “As Tears Go By” was first made famous by Marianne Faithfull, before the Stones decided to record it themselves, and Swift struggles at times to match her vocals to the delicacy of the ballad. Still, it’s fun to see the 23-year-old Swift and soon-to-be 70-year-old Jagger twirl together.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.