On August 1, Taylor Swift will be playing to a sold-out crowd at Vancouver’s largest venue, BC Place—and if we know our girl (we like to think we do), a guest duet is definitely in the cards. We’ve compiled a CanCon wishlist of possible guest stars:
Taylor’s written some epic breakup songs, so we’d love to see her pay homage to Alanis Morissette’s seminal heartbreak album, Jagged Little Pill (which was released when Tay was just 5 years old). And while Swifty might not want to sing about going down on her ex in a theatre, “You outta know we are never, ever, ever, ever getting back together” certainly has a nice ring to it.
He’s got that James Dean daydream look in his eyes, she has that classic red lip thing that he likes… No, Harry Styles, we’re not talking about you. Local boy Michael Bublé would definitely make the female-skewed crowd happy, and besides his smooth vocals, he’s also a funny, up-for-anything live performer (as he’s proven on his variety show and SNL appearances). He really never goes out of style.
Nelly Furtado has one of the most unique careers in the music biz: She’s successful, well respected and manages to avoid the spotlight completely. We’d suggest a tongue-in-cheek take on Nelly’s song “Promiscuous” as a nod to Taylor’s tabloid reputation for dating too much. And if Tay recruits Nelly for a few #squadgoal Instagram photos, well, we certainly won’t complain.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae grew up an hour outside of Vancouver in Mission, BC, and parlayed her indecisive flirting into the earworm of the decade, “Call Me Maybe.” She’s back at it with “I Really Like You”—at least she’s gotten more assertive with age—and her appearance would undoubtedly make for a feel-good moment for fellow BCers.
Taylor has a hit album called 1989, Bryan had a hit song called “Summer of 69.” I mean, why not? While some of Swifty’s fans might say, “Bryan who?” we can picture the pop princess pulling out her best guitar stance and rocker growl for “Cuts Like a Knife.” Yes, that’s a song. A classic!