Taylor Swift blew the audience away on October 30th as she opened the 2021 star studded Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, performing “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (Taylor’s version), before naming Carole King the greatest Songwriter of all time. When Taylor Swift opened the 2021 star studded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and literally brought the house down at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. The Superstar rocked a skintight black lace catsuit, as she paid tribute to Music Legend, Carole King, belting out “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (Taylor’s version)! After her knockout performance.
Taylor gushed: “I cannot remember a time when I didn’t know Carole King’s music. I was raised by two of her biggest fans, who taught me the basic truths of life as they saw it: That you should treat people the way you want to be treated, that you must believe that you can achieve whatever you want to in life, and that Carole King is the greatest songwriter of all time.”
Carole performed the song everyone was dying to hear, “You’ve Got a Friend” with the industry audience singing along for once! Jennifer Hudson also performed a cover of Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and LL Cool J performed a medley of his biggest hits with surprise guests Eminem and Jennifer Lopez! H.E.R., Keith Urban and Christina Aguilera all performed a tribute to Tina Turner, with Paul McCartney closing the event in an incredible performance with the Foo Fighters!
Some of her fans posted, “Ballads and slow-tempo songs really and perfectly compliment her voice. I don’t understand why people say that she can’t sing because having a high or rare vocal range isn’t the only basis of whether someone can or cannot sing.” Another fan of Swift penned, “I will absolutely keep this song. The part about staying by her side, it’s got my beloved Gail of 35 years written all over it. So glad we never stopped loving each other. When I played it for her, the other day, she cried. A good cry. Thanks, Taylor.”
Even though this is a cover, this seriously is the epitome of what makes Taylor so great. She fully invests in her performances. She has so much stage presence and she sung this with so much expression. There were a few off notes but overall it was amazing. And everything about the backing track sounds so Taylor if you know what I mean. She just made this song her own. She has the same band she had from Fearless, and her backup singers have been with her for so long, some since Red. That says so much about Taylor. See Taylor performing “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” live: