Saturday, May 18, 2024

Grammy Best Song Choice: Taylor Swift’s Live Version of “Betty” from the ACM Awards is Moving Up the iTunes Chart


Taylor Swift’s performance of “Betty” on the ACM Awards this week was so perfect and such a hit that it’s landed on the iTunes chart at number 13– and rising.

“Betty” is indeed a strong choice for Grammy Song of the Year this season, as its album, “Folklore,” is for Album of the Year. “Betty” is a throwback to story songs like “Piano Man,” “Luka,” and “Sunny Came Home.” It also has a distinctive Joni Mitchell feel to it. Plus, the subject is a little daring.

Here’s the video from the ACMs:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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