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Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus' Beautiful, Live Duet of "Fifteen" Is Timeless

The two pop stars nailed this performance back in 2009. 

By Jackie Manno

In 2009, two major pop stars joined forces at the Grammy Awards: Former The Voice Coach Miley Cyrus (Seasons 11 and 13), and the one and only Taylor Swift.

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Performing together for the first time, they sang a gripping rendition of Swift's tune "Fifteen." During their performance, Swift crooned with her acoustic guitar, handling the verses, while Cyrus handled the chorus with her signature passionate raspy tone. 

Check out the performance here

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What to know about "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

Written by Swift for her second album, Fearless, the song tells the story about a girl's freshman year of high school and her experience with teenage heartbreak. 

The song was acclaimed by critics. "It broadens her potential market from teenage girls to anyone who used to be a teenage girl," The Guardian wrote about the tune in 2009.

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Split of Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus

"Fifteen" by Taylor Swift lyrics

You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
It's the mornin' of your very first day
You say hi to your friends you ain't seen in a while
Try and stay out of everybody's way

It's your freshman year and you're gonna be here
For the next four years in this town
Hopin' one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
"You know, I haven't seen you around before"

'Cause when you're 15
And somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're 15
Feelin' like there's nothin' to figure out, well

Count to ten, take it in
This is life before you know who you're gonna be
At 15

You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
And soon enough, you're best friends
Laughin' at the other girls who think they're so cool
We'll be outta here as soon as we can

And then you're on your very first date and he's got a car
And you're feelin' like flyin'
And your mama's waitin' up
And you're thinkin' he's the one
And you're dancin' 'round your room when the night ends
When the night ends

'Cause when you're 15
And somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're 15
And your first kiss makes your head spin 'round, well

In your life you'll do things greater than
Dating the boy on the football team
I didn't know it at 15

When all you wanted was to be wanted
Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now

Back then, I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine
And Abigail gave everything she had
To a boy who changed his mind
And we both cried

'Cause when you're 15
And somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're 15
Don't forget to look before you fall

I've found time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be
At 15


Your very first day
Take a deep breath, girl
Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors