Taylor Swift can seemingly do no wrong. She’s currently performing around the world as part of her Eras Tour, sending fans into a frenzy – so much so that many paid thousands of dollars for a single concert ticket. The hype surrounding the “Lavender Haze” singer, not to mention the numerous records she’s broken (and continues to break) as a musician, has led many to proclaim that Taylor Swift is this generation’s version of Michael Jackson or The Beatles.
Swift performed at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field over the weekend, and even fans who didn’t manage to snag a ticket decided to hang out outside and sing “We Are Never Getting Back Together” at the top of their lungs. It was a sight to behold, and many who were there couldn’t help but draw comparisons to some megastars of decades past.
“This is Michael Jackson level of famous. Let’s not even lie,” one person tweeted. Another Swiftie was even more effusive with their praise, writing: “Taylor Swift is more talented than every member of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined. She’s Jimmy Hendrix on steroids. She’s Eddie Vedder, she’s Van Halen, she’s Kurt Cobain, she’s Stevie Wonder, she’s Elton John, she’s Trent Reznor, she’s Miles Davis, she’s Coltrane.”
She's on Michael Jackson's level atp. I think we all agree that taylor swift is the new Michael Jackson. https://t.co/X1BJGRXevm
— victor🦄 (@beyisover) May 14, 2023
taylor swift is more talented than every member of the beatles and the rolling stones combined. she’s jimmy hendrix on steroids. shes eddie vedder, she’s van halen, she’s kurt cobain, she’s stevie wonder, she’s elton john, she’s trent reznor, she’s miles davis, she’s coltrane
— Mia (Taylor’s Version) (@miathermometor) May 14, 2023
A third person claimed Taylor Swift isn’t like Michael Jackson or The Beatles, she’s better. “The Beatles are NOTHING compared to Taylor Swift,” they claimed. However, another recognized what a big statement that was and took a bit more measured approach, tweeting: “She’s on Michael Jackson’s level atp. I think we all agree that Taylor Swift is the new Michael Jackson.”
Of course, comparisons are natural but are a bit difficult to make, especially since all three artists make totally different types of music and existed during vastly different times, culturally speaking.
We all know that Taylor Swift doesn’t need to be the new Michael Jackson or the new anyone else make her mark. She’s done that all on her own.