Friday night on the Stand Up To Cancer Telethon Taylor Swift performed a song titled "Ronan." It tells the heartbreaking story of a young boy who died of cancer at age 4. Taylor Swift wrote the song based on a blog by the boy's mother Maya Thompson, who is also listed as one of the songwriters. Anyone who listens to the song is likely to come away with a lump in the throat. All of the proceeds from "Ronan" go toward cancer charities. It has surged to #1 on the current iTunes sales chart just ahead of Taylor Swift's big hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Scott Borchetta of Big Machine records stated that "Ronan" so far is not included on Taylor Swift's upcoming album Red, but that decision may need to be reconsidered. If you missed the telethon, watch Taylor Swift perform "Ronan" below.
- Watch Taylor Swift sing "Ronan"
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