It had to happen... Daryl Braithwaite joined Harry Styles in Sydney to perform his greatest hit
He toyed with us in Perth and even had Daryl in the audience in Melbourne, but Sydney was the clincher for Harry Styles as his cover of The Horses got its ultimate airing with Daryl joining him on stage for a special duet at Accor Stadium.
There's not many songs that can draw passion from an Aussie crowd more than The Horses and Harry clearly cottoned on to this early on his tour. If there's a mark of a musical icon, it's the ability to understand that the only thing better than one GOAT is two.
The two artists have been playing hard to get with each other since Harry landed. First Daryl attended the Melbourne concert. Secondly he responded with a killer cover of Watermelon Sugar at his own gig, a shot across the bow of the One Direction superstar. Dazza even held up a sign "I had a ticket to see Harry, but picked you instead".
Daryl Braithwaite covered Watermelon Sugar in response to Harry covering The Horses on his Australian tour! (via nat.f.k) pic.twitter.com/bqilQ6cKZh— HSD Love On Tour (@hsdlot) March 3, 2023
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Tonight, nothing could stop their love affair, with Daryl heading onstage to perform with Harry in what will go down in history as a new high for The Horses, Rickie Lee Jones' song that has truly taken on a life of its own under Daryl Braithwaite's custodianship.
“He’s a Tim Tam, he’s a shoey, he’s Vegemite… He’s Daryl Braithwaite!”— Lachlan Guertin (@LachlanGuertin) March 4, 2023
Australian icon Daryl Braithwaite just joined Harry Styles on stage to perform ‘Horses’ at his final Australian show! #LoveOnTour #LoveOnTourSydney pic.twitter.com/SwKzjNzdJh
Harry finishes with Australia tonight before heading off to New Zealand. Let's hope he can pull out something equally iconic there. How about a version of Sway with Bic Runga?