Taylor Swift co-wrote "Babe" for inclusion on her 2012 "Red" album, but it didn't make the final cut. Now Taylor is red herself, sporting a fiery new hairdo, and playing the "other woman" in the music video for Sugarland's take on the single she wrote with Train frontman Pat Monahan.
Starring opposite both Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles and Taylor Swift is Brandon Routh as the man torn between two women before he's ultimately scorned by both.
Set in that timeless 1950s/'60s "Mad Men" era and style, Routh is a businessman -- looking not unlike the classic visage of Clark Kent -- married to Nettles at home, but drawn to one of the secretaries, the raven-haired Taylor, looking amazing in a red dress while she's at it.
Routh may have played a hero in "Superman's Return," but he definitely takes more of a villainous turn here. By the end of the video, it's clear he had Taylor convinced he'd probably leave Jennifer for her eventually. But after a climactic encounter in his office where his doting and loving wife caught him in a compromising position with a certain long-legged secretary, all bets were off.
Swift not only wrote and stars in the music video alongside Nettles, she also provided backing vocals on the chorus and even got a few lines of her own after Routh cast her aside to go back to his wife. But if he thinks it's going to be that easy, he's never listened to a country or Swift song before.