Taylor Swift recently performed songs by Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi at her New Jersey tour stop, and the country superstar tells Rolling Stone that she's a big fan of both acts.

"Those are two of my heroes, for different reasons," explains Swift in the latest issue of the music magazine. "Springsteen made albums that matter. His lyrics are a lot like poetry. With Bon Jovi, there's just a melodic stickiness to their songs that I've always been drawn to."

She adds, "Also, Jon Bon Jovi was the first rocker in the '80s to smile a lot. I learned that on 'Behind the Music, when I was, like, 9 years old."

During her Newark, N.J., show on July 20, Swift sang portions of Springsteen's 'Dancing in the Dark' and Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer.' Check out video of the performance below:

Watch Taylor Swift Perform Bits of 'Dancing in the Dark' and 'Livin' on a Prayer'