Shake It Off

Taylor Swift

About Shake It Off

"Shake It Off" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fifth album, 1989 (2014). Swift co-wrote the song with its producers Max Martin and Shellback, it is an uptempo dance-pop track considered to be a departure from Swift's earlier country pop music style. "Shake It Off" is the sixth track on the album and serves as the lead single. The song premiered during a Yahoo! live stream session on August 18, 2014 (also streaming internationally online); its music video was also released the same day. Several hours later, the song was made available for digital download. "Shake It Off" debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending September 6, 2014, becoming Swift's second number-one single in the United States and the 22nd song to debut at number one in the chart's history. The song won Favorite Song at the 2015 People's Choice Awards, and also received nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards. According to Billboard, it is Swift's biggest Hot 100 hit to date, staying on the chart for 50 consecutive weeks. 


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I stay out too late, got nothin' in my brain
That's what people say, mmm hmm, that's what people say, mmm hmm
I go on too many dates, but I can't make 'em stay
At least that's what people say mmm mmm, that's what people say mmm mmm

But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop moving
It's like I got this music in my mind, sayin' gonna be alright

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

I'll never miss a beat, I'm lightning on my feet
And that's what they don't see mmm mmm, that's what they don't see mmm mmm
I'm dancing on my own (dancing on my own), I'll make the moves up as I go (moves up as I go)
And that's what they don't know mmm mmm, that's what they don't know mmm mmm

But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop grooving
It's like I got this music in my mind saying it's gonna be alright

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Hey, hey, hey
Just think while you've been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats in the world 
You could have been getting down to this sick beat

My ex-man brought his new girlfriend
She's like "oh my God", but I'm just gonna shake it
And to the fella over there with the hella good hair
Won't you come on over, baby, we can shake, shake, shake, yeah oh

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate (haters gonna hate me)
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake (the fakers baby)
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. more »

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Written by: Johan Karl Schuster, Taylor Alison Swift, Martin Max Sandberg

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tratore, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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12 facts about this song

Release Date and Album Association
"Shake It Off" was released on August 18, 2014, as the lead single from Taylor Swift's fifth album "1989."
Music Genre
It marked a significant departure from Swift's previous country pop sound, adopting a more pop-oriented style with elements of electropop and dance-pop.
Chart Performance
The song became a huge commercial success worldwide, peaking at No.1 on Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and becoming a top ten hit in many other countries including the UK, Australia, and Canada.
Sales Success
"Shake It Off" was certified 9× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), indicating 9 million units sold.
Award Recognition
It earned three Grammy nominations at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Critics Review
While some critics appreciated the pop elements in the song, others criticized it for its lyrics and Swift's departure from her previous country-pop style.
Music Video
The music video for "Shake It Off" directed by Mark Romanek, features Swift among professional dancers in a variety of styles, parodying various music genres and dance styles.
Cultural Impact
The song has been covered and parodied by many artists and minor celebrities, including a notable cover by actor Ryan Reynolds' character in the film "Deadpool 2."
Message of the Song
The song is known for its self-empowerment theme where Swift addresses the criticisms and rumors about her by saying that she just shakes them off and continues to be herself.
Songwriters and Producers
The song was written by Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback. All three also produced the song. This was the first of many collaborations between Swift and these hit-making Swedish producers.
Lyrical Controversy
There was a bit of controversy regarding the lyrics of the song when Jesse Graham, an R&B artist, attempted to sue Swift for $42 million, claiming that she copied his lyrics. However, the case was dismissed.
Record-Breaking Video
As of 2021, the music video of "Shake It Off" has 3.1 billion views on YouTube, making it one of the most viewed music videos on the site.

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