Shake It Off

Taylor Swift


August 18th, 2014

You thought you could talk smack about T-Swift and she wouldn't know? Well, guess what--she knows, and she doesn't care. She's just gonna shake it off. Haters gonna hate, players gonna play, you're gonna say stuff about her relationship history, and all the while she's getting down to this sick beat...and laughing all the way to the bank.

Did you know?

  • The music video received mixed reception, and was additionally criticized for the twerking scene.
  • "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.
  • Regarding the video Swift has said, “We had twerking, which was so funny. Those girls were trying to teach me how, and it's just never gonna happen. I tried really hard.”
  • Taylor Alison Swift was born December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
  • Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music.
  • She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house.
  • Swift is the youngest ever Album of the Year winner.
  • Swift's achievements include seven Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • At the age of eleven, after many failed attempts,[21] Swift won a local talent competition by singing a rendition of LeAnn Rimes's "Big Deal", and was given the opportunity to appear as the opening act for Charlie Daniels at a Strausstown amphitheater.
  • When Swift was fourteen, her father transferred to the Nashville office of Merrill Lynch and the family relocated to a lakefront house in Hendersonville, Tennessee. "My parents took all the pressure off by saying, 'We're just moving because we love the area, so don't worry.'
  • Shania Twain, both as a songwriter and performer, was her biggest musical influence. Influences also include Faith Hill, the Dixie Chicks, Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait,[ Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley.