Shake It Off

shake it off

Damn you, Taylor Swift. Damn you for making such a catchy song. Damn you for making me enjoy your music even though I generally detest your personality.

If you haven’t heard Swift’s latest single, “Shake it Off”, you need to do so ASAP. It’s pure pop perfection. I dislike 90% of what is on mainstream radio currently, but I will not deny my love for a well-written pop song. In fact, the song has taken over my brain so much that it created me to write this blog post. From the catchy chorus to the way it makes you literally start dancing in your seat, “Shake it Off” can’t be beat.

The song focuses on all of the negative things that the public has said about Swift. This includes, but is not limited to, how she’s dated half of Hollywood, is a dumb blonde, and is an awkward dancer. Yet instead of whining about it, she’s making fun of herself for it. She’s acknowledging what the media thinks about her and how you can’t let it get to you.

I feel you, girl. Whether it’s the girl who continues to tell mutual friends I’m a bitch or the anonymous online commenter who told me I had a big nose, I feel you Taylor. No matter how successful, famous or amazing you are (Swift is successful and famous, not me obviously), there will always be people who are going to say nasty things about you. So what do you do? Just “shake it off”, of course.

There’s something liberating about being able to throw your middle finger in the air or laugh off a back-handed compliment, and I applaud Swift for making it acceptable for a “good girl” to do so. Dare I say that this makes me like her a little bit more?

25 Comments

  1. Not gonna lie, I was never a huge fan of her until this song. I’m not ashamed to say that I listened to is seven times during a long run a few weekends ago 😉 I’m glad you’re able to shake off people who can be SO mean. They aren’t worth it.

  2. I hate that I love this song. Her personality drives me nuts also, but this is such a catchy song and actually has decent lyrics compared to what’s on the radio most of the time! I have to admit that this is a good message to spread around too…

  3. See I don’t like her personality and she comes of to me as the girl that likes to play the victim but really just craves attention and loves drama. I don’t hate her, I just think we just have nothing in common. Some of her other songs were catchy to me but not this one.

  4. I’ve never been a huge fan of Taylor Swift. Do I think her music is catchy? Yes. Do I find myself singing along? Yes. Do I purchase some of her songs? Yes. My biggest thing with her is that she never sounds good live. Hugely disappointing. But I LOVE this song!!! It’s been stuck in my head for dayyyyssss, haha!

  5. Ah TSwift. I never really liked her, but a couple years ago I loved her hairstyle change and have since loved her fashion… this song does make me like her a bit more (even though I hate to admit it). It is good to just laugh at yourself as a way to say, whatever haters 🙂

  6. I literally can’t stop with this song! Always stuck in my head, and you just can’t help but shake when you’re listening!

  7. I love TSwift. I feel if she met me and gave me a little time, we would be best friends. Our group would be me, Taylor and any of the models she is currently hanging with. And we would go to the gym and leave looking super amazing. You can totally join our non existent friend group 🙂

  8. True..this song is definitely catchy! And there will always be people who only see the bad qualities you have ( actually no quality is good or bad – only a perspective). So when you hear about negative stuff – Just shake it off!!

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