5 Songs That Inspired “Shake It Off”

Taylor Swift‘s latest release is peppy. It was co-written with Max Martin and Johan Shellback, who worked with her on 3 of “Red”’s biggest hits (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and “22”), and it has the feel of one of those huge lead-off pop singles — Katy Perry’s “Roar” comes to mind — that feel Too Big to Fail, as though their lyrics, styles, and sensibilities have been Pinterest-boarded from other proven hits. Anyway, here are 5 songs that probably inspired the “Shake.” Don’t look for Taylor to pay royalties.

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