Thursday, 28 August 2014

Shake It Off

I know it's a little late but I finally listened and watched the new music video of Taylor Swift's new song, 'Shake It Off''.  At first I didn't really like it and I thought, 'Oh no.  Taylor's trying to change her image.  She's trying to change her music.'  I thought it was just a music video showcasing how bad at dancing Taylor is.  But then I listened to the lyrics and I realised Taylor is doing what she always does.  She's writing her feelings through her music, like a diary, as usual.

Shake It Off is about not caring what other people say or think about you and 'shaking it off''.  Taylor sings, "I go on to many dates, But I can't make 'em stay, At least that's what people say".  It's true though.  That is what so many people say.  She then sings, "It's like I got this music, In my mind
Saying, "It's gonna be alright."  Now I think she's referring to her music helping her get through these haters.  She keeps moving, dancing, not caring. 

'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

Yess.  That's so true Taylor.  These people do exist and they're gonna do what they do and we can't stop it.  There will always be people that don't like you or think badly of you.  Why not shake it off?  They don't matter anyway.

Honestly, despite the usual Taylor message and honesty, I don't like this song as much as a lot of her old songs.  Although, I do admit, this song is very very catchy.  I've got it stuck in my head right now.  The players gonna play play play play play... Haha.

Anyway, I've decided to just list some of my favourite Taylor Swift songs by album.  I've loved her music since I was 9 years old (when I saw the Hannah Montana movie) and she's actually played such a big part in my childhood.  So here's some of her lovely songs you should listen to:

From Taylor Swift (self titled):
Mary's Song:
Okay, I swear this is the cutest song ever.  I just wish there was a music video for it.  I love Taylor's romantic love stories and fantasies.  Seriously, listen to it and you'll love it too.  Make sure you play close attention to the lyrics of this one. <3
From Fearless:
Love Story:
It's Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending.  A little princess fairytale.  We were both young when I first saw you.  I close my eyes and the flashback starts.  I'm standing there.  On a balcony in summer air. God I love this song.  Know all the lyrics.  Fun fact, did you know she wrote this in half an hour?
You Belong With Me:
Omigosh this is my favourite of all time!!!  This music video was wow and that guy from Hannah Montana the movie was there, and this got me fantasizing about having a cute neighbour.  Haha.  She wears short skirts.  I wear t-shirts.  She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers.  I remember when I was 9, my friends and I were sitting in the car and we were just belting this song out on full volume.  I still do that regularly.  In the car, in the change rooms at school.  Love you Taylor.
From Speak Now:
As Taylor grows up so do her love stories...
The Story of Us:
I just love the beat, the music video and the concept.  It's awkward cos the guy she used to be with is there.  There's an elephant in the room and it's impossible to overlook.  What do you do when this happens?  The music video has some awesome dancing, a nerdy guy, a quirky little library and a story book snapped shut.  The ending is great too.  It's so true and relatable I guess.
Back to December:
Turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you wishin I'd realised what I had when you were mine Fun fact, this slow lovely song was written about none other than Taylor Lautner.  They could've had little Taylor children and a Taylor dog too!!!  Did you know she actually sang this to him at an awards ceremony thing?  Good on you Taylor.  So this is me swallowing my pride standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night.
From Red:
Losing him was blue like I've never known.  Missing him was dark grey all alone.  Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met.  And loving him was red.  I love how she uses colours to convey all the feelings she has.  You know, Taylor is actually amazing at English and poetry.  She probably got As for that back in school.
I Knew You Were Trouble:
Haha who doesn't love this song?  I just remember always singing this to one of my friends because apparently she was 'trouble'.  I also remember that goat adaption.  Baa Baa Baa...

Yeah, so that was the evolution of me and Taylor Swift music.  Another fun fact, you know how in her albums there are booklets with all the songs and lyrics, and there are random capital letters in the lyrics?  Well, if you write all the capital letters per song down, it gives you a clue as to what the song really is about.

Love love love Taylor.  Go listen to more of her music if you haven't already.  Stop being a hater that's gonna hate.



  1. Really interesting post:)

  2. I love Taylor's music so much :) Have you seen the Journey to Fearless movie? It's a little outdated but still interesting.

    1. No I haven't, but I'd really like too. Fearless is my favourite album by her.

  3. I love Taylor! :) My total fave is You Belong With Me, too.


    1. Yesss! You're on the phone with your girlfriend, she's upset, she's going off about something that you said... *continues belting out lyrics*

    2. Haha yesss girl! *belts out lyrics with her*

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  6. I love the song, I don't like how its getting so much hate, though. She's basically saying that the haters gonna hate and she's getting a lot of hate for the song. :)

    1. I know right? Most people just don't listen to lyrics or think about the artist when they hear a song. They just say they outright hate it and make assumptions. Well, I guess that's what being famous is.

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  8. I actually watched the video! (I generally don't go for Taylor Swift), but hey! It wasn't that bad. I think your thoughts on the song were very insightful. I preferred her older look to this new one as well, but maybe that's the point of this song? To pacify the unpacifyable.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I think that could be it. She's just letting off a little steam ;) Hopefully she'll go back to singing about her problems in that girly half-country, or even just pop, way.

  9. Oh gosh! My opinion's the same as yours. I think the song's catcher, but I prefer her old songs way more. It's more meaningful somehow. Guys in my school still like singing "You Belong With Me" for some reason XD

    1. Haha. Isn't everybody still singing that song ;) It's a classic! And yayyy! Someone that agrees with me xx.

  10. I'm not a fan of Shake it Off and when people ask me if I like Taylor Swift, I say no. Listening to her while you're in college is considered a bit odd in the Netherlands. But when I get home after a rough day, I put one of my old Taylor Swift cds on and listen to the songs I know so well until I feel better. To me, her music is like your old favorite sweater: you don't wear it as much as you used to, but when you do wear it, it feels so great :)

    I think my favorites are Mary's Song, Better than Revenge and Mean. The first because I have this clear picture in my mind of the story she tells us and I want to draw that story. The latter two because I hated this girl who had stolen my more-or-less-boyfriend and it applied so well to her XD

    1. Ahaha yeah. Taylor Swift can be shameful, but we all secretly love her anyway ;) Mary's Song honestly has the cutest lyrics and story line so I'm glad you love it too!! Better Than Revenge sounds exactly like your situation, so yeah I totally get that.