“Shake It Off” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fifth studio album, 1989 (2014). Written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback, the single, a departure from her signature country pop musical style, is anuptempo pop track instrumented by saxophone. It is the sixth track on the album, and services as the lead single from album. The song premiered during a Yahoo! live stream session on August 18, 2014; its music video was also released the same day. Several hours later, “Shake It Off” was made available for digital download as the lead single from 1989.
“Shake It Off” received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who praised its musical style. Meanwhile, the music video received mixed reception, and was additionally criticized for a scene which involved twerking. “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 received a nomination for Favorite Song at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards