“Shake It Off” is an upbeat track that encourages listeners to let go of small problems. It spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, staying on the chart for a consecutive fifty weeks, as well as beginning the 1989 era with a bang.
On August 18th 2014, Swift announced three surprises via a worldwide online stream for ABC News and Yahoo. The first surprise was the unveiling of “Shake It Off,” the second was the announcement of the 1989 album, and the third was the premiere of the song’s music video, which later won Favorite International Video at the 2015 Myx Music Awards.
As of 2019, the song has sold a total of 5.4 million copies in the United States.