My first reaction to hearing Taylor Swift’s new single was “Of course it isn’t country. What did I expect?”. Then I proceeded to think about how Mercy Me did it first and better (in my opinion). What the heck am I talking about, exactly? Well back in November, Mercy Me released a single called “Shake” and now Taylor Swift released a single called “Shake It Off”. Why am I even comparing them? They both talk about shaking. Yep, that is pretty much it. Mercy Me sings about shaking like you are changed, because sin no longer chains you. Taylor Swift sings about shaking off the haters. Will future music battles be this pointless? Um… Yes.
Which artist did a better job of shaking? Let me know in the comments.