Have you succumbed to Taylor Swift’s ultra catchy pop anthem “Shake It Off” yet, off of her new album 1989 which coincidentally was released today? Personally, my relationship with “Shake It Off” has evolved from not being able to get more than halfway into the music video when it first aired and regarding to it as “f*cking annoying,” to now secretly hoping it comes on the radio while I’m at the gym just two months later. SEE WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME, SWIFTY?
Thankfully I’m not the only one, because noted fan of legitimately good music, Patton Oswalt, tweeted his affinity for the song last night, thanks to his daughter:
As of this morning, Oswalt still couldn’t get the earworm out of his head:
See, this is what happens when you have kids. I saw the indie band Mates of State recently, and they played a cover of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” because they are now the parents of a 10-year-old girl. One day you’re changing diapers, the next you’re unironically listening to Katy Perry.