Your Weekend Workout Playlist: “Shake It Off” Like Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has been getting a lot of hate this week. And a lot of love, depending on whom you ask. Her latest music video for “Shake It Off,” the first single off her to-be-released new album 1989, has everybody talking, with some saying it’s racist, some saying it’s not. Others are saying it’s “got a great tan-to-party ratio” (that’s apparently a good thing) and still others say it’s almost too perfect” for a pop song.

Here’s the thing: I don’t particularly care if you like her new song or not. It’s not even on the playlist this week. The point of this week’s sweat-tastic playlist is to take a cue from Taylor, who, I’m positive, is spending a lot of time this week trying to shake off her haters. To wit: I want you to shake off this almost-over workweek and dance a little! See what I did there?


Below is two-plus hours worth of music meant to get you moving, grooving and, most important, smiling. TGIF, y'all. Let's shake it off.

*We clean out and update this playlist every Friday with a slew of new songs to keep you grooving. Follow it on Spotify so you never miss a beat.

Like what you're reading? Stay in touch with Be Well Philly—here's how:

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.