Hater judge writes burn-filled dismissal to 3LW songwriters' "Shake It Off" lawsuit

A U.S. District Judge has ruled to dismiss a recent lawsuit against Taylor Swift, in which songwriters Nathan Butler and Sean Hall alleged that her hit song “Shake It Off” ripped off the lyrics to 3LW’s “Playas Gon’ Play,” which the pair wrote for the ’90s girl group. Butler and Hall’s argument centered on the idea…

This Taylor Swift "Shake It Off" lawsuit is getting into some deep philosophical shit

Last September, we reported that Taylor Swift was being drawn back into court yet again, this time over the lyrics to her 2014 smash hit “Shake It Off.” The lawsuit in question came from songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who claimed that Swift ripped off the lyrics to 3LW’s “Playas Gon’ Play”—which they…

This rotoscoped “Shake It Off” video is a pretty decent excuse to listen to “Shake It Off”

“Shake It Off” has appeared in so many variations and permutations that it’s sometimes easy to forget just how tremendous of a jam it is on its own. So maybe it’s for the best that this hand-drawn, rotoscoped version of the “Shake It Off” video made by 49 University Of Newcastle Australia students leaves the audio…

“Shake It Off” at 1/5 speed opens a sonic portal to a world of sorrow

Some music works well when slowed down. Justin Bieber, for instance, becomes surprisingly reverent. Other music does not, as proven by a new video adapted from a Taylor Swift performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Dubbed “Taylor Slow” by uploader Mark Blackwell, the video shows a live performance of Swift’s single “Shake…