Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Performance On NYE Rang In 2015, But There's Not Much She Needs to Shake Off From 2014
The producers of ABC's New York Rockin' Eve made a pretty solid decision when they scheduled Taylor Swift for the final performance on 2014: This has been a banner year for the singer. Swift performed "Welcome to New York" and "Shake It Off," but the lyrics of the latter didn't quite hit home coming from Swift this New Year's Eve — everyone's got haters, but Swift conquered 2014 in a way unprecedented by her past successes. In other words, there's not much she should be trying to shake off going into 2015.
In addition to accruing and impressive number of cats and best friends, Swift spent 2014 shedding the country music part of her persona in favor of becoming a full-time pop star, and by all accounts it was a smashing success, at least if you're looking at the money she raked in. All you have to do to see that is look at Swift's twitter account in the hours leading up to her Rockin' Eve performance: It's all tweets and retweets about the fact that Swift just had the best-selling album of the year with 1989. In a year that Beyonce exists as someone also selling music. Granted, Beyonce released her album in 2013, but that's still a damn good year as far as I can tell:
And that's just from Swift's own Twitter account.
"Shake It Off" may apply to Swift's past years as a tabloid staple rumored to be dating absolutely everyone. But in a year when she declared her independence both in her career and in her happily nonexistent romantic life? You can bet Swift will just be trying to keep up the winning streak in 2015.