Battle Royale: Shake It Off vs. Shake It Off

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With Taylor Swift’s announcement that her upcoming album, 1989, is “officially pop,” she’s entering herself into an entirely new ballgame– the one where divas play… and fight.

If one’s first “official pop” song is titled the exact same title as a 2005 Mariah Carey sensation that was a prominent occupier of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart for 26 weeks and peaked at No.2 only because another Mariah Carey smash was occupying the top spot, you’re ready for a fight, right? With Carey occupying the No. 1 and 2 songs on the chart for a stint in 2005, she became the first time a female artist occupied the top two spots in the US.

Carey’s “Shake It Off” was certified Gold in the US, Australia and the UK.

“Shake It Off” vs. “Shake It Off”

Is Taylor ready to battle with the divas? Because she’s about to go head-to-head with the biggest names in the game à la Beyonce, Mariah and Celine. But, hey– Shania Twain did it. And did it well.

Good luck, Taylor. We’ll always be here.

Image Source: PR Photos, CMA