Meghan Trainor's Acoustic Cover of "Shake It Off" Is the Greatest

This one's for you, Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" has inspired many things—fashion commentary on its video, frat boy covers—but this acoustic take of the hit, performed by up-and-comer Meghan Trainor, is its loveliest byproduct yet.

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Trainor, who's known for her chart-topping body love anthem "All About That Bass," performed the piece during an appearance on the Dan & Maz radio show. Armed with a ukulele, she proceeded to show her T. Swift love, rapping a little added pep talk, "So Taylor, shake 'em off, don't let 'em get to ya," in the middle of the song.

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The version is charming in its entirety and a fitting tribute to the song's whimsical originator (could this be one for the almighty Swift Tumblr, we wonder?) Listen to the song below.


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Alyssa Bailey
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.