Taylo Swift, Shake it Off, Aerobics video


Taylor Swift is bringing back the '80s!

The 24-year-old drew a lot of inspiration for her 1989 album from the flashy decade, and you can hear it in her music! Case in point? Her song "Shake It Off" was married to an actual 1980s aerobic workout video in a YouTube clip (which has since been pulled on copyright grounds), and as it turns out, Tay's 2014 hit provides a perfect soundtrack!

In the delightfully dated clip, men and big-haired women look oh-so-happy sweatin' it out to Swiftie. There's lots of boppin', plenty of high-kicks and jazz hands galore, not to mention the fact that everyone's wearing spandex and blindingly white sneakers!

Taylor Swift, Shake It Off


So what did Taylor think of this mashup? She tweeted the link to an article about it, telling her 46.3 million followers it was "A sneak peak at the official' Shake It Off' choreography for the 1989 World Tour."

Ha! Tay obviously doesn't mind going a little retro with her sound—in fact, she wishes the music industry would turn back time a bit in terms of its sell, too. Meaning? She wants you to go to the store and buy her CD—not stream it for free!

In an interview with NPR, she explained: "Well, I truly believe in the album. From the start of making one to the time it's finished, I focus on there being a visual theme and emotional DNA to it—including the physical package. I mean there has to be an incentive to go to a store, buy a CD. What people who are forecasting the downfall of the music industry don't think about is that there is a still a huge percentage of the country who drive their kids to school every day and play a CD and listen to it with their kids–there's a CD in the CD player in their car. "

Taylor Swift, Shake It Off


"So I understand that the industry's changing and a lot of people are streaming. However, there are a lot of people who aren't, which is what this release reflects," she went on.

As for her decision to break up with Spotify? In an interview withYahoo! Music, she explained that because "music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly...everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment."

"And I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment," she said, "that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music. And I just don't agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free."

(Originally published Nov. 7, 2014 at 10:14 a.m. PT)

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