Videos featuring friends shaking it, moving and grooving in fun costumes, and dancing in full-blown choreographed routines were sent into our website, GoodMorningAmerica.com.
From Florida, where 21-year-old Allison Zawodny teamed up with her sorority sisters to dance to the song on a Friday night, to Pennsylvania, where mom Myranda Yoblic told “GMA” she plays the song in the car every morning on the way to school with her seven -year-old daughter Gia to “shake off” the bullies.
A team of competitive swimmers and friends from New Jersey took their routine underwater for a “swimmer version” of “Shake It Off.”
“When others try to turn off the music in our hearts, we will turn up the volume and dance to our own melody!” Molly Griswold of Freehold, N.J. wrote to “GMA.” “Taylor has inspired us to apply important lessons to our lives - Always be true to what you believe. Strive to be unique, have fun, be silly and enjoy the process ... every day. And, develop the ability to laugh at yourself.”
Many came with inspirational backstories and messages.
“This song has inspired us to never get too upset about bad days because we know you can always 'Shake It Off' and have another chance,” Sydney Westwick of Catonsville, Maryland, wrote to “GMA” with her video with her friends.
Rachael Ward from Portland, Oregon, who also teamed up with her friends to choreograph their video, took away an important lesson from the music. “It has taught me not to let anyone's opinions affect me, and to have fun and be myself because in the end the outlook I have on myself is what matters the most," Ward wrote to “GMA.” "If you spend your life trying to impress other people to try and fit in, you won't end up being the person you truly are.”
Swift has said the inspiration for the song came from how she has learned to deal with rumors and gossip.
“People can say whatever they want about us at any time and we cannot control that,” Swift told ABC News about her inspiration for the song. “The only thing we can control is our reaction to that. I figure that we have two options: You can either let it get to you, let it change you, let it make you bitter or not trust people. Or you can descend into insanity if you want. Option two is you just shake it off.”
The seven-time Grammy Winner is performing live on "GMA" in Times Square on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, and the grand prize winner of our Ultimate "Shake It Off" With Taylor Swift Contest will be announced on "GMA" Monday, Oct. 27. The winner will get a special surprise from Swift and be a VIP at the Epic Taylor Swift 1989 Concert, presented by the AMEX EveryDay Credit Card.