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2016, you've been a jerk. So for our last Friday Music Day of the year, we're kicking you out and sending the message that we're better off without you. To that end, I'm looking for the best "Shake It Off" songs: songs that help one cast off the old, the bad, the funk, and create a new, fresh, hopeful outlook.
There's an obvious choice here, as suggested by the title. And I do love me that song, but it just seems trivial once you get to the "my ex-man brought his new girlfriend" bit. So I'm going to make two other suggestions. Though neither is particularly "shake-y" they both work an effective reset.
First, the classic... "Take a sad song and make it better."
Second, a newer pick that might be a bit all-encompassing, but it builds so nicely:
Drop your suggestions and random lists if you're felling it.
My wife and I went to Rock the Garden to see Booker T. Actually, I went to see Booker T and she came along.* I had to beg her to stay for the last band. Hearing this seemed to help my case.