Drake explained at a listening party held at MSR studios that he wrote this song for a girl who told him, "You just want what you can't have." He added: "I named it after her and I probably ruined her life for the next six months, but she'll be all right." After he'd played this tune Drake remarked, "I don't know what I want from a woman at all."
Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” was inspired by how she'd learned to deal with all the false rumors that circulated about her. "The only thing we can control is our reaction to that ,” said Swift. "You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off."