This is the second single by English pop rock band McFly, from their fifth album, Above the Noise. The group penned the song with chart-topping singer and producer Taio Cruz.
At the exclusive launch for Above the Noise, McFly described the process of the creating the song "like working backwards." Rather than working from a piano before adding all the additional instrumentation, they built up the song from beats, bass lines and drum sounds.
Despite only reaching #4, this became McFly's longest-running hit to date and their first song to spend over 9 Weeks in the UK Top 30. The group's chart trajectory is traditionally a high entry (often at #1), then a swift descent and prior to "Shine a Light," they had never previously spent more than eight weeks in the Top 30.
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."
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.