MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden's denied to Spin Magazine that this instrumental track is a tribute to the duo's fellow New Yorker, the similar monikered Lady Gaga. He said: "It's just an instrumental track, but it's very nightmare-ish sounding! Actually, it's really kind of messed up sounding, and we thought it would be funny to call it 'Lady Dada's Nightmare.'"
The song was recorded using a vintage keyboard. MGMT's Ben Goldwasser told The Times April 3, 2010 that it was "a kind of educational tool, full of little pegs - it looks like a game of battleships. I stayed up all night adding part after part, not knowing what it would become, pretty much just laughing the whole time."
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."