Album: The Sound of Sunshine (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from American Alternative Rock/Hip Hop act Michael Franti & Spearhead's seventh studio album, The Sound of Sunshine. The song features Jamaican dancehall icon Lady Saw. It was recorded in Jamaica with Sly & Robbie, who co-produced 2008's All Rebel Rockers.
  • Franti discussed the song on his website: "Shake It' is a fun song that we noticed people respond to pretty instantly. But if you listen closely, I think it's also makes a deeper point about finding beauty in imperfection. I admit I really like the last line, 'It's not about the way that you look. It's about the way that you shook.'"

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