Did you know Taylor Swift once embarrassed herself after she failed to recognize her own song Shake It Off? Details inside

Three years ago, during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Taylor Swift, failed to recognize one of her most popular songs in a guessing game. Scroll through to learn more!

Published on Sep 20, 2023   |  06:43 PM IST  |  95.9K
Stills from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon featuring Taylor Swift (YouTube)
Key Highlight
  • Three years ago, Taylor Swift made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  • She caught herself in an embarrassing situation during that show
  • The show’s host, Jimmy Fallon had a hilarious reaction

Taylor Swift, the global pop sensation and master of catchy tunes, once found herself in an unexpectedly hilarious situation during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon three years ago. In a segment of the show called Name That Song, where the Lover singer and Jimmy had to identify songs based solely on instrumentals played by The Roots, Taylor Swift stumbled upon an embarrassing moment when she failed to recognize her very own chart-topping hit, Shake It Off.

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What led to our favorite singer, Taylor Swift, being embarrassed?

The game started off with Swift showcasing her impressive musical knowledge by correctly guessing several songs within seconds of their instrumental openings. The Lover singer’s ability to identify tracks like Hot In Herre by Nelly and Baby One More Time by Britney Spears left Fallon in awe. It seemed like Swift was on her way to victory, leading the game with her spot-on guesses.

 Stills from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon featuring Taylor Swift (YouTube)

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However, the twist in the game came when Fallon announced, "All right, it's time for the final song, this is worth 10,000 points." When Swift asked, "Towards what?" Fallon said, "It's anyone's game. Whoever wins this, wins the whole game."


As the suspense built, Swift focused intently on deciphering the tune, while Fallon seized the opportunity and confidently guessed "Shake It Off?" Swift's reaction was nothing short of priceless, as a mix of shock and amusement washed over her face and she was speechless.

 Stills from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon featuring Taylor Swift (YouTube)

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How did the show host Jimmy Fallon react to Taylor Swift's hilarious moment?

Fallon couldn't contain his laughter in the background, declaring this moment as his "favorite thing that ever happened on the whole show," considering that Swift had mentioned Shake It Off earlier in the game, jokingly explaining that she had to avoid using puns of her own songs in everyday conversation.

Swift's delightful reaction, in which she playfully feigned embarrassment and pretended to run away, resonated with fans and viewers in equal measure. Check out the show below:

Leaving behind all the embarrassing and hilarious moments, Swift has been consistently making headlines in recent times, never failing to make Swifties love her a little more every day. She has also announced the upcoming release of her fourth re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor's Version), scheduled for release on October 27, 2023.

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What is one of the key reasons Taylor Swift is so popular in the music industry?
Taylor Swift's ability to convey emotion and create captivating worlds through her storytelling has been a significant factor in her popularity.

How has Taylor Swift's musical style evolved over the years?
Taylor Swift has successfully pivoted from her early country days to high-tempo pop beats and even lo-fi indie ballads.

What is the significance of Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift?
Cruel Summer is a track from Taylor Swift's 2019 album Lover. It's known for its up-beat tempo and catchy melody, often associated with the excitement and intensity of a summer romance. Fans appreciate the song for its memorable lyrics and infectious sound.

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