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Here’s the Taylor Swift/Groot dance-off you’ve been waiting for

It's a dance battle for the ages.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 19, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 6:04 pm CDT

Taylor Swift just released her latest music video, but she’s already got some tough competition.

She shows off her dance moves (and many of her personas) for “Shake It Off,” and it only took a day for someone to put her head to head with the other biggest dancer to hit the Internet this summer—and for that we thank them.

In one corner stands Swift with the power of her fans behind her. In the other stands Groot, possibly the breakout star of Guardians of the Galaxy. Swift has mobility and backup dancers, and she’s able to sing her own tune. And what Groot lacks in mobility or costumes he makes up for in versatility; he may have originally danced to the Jackson 5, but that dance can work with anything.

Who won? You decide, but I’m perfectly content just letting them keep on dancing together.

H/T Uproxx | Photo via TaylorSwiftVEVO/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 19, 2014, 6:08 pm CDT