Over on the Digital Songs chart, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” blasts in at No. 1, selling 544,000 downloads in its first week — the biggest sales week of 2014 and the fourth-largest debut week ever.
The only starts that were larger were logged by Flo Rida’s “Right Round” (636,000 in 2009), Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (623,000 in 2012) and Katy Perry’s “Roar” (557,000 in 2013).
taylorswift: You and I both know there’s got to be some greater storyline for you than ‘girl gets heart broken, was sad forever’. I think a nice one would be ‘girl gets heart broken, was sad for a while but in her heartbreak she found freedom, friends, and the ability to look back and laugh at all she’d learned. She now lives her life on her own terms and still has fantastic hair.’
I’m dancing on my own
I make the moves as I go
And that’s what they don’t know