8 Songs to Get You Shaking! #ThursdayTherapyTune (s)

shake itWhether you are shaking maracas, tambourines or what your mama gave you, these songs are excellent for getting you in the shaking mood. Though I must advise caution with the last 3, as the lyrics are not the most appropriate in certain settings (you can definitely see the evolution of song topics over the decades in this list!) However, they are easily adaptable and you can easily change the lyrics to better suit your needs and keep the chorus or main part of the song… which is the part all about shaking anyway! Enjoy!


1. Shake Rattle and RollBig Joe Turner (1954)

2. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On- Big Maybelle (1955), Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)


3. The Hippy Hippy Shake- Chan Romero (1959), The Beatles (1963)

4. Twist and Shout- Top Notes (1961), The Beatles (1963)

5. Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)– Harry Belafonte (1961)

6. Shake Your Bon Bon- Ricky Martin (1999)

7. Shake It- Metro Station (2008)

8. Country Girl (Shake it For Me)– Luke Bryan (2011)



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