VIDEO: Middletown Teachers Remake Taylor Swift Song

March 16, 2015
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For Read Across America Day, Middletown Township’s Ocean Avenue Elementary teachers had some fun with Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” song, dubbing the lyrics and singing about the joys of reading while dancing, hula-hooping, and rapping about “getting down to this sick book.”  The fun video has gone viral, with over 33,000 views.

Below are the credits and lyrics, from the original Feb. 27 Youtube post.

Read All Day

Original Song Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
Rewritten By: Colleen O’Neil & Jamie Corso
Lead Vocals: Allyson Bennett
Backup Vocals: Kristy Rosamilia & Jamie Corso
Filmed & Edited By: Jesse Herbert

LYRICS:

“Read All Day”
Remake of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”
Rewritten by: Jamie Corso & Colleen O’Neil

I stay up too late
Got reading on my brain
That’s what students say, mmm-mmm
That’s what students say, mmm-mmm

I can’t put this book away
I have to read each day
At least that’s what students say, mmm-mmm
That’s what students say, mmm-mmm

CHORUS
But I keep reading
Can’t stop, won’t stop reading
It’s like I got this author
In my mind
Saying, “You gotta read all night.”

Cause the students gonna learn, learn, learn, learn, learn
And the teachers gonna teach, teach, teach, teach, teach
But I’m just gonna read, read, read, read, read
Read all day, Read all day
I just gotta see, see, see, see, see
What this book means to me, me, me
But, I’m just gonna read, read, read, read, read
Read all day, read all day

I never miss a book
I’m reading on my nook
I practice fluency, mmm-mmm
Practice fluency, mmm-mmm

In Leonardo, BBQ and Mini Golf Served Up with Gusto

I’m reading on my own (reading on my own)
I read the words as I go (read words as I go)
Gotta make sure I decode, mmm-mmm
Make sure I decode, mmm-mmm

CHORUS

Read all day, read all day,
I read all day, I read all day,
I, I, I read all day, I read all day
I, I, I read all day, I read all day
I, I, I read all day, I read all day

Hey, hey, hey
Just think while you’ve been getting down and out about the scores on your Wii and Play Station 2
You could’ve been getting down to this sick book!

My teacher brought us these new books
She’s like, “Oh my gosh! You just gotta read.”
And to the students over there with some time to spare
Won’t you come on over maybe? We can read, read, read

Yeah ohhh

CHORUS (until the end)

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