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Shake Your Tail
(Animated Short Version)
Episode My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks/Animated shorts
Character(s) The Rainbooms
Sung by Rebecca Shoichet
Ashleigh Ball
Kazumi Evans
Andrea Libman
Shannon Chan-Kent
Staff Carrie Mombourquette (storyboard)[1]
Music by Daniel Ingram[1]
Caleb Chan, Trevor Hoffman (production)[2]
Lyrics by Amy Keating Rogers[1][3]
Daniel Ingram
Length 2:04
Album My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Shorts Transcript My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks/Animated shorts
BMI Work No. 17338612
International versions
Shake Your Tail (Film Version)
Episode My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
Lyrics by Amy Keating Rogers[4] (first draft)
Daniel Ingram (revision)
Length 2:00
Album My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Film Transcript My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
International versions

Shake Your Tail is a song featured in the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks animated short of the same name, as well as being the fifth of eleven songs featured in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. It is performed by the Rainbooms. During the Rainbooms' performance of the song, Photo Finish, the Snapshots, and Snips and Snails attempt to sabotage the performance by doing things like holding magnets to all the steel trimmings on Rarity's dress or putting the spotlight over the stage-frightened Fluttershy.

The short is one of the first eight released as a tie-in to the Rainbow Rocks film. It is the first to be published by the German Equestria Girls YouTube channel, in English on April 16, 2014[5] until the upload was made unavailable later in the same week due to a copyright claim by Hasbro Studios LLC, the seventh to be published by the Hasbro Studios Shorts YouTube channel, in English on June 6, 2014, the sixth to be published by the My Little Pony Facebook page, in English on June 17, 2014,[6] and the fourth to be published overall.

Production

The song was first revealed in a Rainbow Rocks clip released via Entertainment Weekly,[7] and more of the song first appeared as a different version in chapters 6, 16, and 17 and the bonus activity page "Lyrical Laughter" of the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks screenplay novelization of the animated shorts.

The short was adapted into chapters 16 and 17 of the Rainbow Rocks novelization, which was released more than a week earlier than the short itself. According to the book, as is for the short Perfect Day for Fun, Twilight's presence in this short is just a figment of her own imagination, because she misses her friends from Canterlot High, so she imagines to be there with them.

An instrumental version is heard in Hasbro's online game Rainbooms Repeat the Beat, the Hasbro Arcade minigame My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, and the DJ Pon-3 minigame from the Equestria Girls app.

The song serves as the fifth track on the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The version on the album is slightly different as the first pre-chorus contains a Hammond organ solo. It is also the first track on My Little Pony Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks CD.

As revealed in the commentary, the film sequence was storyboarded by Carrie Mombourquette, the same artist who boarded the short version.

Animated short summary

The short is a music video wherein the six friends perform the song at a school dance party. The performance is interspersed with a story in which the six attempt to decorate the school auditorium for the party. Each tries out a different theme for the party that ends in failure of some sort: Pinkie Pie's luau-themed set that falls apart around her; Rainbow Dash bombards her friends with soccer balls and basketballs in a sports theme; Applejack's country theme includes a dangerous rodeo bull; Rarity's elegant masquerade falls through when Pinkie startles everyone with a tiki mask; Twilight Sparkle turns the party into a boring study session; and Fluttershy's petting zoo idea results in animals running amok. Finally, Rainbow Dash comes up with an idea and combines all of their themes into one.

Lyrics

Animated short and film version

Rainbooms playing Shake Your Tail on stage EG2
[The Rainbooms]
We've just got the day to get ready
And there's only so much time to lose
Because tonight, yeah, we're here to party
So let's think of something fun to do
We don't know (we don't know) what's gonna happen
We just know (we just know) it's gonna feel right
All our friends are here
And it's time to ignite the lights!
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your tail, shake your tail
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your tail, shake your tail
[Twilight Sparkle]
So what you didn't get it right the first time
[Pinkie Pie]
Laugh it off, no one said it is a crime
[Rarity]
Do your thing, you know you're an original
[Applejack]
Your ideas are so funny that they're criminal
[The Rainbooms]
Ohhh-ahh!
We've just got the day to get ready
And there's only so much time to lose
Because tonight, yeah, we're here to party
So let's think of something fun to do
We don't know (we don't know) what's gonna happen
We just know (we just know) it's gonna feel right
All our friends are here
And it's time to ignite the lights!
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your tail, shake your tail
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your tail, shake your tail
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your tail, shake your tail
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your tail, shake your tail
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight!

Book version

First part

[Equestria Girls]
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight!
Shake your tail! Shake your tail!

Second part

[Rainbow Dash]
We've just got the day
To get ready,
And there's only so much time to lose
Because tonight,
Yeah, we're gonna party.
Now we'd better hurry up and choose!

Third part

[Pinkie Pie]
We don't know what's gonna happen!
[Rarity]
We just know it's gonna feel right!
[Pinkie Pie]
All our friends are here, and it's time to ignite the lights!
[Equestria Girls]
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight!
Shake your tail! Shake your tail!
[Rainbow Dash]
So what if you didn't get it right the first time!
[Pinkie Pie]
Laugh it off!
No one said it's a crime!
[Rarity]
Do your thing!
Yeah, you know you're an original!
[Rainbow Dash]
Your ideas are so funny that they're criminal!
[Equestria Girls]
Oh YEAH!
[Crowd]
Oh YEAH!
[All]
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight!
Shake your tail, shake your tail!
[Twilight Sparkle]
Shake your tail 'cause we're here to have a party tonight!
Shake your tail, shake your tail!

Other versions

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05. Shake Your Tail! - MLP EG - Rainbow Rocks (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Soundtrack Version

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ishi Rudell (2014-04-17). ishiH3Art: @jordanolling Music - Daniel .... Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 April 25.
  2. Daniel Ingram (2014-09-13). I'm so excited to announce the release.... Facebook. Retrieved on 2014 November 20.
  3. Amy Keating Rogers (2014-04-18). KeatingRogers: @DarkHardie I wrote it. Don't.... Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 May 17.
  4. Amy Keating Rogers (2014-10-12). @jordanolling @DarkHardie @dannyimusic I wrote.... Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 October 19.
  5. ,Equestria Girls. Google+ (2014-04-16). Retrieved on 2014 April 18.
  6. My Little Pony. Facebook (2014-06-17). Retrieved on 2014 June 18.
  7. Hillary Busis (2014-02-13). 'My Little Pony Equestria Girls': Yes, there will be a sequel. And we've got a clip! EXCLUSIVE. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2014 February 13.

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