Kelly Clarkson joined the ranks of mere mortals who can't seem to get Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" out of their damn heads. But Clarkson doesn't do covers like other people do covers. She Clarksonizes songs.

Clarkson performed the song in front of a crowd in Buffalo, New York over the weekend. "Everybody gives Taylor Swift a hard time, but she can write a hook," Clarkson said. (Skip to about the one minute mark unless you absolutely need to hear a lot of Clarkson stage banter.) She is right, that song is ridiculously catchy. Even TayTay herself enjoyed the cover. You have earned the Empress' blessing, Clarkson. Bow your head and silently back out of the room.