"The Shake" is the title of a song written by John McElroy and Butch Carr, and recorded by American country music artist Neal McCoy. It was released May 1997 as the only single from McCoy's Greatest Hits album. The song reached #5 on the BillboardHot Country Singles & Tracks chart in October 1997. It peaked at #7 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.
The music video was directed by Chris Rogers and premiered in June 1997. In it a teenage boy walks in, and Neal's mom (played as an homage to Leave It to Beaver). The song starts, and he and his band are playing in the garage. The video ends with the mother starting to dance.
Robert Loy of Country Standard Time described the song negatively, saying that it was "a puerile and sexist hymn to feminine derriere movement[…]And that's good because the only thing saving lyrics like 'Shake it real funky/Shake it real low/Shake it till you just can't shake it no more' from being offensive is that they're so incredibly stupid."
"The Shake" debuted at number 67 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 24, 1997.