Back in December, Machine Gun Kelly and YUNGBLUD unleashed their new collab “acting like that” with Travis Barker. However, it looks like the new song is catching fans’ ears for an interesting reason.
As it turns out, a lot of listeners think the new collab sounds a lot like a Metro Station hit from 2007.
It’s been almost two months since MGK, YUNGBLUD and Barker surprise dropped “acting like that” ahead of the release of YUNGBLUD’s new album weird!. Then, last week, the trio teamed up for a zombie-filled video for the collab that has a very unexpected ending.
Now, it looks like fans are noticing a similarity between “acting like that” and the Metro Station hit “Shake It.” Earlier this week, TikTok user @drettysnapped shared a video comparing the two songs. As it turns out, both tracks have a very similar beat pattern in the chorus, causing them to sound a lot alike.
@drettysnappedY’all rocking with the new yungblud song? ##yungblud ##mgk ##travisbarker ##blink182 ##metrostation ##scene ##emo ##poppunk ##foryou ##fyp ##millenial ##genz♬ original sound – Dretty Snapped
However, @drettysnapped isn’t the only listener to notice the similarity. Since the release of “acting like that,” fans have been tweeting that they also think the two songs sound very similar.
the new yungblud/MGK song is basically just a remix of Shake It by Metro Station
— Luke Lyons (@the_lyon627) December 4, 2020
the new yungblud & mgk song, to me, has shake it by metro station vibes. it doesn’t but to me it does
— kiera🧷 (@kierap123_) December 2, 2020
MGK & yungblud acting like that gives me metro station vibes and I’m not mad at it
— Julia Szabo (@sjulcsi_) January 23, 2021
Okay so I’ve never listened to yungblud before but why does this remind me of metro station??? And I’m loving it???
— tiffany (@tifffanystrange) January 14, 2021
Machine Gun Kelly’s new song sounds like Metro Station’s “Shake It” 😂😂😂
— Michael Thompson (@6SpeedGames) January 9, 2021
Yungblud’s new song “Acting like that” sounds like Shake it and I’m not even complaining
Really miss this era pic.twitter.com/oOZRsnLZRn
— ahmed kalim (@akhmxt) January 23, 2021
NEW @machinegunkelly SOUNDS JUST LIKE METRO STATION. WTF HAPPENED?!?!?
— Mike Romasanta (@MikeRomasanta) January 21, 2021
At this time, it’s unknown if YUNGBLUD, Machine Gun Kelly and Metro Station are aware of the comparisons that are being made. In the meantime, both the “acting like that” and “Shake It” videos are available to stream below.
Do you think “acting like that” and “Shake It” sound similar? Let us know in the comments below.