Shake It (Metro Station song)

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"Shake It"
Shake It Metro Station.jpg
Single by Metro Station
from the album Metro Station
B-side "Comin' Around"
Released March 10, 2008
Format
Recorded 2007
Genre Dance-rock, new wave, synthpop
Length 2:59
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) S*A*M and Sluggo
Metro Station singles chronology
"Control"
(2008)
"Shake It"
(2008)
"Seventeen Forever"
(2008)

"Control"
(2008)
"Shake It"
(2008)
"Seventeen Forever"
(2008)
Metro Station track listing
"Kelsey"
(3)
"Shake It"
(4)
"Wish We Were Older"
(5)

"Shake It" is a song by the American pop band Metro Station, released as the third single (and debut British single) from the group's 2007 self-titled debut studio album. The song impacted radio on April 1, 2008.[1]

It is the band's first charting single, peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, "Shake It" peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Japan, Austria, Germany and New Zealand. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 13, 2008 and later Platinum that year,[2] until finally reaching 2× Platinum status at the end of January 2009.[3]

Composition[edit]

"Shake It" is a song written in the key of E major.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song "Shake It" was inspired by fans who created their own versions of the video, 63 of which the band posted as a playlist on the band's YouTube account. The band has commented that the final product was based on the cult film The Warriors, with rival dance crews in place of gangs. The video features the four band members as they enter the Los Angeles Theatre. Once inside the theater, the band performs the song while various dancers compete against each other around the band members. Cameos are made by online celebrity Jeffree Star and vocalist/guitarist Trace Cyrus' ex-girlfriend Hanna Beth as audience members watching the dancers perform. The video ends with the police entering the theatre and forcing everyone out.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "Shake It" (Radio Mix) - 3:04
  2. "Shake It (Lenny B Remix - Extended Version)" - 7:15
  3. "Comin' Around" - 2:40
U.S. Digital Remix single
  1. "Shake It" [The Lindbergh Palace Remix] - 6:25
  2. "Shake It" [Lenny B Remix] - 3:22

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United Kingdom (digital download) September 17, 2007 Sony BMG
Ireland (digital download) September 18, 2007 Sony
Worldwide (physical) March 10, 2008 Sony BMG
United Kingdom (physical) March 23, 2008 Sony BMG
Canada (digital download) April 22, 2008 Sony BMG
New Zealand (digital download) June 30, 2008 Sony BMG
North America (physical) August 5, 2008 Sony BMG
Australia (digital download) August 9, 2008 Sony BMG

Use in media[edit]

  • In the soundtrack of The House Bunny and on So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
  • On the evening of April 7, 2008, Disney Channel had a bump that said: Shake It [Metro Station].
  • It appeared on the season eight premiere of American Idol.
  • It is also featured as a downloadable song for the Xbox 360 karaoke game, Lips.
  • It was covered by a Portuguese boy band to be used in Sweet Strawberries (original title: Morangos Com Açúcar) season 7 soundtrack.
  • The song was featured in 90210 when Annie and Ty were on a date in San Francisco.[21]
  • The song can be heard on a recent viral video of a young man's elaborately choreographed proposal to his girlfriend.[22]
  • The song was played during the opening of the episode "When Cougars Attack" of the show The Whole Truth, which first aired on October 27, 2010.[23]
  • In the United Kingdom, the song is featured on a television commercial for Schwarzkopf's Live Colour XXL Shake It Up Foam. The ad premiered on British commercial television networks in December 2011.
  • In October 2013 this song accompanied the Fastrack Ads for watches in India.
  • The song is frequently used by social media star Lenarr Young as the music for one of his characters named Zac.
  • The song can be heard in the Grey's Anatomy spin-off show Private Practice in season 4, episode 12 as the first song Bizzy and Susan dance to after getting married.[24] [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. March 25, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum - Searchable Database". RIAA. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "RIAA News Room - Sasha's Fierce in '09 - Feb 13, 2009". Riaa.com. February 13, 2009. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ Metro Station "Shake It" Sheet Music musicnotes.com
  5. ^ a b c d e "Metro Station - Shake It - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ Andreas, Grassinger. "Austria Top 40 - Singles". www.austriatop40.at. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  8. ^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Chartverfolgung - Metro Station - Shake It/Premium". Musicline.de. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  9. ^ "IRMA.ie". IRMA.ie. September 30, 2010. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  10. ^ ds. "Sns Ifpi". Ifpicr.cz. Archived from the original on January 10, 2007. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swiss Charts - Singles Top 75 03.10.2010". swisscharts.com. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Archive Chart". April 11, 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "Artist Chart History - Metro Station". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 2008". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Year-End 2008". Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Year-End 2008". Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Éves összesített listák - MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 (súlyozott)". Mahasz. Mahasz. 
  18. ^ ":: MTV | Single Jahrescharts 2009 | charts". Mtv.de. December 29, 2009. Archived from the original on December 30, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  20. ^ "ARIA's End Of Decade Charts" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. January 7, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Watch Videos | Metro Station and Axone Productions - Shake It Forever !!!". Metro Station Tickets. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  22. ^ “” (February 14, 2010). "Proposal in Park". YouTube. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  23. ^ “” (October 27, 2010). "When Cougars Attack". IMDb. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Private Practice Review: "Heaven Can Wait"". tvfanatic.com. February 4, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Music from Private Practice S4E12". Tunefind. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 

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