Twitter Thinks the New Strokes Song Sounds a Lot Like Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself"

They're not wrong
Twitter Thinks the New Strokes Song Sounds a Lot Like  Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself"
The Strokes unveiled their latest single "Bad Decisions" yesterday (February 18), and while many praised it for the band's return to their classic sound, many others noted that it sounded familiar in a different way — in the way that it sounds like Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself."
 
It's pretty undeniably similar when the Strokes' gets to the chorus, repeating "Oh, makin' bad decisions" to almost the exact same tune as the hook in the 1981 hit "Dancing with Myself."
 
So similar, in fact, that the band have recognized Billy Idol and co-writer Tony James with a songwriting credit.
 
That didn't mean Twitter let the Strokes off the hook.
 
See some of the realizations and reactions below, then listen to both songs and hear the likeness for yourself.

The Strokes' new album, The New Abnormal, arrives April 10 via Cult/RCA Records