What is the ‘act like you know’ TikTok trend?

A gospel song from 1996 has inspired the “act like you know” TikTok trend. 

LaShun Pace is a gospel singer with a lengthy career beginning in the 1970s. A solo act and member of The Anointed Pace Sisters, a singing group with her and her eight sisters, Pace’s songs have long been staples in churches across the country. Her song “Act Like You Know” is seeing a revival in this hilariously wholesome TikTok meme. 

The viral song was first uploaded by @zaqrihh who shared a performance of the song by Pace in December 2021. The sound has since been featured in over 259,000 videos. 

“Act like you know / Act like you know / Act like you know (act like you know now),” Pace powerfully sung

People have started to use the song to describe all the things the people in their lives really should know by now. 


acting like I’m not a frequent visitor💀😎😎 @k.lala104

♬ original sound – zaq 🦖

“Me when my mom says, ‘who is it?’ after I knock on her door,” Montez Wilson said lip-syncing the song as he busted through the door. 

“When he knows mommy gone pick him up every time he cries,” @ceaira.brookss said holding her baby boy. She lip-synced the lyrics until he broke out into laughter. 

“When my daughter first started modeling versus now,” @boujee2glam wrote in a caption

She showed footage of her little girl going from a beginner to a model confident in her stride. 


they know exactly what i came for🤤

♬ original sound – zaq 🦖

“When the waiter asks if I want extra sweet rolls at Texas Roadhouse,” @vjbreeze2 said in a video

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