The Harlem Shake phenomenon has officially taken over the web, and everyone’s scrambling to create their own video.. As of Monday, more than 12,000 Harlem Shake videos had been uploaded to YouTube, collectively garnering more than 44 million views in a single week!
Yes folks, it looks like the Harlem Shake is 2013’s answer to Gangnam Style.
If you haven’t seen any of the Harlem Shake videos yet, here’s a quick recap. Typically, each video begins with one person (often masked) dancing to the song Harlem Shake (by electronic musician Baauer) alone for 15 seconds in a room full of bored-looking people. When the bass drops, the camera transitions to the entire room going nuts in the most ridiculous ways possible, often wearing crazy outfits and wielding strange props.
YouTube comedy vlogger Filthy Frank created the orignal video a few weeks ago, and it went viral in a hurry. Now it’s a full-blown epidemic. The beauty of this meme is that the videos are only 30 seconds long, so you can watch a bunch of them in a single sitting.
Here are some of my favorite Harlem Shake videos:
What’s your favorite Harlem Shake video?