Video Of The Week - Is 'Harlem Shake' The New 'Gangnam Style'?

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If you, like most people, are a little fatigued with PSY and the numerous parodies of his super hit song 'Gangnam Style', it may be time to check out Harlem Shake, the newest dance craze to hit the Internet!

This latest viral trend began earlier in the year, when a few students dressed in costumes, decided to do a crazy dance video to a catchy audio tune named Harlem Shake, released by American music producer, Baauer. They then of course posted it on YouTube. For some reason, it caught the fancy of many people and just as was the case with Gangnam Style, everyone from kids to pets to even firefighters, have gotten into the spirit with their own parodies.

And, while the dance is mostly free form with everyone doing pretty much what they want, there is a method to the madness. It begins with one person preferably in a mask, dancing alone. However, when the chorus begins, the group around him that has so far been ignoring the ruckus, suddenly rises and begins dancing. While the entire Shake lasts only about 30-seconds it is quite catchy, which is probably why it has gone viral, so quickly.

Resources: news.speedtv.com, fox19.com

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1161 Comments
  • bacon_bitzz
    bacon_bitzzSunday, January 13, 2019 at 10:37 am
    I loved the army one! Lol the guy just falls out the window gets up like no biggy!😂
    • ajg16
      ajg16Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm
      😝 ikr!
    • ajg16
      ajg16Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:46 pm
      Yeahhh I don't think that guy meant to fall out the window. . . . .
      • ajg16
        ajg16Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:38 pm
        Omg that second video! 😂😂😂
        • bbbbbTuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8:01 am
          that's awesome
          • big moodThursday, September 27, 2018 at 8:27 am
            this article is an ancient artifact
            • Velt_PvPWednesday, May 30, 2018 at 9:40 am
              #stayinalive I'm doing it at my pool party.
              • jaidyn brewerThursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:56 am
                because i love harlem shake
                • jaidyn brewerThursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:55 am
                  imma watch this every time get to get on doonews
                  • rustenbrownThursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:43 am
                    lol
                    • rustenbrownTuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:46 am
                      It is so funny.