As trends go; one day you are in, the next day you are out! The newest viral video hit is the Harlem Shake. To get you started, here is a video showing 49 different Harlem Shakes at once!
2013’s newest dance craze got its start as a name of an old-school dance craze back in the 1980’s. The dance was invented at a Harlem Basketball Game. From there, it went on to become a hip-hop dance move involving shimmies (shoulder shakes), tics (robotic starts and stops) and pops (leg spasms).
Today, the Harlem Shake is best known as the video meme with the dance song Harlem Shake by Baauer. The videos are very short at around 30 seconds, they are easy to make, and are filmed everywhere! The formula for the Harlem Shake video is as follows:
- One person — often a helmeted man gently hip-thrusting — enjoys the sweet beats of Harlem Shake by Baauer in a roomful of oblivious people.
- Then, the bass drops. Jump cut.
- Everyone is Harlem Shaking, flailing, jumping and punching things like an inflatable giraffe.
So on this post, I wanted to highlight the best Harlem Shake videos from YouTube. These videos are very interesting! Here is Geek Alabama’s top Harlem Shake videos!
University of Georgia Swim Team Harlem Shake
Norway Military Harlem Shake
Maker Studios Harlem Shake
College Humor Harlem Shake
The Chive Harlem Shake
Matt and Kim Harlem Shake
University of Guelph Harlem Shake
Black Edition Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake With My Son
Harlem Shake Shaytards Style
Firefighter Harlem Shake
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Harlem Shake
But I am not done! I also want to highlight the best Harlem Shake videos from people in Alabama! This list will be updated as more videos are uploaded.
Harlem Shake Alabama Version
Jacksonville State Harlem Shake
Troy University Harlem Shake
Alabama Face Guy Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake UA Version
Auburn University New Media Club Harlem Shake
UNA Harlem Shake
UAB Media Commons Harlem Shake
Auburn High School Harlem Shake
- Do The Harlem Shake – A Brief Tutorial (harlemcondolife.com)
- The Harlem Shake Catches Fire Online (corp.visiblemeasures.com)
- Facebook Employees Do The “Harlem Shake” | TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
- ‘Harlem Shake’ looks set to be this year’s ‘Gangnam Style’ (gadgets.ndtv.com)
- YouTube’s ‘Harlem Shake’ trend vs. the real ‘Harlem Shake’ (pix11.com)