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Geek Alabama’s Top Harlem Shake Videos


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

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