Feb 16, 2013

of the harlem shake viral internet meme

The Harlem Shake has gone viral following the release of a video by the vlogger Filthy Frank.


The video feature the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer. Watch Baauer - Harlem Shake (HQ Full Version)

The internet meme was also attributed to "five teenagers known as The Sunny Coast Skate from Queensland, Australia.
The video starts with a person (in helmet) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people unaware of the dancing individual. When the bass drops, the camera transitions to the entire crowd doing the dance for the next 15 seconds, often wearing a minimum of clothes or crazy outfits or costumes while wielding strange props.

Watch The Harlem Shake v1 (TSCS original)

Harlem Shake challenges 'Gangnam Style' on online dance floors

This dancing style is not to be confused with the original Harlem Shake (or albee) which was allegedly started in Rucker and Harlem by a man named Al B (nickname Sisqo or Cisco).
The Harlem shake, originally called the albee in Harlem, is a dance that started in 1981. The dance became mainstream in 2001 when G. Dep featured the Harlem shake in his music video Let's Get It. It has its history from an Northeast African dance called "Eskista" and was allegedly started in Harlem by a man named Al B.
Inventor of Harlem Shake Interview


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