Watch: Everybody Is Doing The ‘Harlem Shake’ — Including Team Celebuzz
Though originally the name of a 1980s dance that turned mainstream, G. Dep’s “Let’s Get It” music video, the Harlem Shake has gone on to be referenced in mumerous songs over the years, including a track by Brooklyn-based producer Baauer.
Now that song has become the backdrop music in Harlem Shake meme, the latest online dance craze to take the Internet by storm.
And since the release of a video by the YouTube comedy video blogger Filthy Frank, the revived ‘shake’ has spawned tens of millions of viral videos.
Step 1: Hit play on Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.”
Step 2: At the beginning, only one person (often masked) starts dancing. All others in the room or area appear oblivious, going about their ordinary tasks.
Step 3: When the beat drops, the clip cuts to everyone dancing crazy, sometimes in costume and/or with props.
Not only is it spreading like wildfire on the web — with videos featuring everyone from college swimmers, to military men, to subway riders, to grandmas — but the Harlem Shake is even sweeping shows across the nation, from CBS’ Anderson Live to NBC’s TODAY show.
2. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
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