What is Harlem Shake?
So, you wanna know more about this crazy string of videos!
Baauer Harlem shake is the latest viral video to hit the YouTube after the immensely popular Gangnam style in 2012. Read on to know more.
What is Baauer Harlem Shake?
The Harlem shake is actually a crazy dance which can be traced back to the 80’s, with the movements having been ‘invented’ at a game of Harlem basketball. Over the years, it evolved into a hip-hop dance characterized by shimmies (shaking the shoulders spastically), tics (robot like movements) and pops (shaky legs).
For those of you who have not heard of the latest crazy video was first uploaded on YouTube only some two weeks back (February 2, to be precise) by Filthy Frank. Ever since, it has become a rage. The original video was about 15 seconds long, but has been spoofed up more than 3,000 times in this short span of time.
The Baauer Harlem shake video features a person with quirky headgear shaking (call it dancing, if you want to) to hypnotic music in a room full of people. More and more people and small groups join the party and burst into spontaneous gigs. Some of them are punching inflatable animals (it looks like a giraffe or a horse to me) and jumping as if they were ‘possessed’.
That’s the long and short of it, but it is making a splash across the internet while YouTube channel partners are already laughing their way to the bank!
At present, a total of 12,000 Harlem shake videos have already been uploaded on YouTube till date and more than 4,000 of them are being added every day, as revealed by YouTube trends manager, Kevin Allocca. The catchy music (notwithstanding the awkward dance movements) and the curiosity to check out ‘what-is-Harlem-shake all about’ have already fetched this video almost 44 million views , taking this latest viral hit to the No. 10 position on iTunes within no time at all!
With millions of curiosity clicks every day, it is set to move to the No. 3 or 4 position by next week.
What makes the Harlem shake so popular?
The popularity of this particular video got a further shot in the arm when the Jenner sisters, Kendell and Kylie, performed to this piece of music along with the staff crew of Ryan Seacrest at his hugely popular show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”.
Soon after that, Jeff Gordon also danced to this infectious piece of music along with his No. 24 team in a 29 second long video. His fans already know that he loves to breakdance. For now, it is Harlem shake for Jeff Gordon and team.
So, make sure you watch the Harlem shake video and stay updated!!
Meanwhile, it is Goodbye to Psy for now…