Harlem Shake becomes Gangnam-type YouTube sensation
For people who have got bored by Gangnam style of dancing, they need to visit YouTube and type 'Harlem Shake' and see what is in store. In the video titled, DO THE HARLEM SHAKE (ORIGINAL), one can see boys in power ranger outfits shaking their body in a ridiculous manner, termed as Harlem Shake. It has become a huge hit in the first few weeks only, and has gone viral.
The video, which lasts for only 30 seconds, was uploaded on 2 February 2013, has already received 12,919,497 views so far on YouTube. Actually, the song, which is being played in the background had been posted on YouTube by the musician Baauer - with no video - and only his name on the video was written across the black screen. But the song only got popular after a comedian, Filthy Frank, uploaded his version of the video that it began to hit the limelight and gradually became a viral with the song in the background.
The video has become a huge sensation, as there are a number of similar videos where people are trying to replicate those dancing moves in a big manner. University students, office employees, and high-school students in groups are just moving their body in an infectious manner, in a dance routine that's been termed as Harlem Shake.
Surprisingly, the viral dance fever has also gripped the Norwegian Army - as they are also seen performing the Harlem dance. India is also not too far behind, as around 60 people got together to perform the dance in the Mumbai office of music channel 9XO. The dance, Harlem Shake, is first said to have originated in New York in 1981.
Though, this dancing style is spreading like wildfire across the globe, it will take some doing to outdo the Gangnam style of dancing, which has become a regular number and dance routine in dancing clubs all over the world, and is still the biggest YouTube sensation in recent times.