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New Craze: What is Harlem Shake?

New Craze: What is Harlem Shake?

The Original Harlem shake was created in 1981 and used to be used basically in hip-hop with a quick side to side motion of the shoulder, arms, and hips.

However The latest used to be In 2013, DJ Baauer created a song referred to as the “harlem shake” which went viral on youtube. In these videos created By users, a person is dancing alone, regularly with a bike helmet, whereas everyone else Within The room isn’t paying consideration. When the bottom drops, everybody starts going loopy, dressing up in bizarre costumes and dancing abnormally.

In Actual Feel:
“Harlem Shake”, not to be perplexed with the hip hop dance fashion, is the title of a 2012 heavy bass instrumental monitor produced By Way Of Baauer. In February 2013, the music spawned a series of dance videos that begin with a masked person dancing alone in a gaggle before all at once cutting to a wild dance birthday party featuring your entire crew. Despite what the name suggests, the movies present a variety of hip hop dances, including the Bernie, Twerking as well as improvisations.

An Ideal clarification of how the Harlem Shake commenced, its history, the first video of the viral craze, and a few nice examples will also be seen In The explanatory video below:

Outstanding Examples

All Through the 2nd week of February 2013, greater than Four,000 “Harlem Shake” videos were uploaded to YouTube every day, consistent with YouTube’s respectable trend document. Through February 13th, roughly 12,000 “Harlem Shake” movies had been posted, gaining greater than 44 million views.




9 Comments to “New Craze: What is Harlem Shake?”

  1. I’m doing this speech for LA about “How to Make a Computer Animation”, and I need an idea of a animation to show off (to show students what kinds) and one for an example. But there is one problem; I can’t think of one. Any ideas?

  2. Sir fliesalot // May 22, 2013 at 06:09 // Reply

    this video is for my english class. were makeing satire skit/ video projects. and ideas on how i can create my own hillarious harlem shake video but also make it into some sort of satire.

  3. Benihana // May 22, 2013 at 09:53 // Reply

    this songs playd on rap stations and it has an up beat to it, can someone please tell me the name of this song

  4. I can’t find the original video so I don’t see what’s so special about that

  5. forahobby // May 28, 2013 at 05:24 // Reply

    i see it all the time and i have no idea what it is?????
    10 points to the best answer
    what is it?????

  6. Almost everyone in school’s like “what do you think about harlem shake”?

  7. Thomas Lopez // May 29, 2013 at 06:04 // Reply

    The new dance craze is the Harlem Shake! It’s just the latest viral video meme that exploded earlier this month. But now a college Ultimate Frisbee team is under investigation by the FAA for doing the dance on a plane. Do you think this is going too far? Or people are just overreacting? Tell us!

    See the video: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/faa-probes-harlem-shake-frontier-151203393.html

  8. DuckieM10 // May 31, 2013 at 15:02 // Reply

    tell me your opinion on this article…
    Even though hip-hop has countless shades, colors, splinter wings and internal dissenters, it’s still often spoken about as if it were an undifferentiated mass. Many consider it an outsider phenomenon, even though hip-hop has effectively become the center of pop music. This attitude partly stems from age, race and other things, but mainly from a refusal to see the world as it has become. This narrow understanding of hip-hop is even more surprising because part of the genre’s brilliance is how it’s moved away from the margins and seeped into the mainstream in unexpected places and ways — providing soundtracks for ads, shilling brands, giving teenagers new slang. Like oxygen, it belongs to everyone. And then, inevitably, the adopters and interlopers begin to succeed on their own terms, which leads to phenomena like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Shop” and Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” For the last few weeks “Thrift Shop” has been the No. 1 song in the country, according to the Billboard Hot 100, and since the beginning of February “Harlem Shake” — more specifically, the first 30 seconds of it — has been the soundtrack for the latest viral dance-video craze. Both songs have been hovering at or near the top of the iTunes sales chart.
    Depending on your lens, this reflects a tremendous cultural victory for hip-hop or the moment when hip-hop, as a construct, begins to lose meaning. What it really portends is hip-hop’s centerless future, in which its elements and references will be widely up for grabs — even more so than they are now — and used in unanticipated ways, inevitably weakening the center, and maybe undoing it altogether. Undoubtedly, “Thrift Shop,” which also features the singer Wanz, is a hip-hop song, though one that bears almost no connection to hip-hop as a living genre. It’s a lighthearted song about the thrills of thrifting, though it’s not quite the robust sendup of hip-hop-extravagance clichés that it aspires to be. (If white rappers pilfering the exuberant moods of late-1980s/early-1990s party rap is your thing, you’d do better with Mac Miller’s “Party on Fifth Ave.” from 2011.)
    Macklemore raps in a sleepy, casual tone, and while he’s nimble at times, he’s as often overreaching. The album from which “Thrift Shop” is drawn, “The Heist” (Macklemore Records), oozes lumpy sincerity. It opens with a number that refers to the writer Malcolm Gladwell and has thoughtful songs about sexual-orientation equality and Macklemore’s own addiction struggles.
    As a rapper, he recalls most vividly the progressive independent hip-hop of the early 2000s, as if he had swallowed whole the early works of Atmosphere. That was an era when hip-hop was still filling out its margins, and a heavily white underground was exploring new thematic territory.
    The success of that scene also helped generate an audience for hip-hop that did not seek out or understand the genre from the inside out but rather from the other way. Macklemore may be a rapper — last year, prophetically, he was one of the 10 young rappers on the cover of XXL magazine’s annual “Freshman Class” issue — but his audience is something else.
    In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100, “Thrift Shop” has also topped the Billboard rap songs chart, despite limited play on hip-hop radio stations. This certainly has at least a little to do with Billboard’s ever-broadening definition of what constitutes a rap song; Psy’s K-pop novelty crossover, “Gangnam Style,” also topped the rap songs chart recently. The weakening of this chart is just a symptom of what happens when decisions about nomenclature come from outside the genre.
    Macklemore’s success is a reminder that in 2013 it is possible to consume hip-hop while remaining at a far remove from the center of the genre or, in some cases, from black culture altogether. That’s not only because Macklemore is white — he sets off triggers that are different from those of Eminem, Yelawolf, Machine Gun Kelly, Action Bronson and any number of white rappers — or because his audience is mainstream. It’s because on “Thrift Shop” the rapping is merely a tool to advance ideas that are not connected to hip-hop to an audience that doesn’t mind receiving them under a veneer of hip-hop cool. This audience — hip-hop-aware but not hip-hop-exclusive — is huge, and its needs are being filled in several ways. You can see the audience in action, literally, in the recent “Harlem Shake” dance videos, which have been the dominant viral-video meme of the month, with tens of thousands of versions posted to YouTube featuring groups of people dancing, poorly, to the song’s opening segment. Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” isn’t a hip-hop song, but it is hip-hop-influenced. (I recently heard about a minute of it played on Power 105.1 FM, one of New York’s two hip-hop radio stations, during a mixshow, though it felt more like a novelty than like part of a strategy.) Baauer is at the forefront of trap, the lately

  9. callofduty5123412 // June 2, 2013 at 00:33 // Reply

    I can understand Gangnum Style’s popularity since it actually has a dance and a video but the Harlem Shake is just a bunch a idiots flailing their arms and air humping for 30 seconds. How on earth did this become a craze on YouTube!?

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