Something called The Harlem Shake is taking over the Internet and it’s hard to hate the trend when it involves hot shirtless guys dancing (sometimes in just their underwear). Originally, “The Harlem Shake” was only a dance that originated back in 1981. Last year, a song by the same name was released by Baauer that was released back in 2012. Now in 2013, The Harlem Shake that is taking over the Internet is a YouTube video/dance to Baauer’s song and it’s in a category of its own.
This new Internet meme that started in early 2013 and it’s being compared to “Gangnam Style” in terms of YouTube popularity. Each video usually begins with one person (often masked) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people who appear unaware of the dancing person. When the bass drops, the camera transitions to the entire crowd doing the dance for the next 15 seconds, often wearing minimal clothing or crazy outfits while making use of strange props.
Check out a handful of these humorous and kind of hot videos below. Even Anderson Cooper and his staff did one! Enjoy!