Dance craze is the new Gangnam Style
A new viral dance craze looks set to take over from Gangnam Style at the top of the viral charts.
The Harlem Shake is taking the internet by storm, notching up tens of millions of hits in weeks.
It is based on a style of hip hop dance which has actually been around as far back as 1981, reports Metro.
But it has been given a new lease of life by the bass heavy track Harlem Shake by New York producer Baauer.
It has spawned a whole series of dance videos which all begin with a solo dancer wearing a crash helmet or mask.
He - or she - is surrounded by a group of people who do not move until the bass line drops, triggering wild scenes.
"Despite what the name suggests, the videos present a wide range of hip hop dances, including the Bernie, Twerking as well as improvisations," explains knowyourmeme.com.
A YouTube search for Harlem Shake brings up more than 15,000 videos with the most popular attracting millions of hits.
Last year, Gangnam Style became the first video in YouTube history to rack up more than a billion hits.
what do you think?
Honestly Shaun Spencer and friends at it again. He never stops attention seeking :D
..... and Shaun, next time you dance please remember to put your trousers on!!!!
Wouldn't it be refreshing for a 'non dance' craze to go viral.
"A YouTube search for Harlem Shake brings up more than 15,000 videos with the most popular attracting millions of hits." This always makes me laugh. As if there are 15,000 videos about this craze already. Probably less than 100 of those videos are even related to the dance. The rest just contain the word "harlem" (as in the globetrotters) or "shake" (which is a common word).
No it's not the next Gangnam, that dance kept it's structure through the fan videos; this one just has a bunch of yobs flailing around.