Harlem Shake Funniest Videos Dominate the Web; Is it the New 'Gangnam'? [VIDEOS]
By Czarina Malleta | February 18, 2013 11:00 AM EST
After the phenomenon "Gangnam Style," another dance craze hits the web by storm. Some say that it could probably beat Psy's "Gangnam Style" and maybe it can.
The "Harlem Shake" craze is starting to dominate the online community. Much like how Psy's "Gangnam Style" started, the new dance sensation is taking over social media outlets and soon enough, it could be popularized all over the world.
Unlike "Gangnam" where there is a choreographed move to follow, the steps of "Harlem Shake" is easy and "original." When you say original, it's meant literally. There are no steps to follow in the dance, you only have to "get jiggy" and the more awkward it looks, the better it is. Easy as pie for those who can't even bust a move.
During last week's update, a YouTube blog titled "The Harlem Shake exploded" said that that there are approximately 12,000 "Harlem Shake" videos in YouTube right, and everyday there are around 4,000 new videos that are being uploaded daily.
The dance move was popularized in the 80's but got a refresh when New York DJ Baaurer played an electronic dance track called "Harlem Shake." It is the same track that had people grooving in the viral videos all over YouTube right now.
"The Harlem Shake can be anything you want it to be. It is the opposite of Gangnam Style, the last big sensation. It is democratizing because you don't have to be a great dancer," Radio One DJ Annie Nightingale told "Today" presenter Sarah Montague.
The "Harlem Shake" evokes memories of the internationally successful "Gangnam Style" which reached past 1 billion views in YouTube. And maybe with enough time, maybe in a couple of days or weeks, it might reach or leap past the "Gangnam Style" success.
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