Is ‘Harlem Shake’ the next Internet meme?
Baauer‘s “Harlem Shake” is receiving a serious revival after a group of boys took to YouTube to post a “Gangnam Style-esque” dance video. The track was released back in May and made waves within the dance music community, but it seems the “Harlem Shake” may be the next Internet meme as well. The “Harlem Shake v2 Version” was uploaded days go and quickly gained traffic (about 2 million views currently) that was followed by an influx of imitations. Today there are similar videos stacking up too many views to count, making it clear Baauer’s infectious 2012 summer anthem may sticking around for a little bit longer.
With renditions from entire offices to firefighters in their trucks and now even Peanuts editions, it seems the world can’t get enough of the short-lived dance outbreak the “Harlem Shake” ensues. The latest version raking up views is from last night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, meaning celebrities are already hopping on the bandwagon too. Ready to get your office involved? Check out the “Harlem Shake – BuzzFeed Version” and see if your office can be the next video on the Mad Decent ‘Harlem Shake’ Tumblr page.