YouTube has partnered with Billboard and Nielsen to add a new element to their “Hot” charts. Now the Hot 100 List, Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, R&B Songs, Rap Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Dance/Electronic Songs lists are going to be factoring in YouTube streaming data when assessing the popularity of an artist, album or song.
Okay, this is starting to get ridiculous. Everyone is doing the Harlem Shake, from office workers to armies and even T-Pain, and today the first website jumped on the Harlem Shake bandwagon. That’s right! It’s a website doing the Harlem Shake! What does that even mean?! Read on to find out!
The Harlem Shake—the ridiculous meme in which people go crazy, dancing awkwardly to the first thirty seconds the song by the same title, is still going strong. Yesterday the song’s producer, Harry Rodrigues AKA Baauer, chimed in on the trend in a Reddit AMA, in which he answered questions about what the viral spread of the Harlem Shake has been like and revealed which parodies he likes best.
Gangnam Style? What’s that? The world seems to have forgotten all about Psy as a new trend has taken YouTube by storm—The Harlem Shake. This new 30-second dance meme consists of one person in a group, generally in a mask, awkwardly dancing to “Harlem Shake” by Baauer. About 15 seconds in, when the song goes “Do the Harlem Shake,” everyone else joins in, frantically dancing the “Harlem Shake”, a dance popularized in 1981.