Harlem Shake

How ‘Gangnam Style’ and ‘Harlem Shake’ Became Global Memes [Infographic]

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Two dance crazes swept the internet in the last year: Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” a highly polished music video with an international flavor; and “The Harlem Shake,” a low-budget nerd-fest that had nothing to do with the titular neighborhood, but was fun to watch. Both were insanely popular and parodied many times over. This infographic from UK-based agency Face compares the two memes and shows how the videos spread over social media.

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Gangnam Style & The Harlem Shake Face Off On Twitter [Infographic]

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Over the past month, The Harlem Shake has taken YouTube by storm, casting Gangnam Style—the viral video that ruled the Interwebz for the second half of 2012—aside. But how does The Harlem Shake really stack up against Psy’s viral hit? An awesome infographic from the content marketing strategists at Ghergich.com pins these two viral phenomenons against each other in a Twitter showdown.

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Easter Egg: Make YouTube ‘Do The Harlem Shake’

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If you’re not sick of death of the Harlem Shake yet, here’s a bit of fun news that will make your day. Over the past few days, people searching for Harlem Shake videos on YouTube have been stumbling across a fun little Easter Egg—when you search YouTube for ‘do the harlem shake’, the video site will get its Harlem Shake on, in the same fashion that when you search Google for ‘do a barrel roll’ the search engine responds in kind.

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Friday Morning Laughs – Harlem Reacts To ‘The Harlem Shake’

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Happy Friday, ladies and gents! The weekend is just around the corner and, as we do every Friday, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular, funniest videos of the week. This week our Friday Morning Laughs roundup includes the community of Harlem reacting to The Harlem Shake, Jimmy Kimmel’s Valentine’s YouTube challenge, an adorable father-daughter duet, the best bus stop ever and more. Enjoy!

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YouTube Teams With Billboard, Nielsen to Bring View Count to ‘Hot’ Charts

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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.

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‘Harlem Shake’ Song Producer Reveals His Favorite Parodies in Reddit AMA

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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.

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