11th February 2013
Yesterday the internet erupted with videos of the 'Harlem Shake', a dance tipped to be the new 'Gangnam Style'.
It takes the catchy tune by Baauer and sets it to an oddly choreographed set up.
The idea seems to be this: One person wears a motorbike helmet and nods their head in the time to the music. Currently the most popular place to do this is an office setting (I'm sure people will start getting creative about the location)
The other office workers go about general business while the motorbike helmet wearing guy nods
When the main beat launches, the video cuts to everyone shaking and going crazy. Some people are just generally being weird.
The Best Harlem Shake Videos as of 10.45am 11th Feb
1. The Harlem Shake - Office Edition
2. The Original Harlem Shake
3. The'Original Skateboards' Office - Harlem Shake
4. The Harlem Shake - Firefighters Version
5. The Harlem Shake - Portland Edition
6. The Army Version
7. FOUR Live's Harlem Shake in Studio
8. FOUR Live's Harlem Shake in Carpark
9. The Puppy Harlem Shake
No one is quite sure why this started all of a sudden yesterday. There is an actual "Harlem Shake" dance that has been around for ages and it's completely different to the dances in these videos.
Also Baauer's song was released months ago. Why this launched yesterday across multiple companies is still a mystery...
However, we're sure there will be many more to come...