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Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment | 2 comments

Harlem Shake @ Georgia College

What some students won’t do for a good time…

For those of us unfamiliar with the meme:

The Harlem Shake is an Internet phenomenon based on viral videos that began to gain popularity in February 2013,[1] following the release of the video titled ‘DO THE HARLEM SHAKE (ORIGINAL)‘ by the YouTube comedy vlogger Filthy Frank. The phenomenon spread due to people’s efforts to replicate the video. The videos feature the song Harlem Shake by electronic musician Baauer, and a dancing style not to be confused with the original Harlem Shake.[2] Normally, each video begins with one person (often masked) dancing to the song alone, surrounded by other people unaware of the dancing individual. When the bass drops, the camera transitions to the entire crowd doing the dance, often wearing a minimum of clothes.

The manner of the videos resembles another viral video shot on Gamle Bridge[v 2] in 2012.

Numerous commenters have compared the Harlem shake to the outgoing Gangnam Style.[3][4]

Several websites have been created solely for the purpose of sharing Harlem shake videos, such as

Nice work GC!

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