The “Harlem Shake” is a dance that started in 1981.
Its origin is said to have come from an Ethiopian dance called the “Eskista,” and it hit mainstream in 2001 when it was featured in a music video.
Now after weathering the storm of PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” which I think we can all agree we’re happy that’s over, it seems we may have to deal with a new trend in the Harlem Shake.
Tons of videos are being uploaded as we speak parodying the Harlem Shake dance, which is set to a song that New York-based artist “Baauer” called, yes you guessed it, the Harlem Shake.
The videos show groups of people in masks, helmets, and costumes of every type acting indifferent until the chorus drops and all hell breaks lose.
Your guess is as good as mine on where this craze came from or what is going on, but check it for today’s Viral Video of the Day.
Have some time on your hands? Spend it with some of Surfer Stephen’s favorite viral videos below:
- Sophia Grace & Rosie Cover ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ On Ellen
- ‘Gangnam Style’ Video Without Music
- The PSYning