Already, YouTube is covered with parodies and covers of the now meme-famous Harlem Shake dance. So what makes this spoof that went viral over the weekend, garnering over 300,000 hits, any different than the rest?
The new outrageous Harlem Shake meme has exploded online. But where did it all begin?
Like most trends online, it’s difficult to pinpoint the originators, but most agree the credit belongs to Filthy Frank who posted DO THE HARLEM SHAKEjust over a week ago. He and his friends danced ridiculously to the first 30 seconds of Baauer‘s now famous song Harlem Shakewearing even more outrageous costumes and face masks.
Then, The Sunny Coast Skate crew were inspired to make their own version of the dance, titled The Harlem Shake v1, which incorporates the now standard recipe of one dancer dancing alone until the bass drops. Only then do the others join in on the madness.