Have you heard of the "Harlem Shake" dance craze that's taken over YouTube lately?

My first glimpse at this new dance trend was when I watched a clip on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. At first, I was confused. When the video ended, I was still confused, but amused at the same time. So I searched for more of these videos on YouTube, and was astounded by the number of submissions I found.

From what I've concluded, a successful Harlem Shake video is comprised of:

  • At the video beginning, only one person (usually wearing a mask) is dancing to the song 'Harlem Shake' by Baaer. Every other person in the room or nearby minds their own business and doesn't pay attention to the risqué dancer.
  • When the bass drops, everyone else joins in on the dancing, usually accompanied by costumes and/or props, and the dancing involves some slightly inappropriate moves.

Let's face it, just like any other dance craze (Gangnam Style, anyone?), this one of going to fade in a couple of weeks. But for now, let's sit down and enjoy some of our favorite ones from the World Wide Web.
Which one do you like the best? Let us know in our comment section below.

Jimmy Fallon and his crew

University of Georgia's Men's Swim and Dive Teams

Pool Party Edition

College Humor Office Edition

Family Style