25 Best 'Harlem Shake' Videos (So Far)

[UPDATE: Since there are so many good ones I put together another gallery of the best Harlem Shake videos HERE.]

What exactly is the meaning of "The Harlem Shake" meme dance that is sweeping YouTube right now? The REAL Harlem Shake is a dance from 1981, although it was also popular in rap videos in the early 2000s. It looks something like this:

harlem shake dance meme

 

 

More recently, a music producer named Baauer released an eletronica track called "The Harlem Shake" In August 2012. In Early February, YouTuber Filthy Frank uploaded what might be the first version of what would become the dance meme, at the beginning of one of his compilations.

 

Other versions of the Harlem Shake followed. The "right" kind of Harlem shake features a person dancing to the song by themselves (a helmet helps) until the beat drops, when everyone else starts dancing and it gets crazy. Here are some of the funniest examples so far!

 

Younger Brothers Harlem Shake

 

 

Portugal TV Show Harlem Shake

 

 

Girls Harlem Shake

 

 

Firefighter Harlem Shake

 

 

Forever Alone Harlem Shake

 

 

Father Son Harlem Shake

 

 

Shaytards Harlem Shake

 

 

Dorm Room Harlem Shake

 

 

Rage Faces Harlem Shake

 

 

Maker Studios Harlem Shake

 

 

Laundry Harlem Shake

 

 

Crosswalk Harlem Shake

 

 

Harlem Shake Fighters

 

 

Banana Harlem Shake

 

 

Pokemon Harlem Shake

 

 

SourceFed Harlem Shake

 

 

Star Wars Harlem Shake

 

 

Pony Harlem Shake

 

 

Montreal Subway Harlem Shake

 

 

Fallon Harlem Shake

 

 

Army Harlem Shake

 

 

T-Pain Harlem Shake

 

 

Pool Harlem Shake

 

 

Mario Harlem Shake

 

 

Harlem Shake (TL;DR Edition)

 

 

What do you think? Which is the best Harlem Shake? Did I miss any good versions? Let me know in the comments or on my twitter @carpetislava.

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