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5 Best "Harlem Shake" Viral Vids (Plus a Couple Others)

Written by Amanda Baltazar. Published: February 21 2013


“Shake-shake-shake it! Shake-shake-shake it! Shake it like a Polaroid picture!” Who knew that Outcast was right about everyone shaking their stuff in their song "Hey Ya"! Well, ten years later, and everyone is shaking it! The newest viral video craze is the Harlem Shake, with seemingly everyone shooting and uploading their very own Harlem Shake videos. There are some really hilarious and creative ones out there too, so I have complied my Top 5 Favorite Harlem Shake videos from YouTube.


But before we get to the goods, let's take a look at the original video that started it all, uploaded just a few weeks ago by vlogger Filthy Frank, which opens with a quartet of strangely costumed characters flailing around to the song "Harlem Shake" by electronica producer Baauer (we advise that you only watch the "Harlem Shake" portion of this video... he's not called Filthy Frank for nothing!):




This was quickly followed by five guys from Queensland, Australia, that go by the collective name of The Sunny Coast Skate, who uploaded their own version, and voila, a meme is born!




And now, without further ado, here are the Top 5 funniest/most creative Harlem Shake videos!



5. Grandma Edition





4. The Daily Show





3. Sea World





2. UGA Swim Team





1. Puppy Edition





Honorable Mention: T-Pain





And finally, check out this handy How-To Harlem Shake Tutorial:





(Image via GeorgiaMens SwimmingDiving/YouTube)


- Amanda Baltazar, YH Staff