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The dance that took over the world: 10 years since the “Harlem Shake”

The dance that took over the world: 10 years since the “Harlem Shake”

In no time, offshoots and parodies flooded the YouTube video platform. American choreographer Jamie followed suit, but the English National Ballet and the Norwegian Army were also coaxed into a short rhythmic stop.

According to Google Trends, as of February 11, 2013, 12,000 “Harlem Shake” videos had been uploaded to YouTube, and three days later the number had risen to 40,000, with 175 million views. The song’s videos catapulted to the traditional charts. It ended up topping the US Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks.

American indie-rock duo Matt & Kim have won the Guinness Book of World Records for biggest song “Harlem Shake” of all time after they gathered 3,344 people to dance to the song.

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Ten years later, it looks like the love for viral dances hasn’t died down. However, her place has shifted from Youtube to Tiktok.

In 2022, for example, the main character’s dance from the Netflix series “Wednesday” was a hit on the fast-paced Chinese video platform. Users danced to Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary”.

Also danced in many places in 2022: the Brazilian song “Tuparao Te Amo”.

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