The Harlem Shake – Discovery Style

Have you seen the latest viral videos going around?  The Harlem Shake meme could be on it’s way to replacing Gangham Style when it comes to views on YouTube.  The videos are popping up everywhere?  So what’s the deal with these?  What are they about?  This article on Mashable gives some background.

From the article…

“In a post titled “The Harlem Shake is Exploding,” YouTube trends manager Kevin Allocca reveals that more than 12,000 Harlem Shake videos had been uploaded by close of business Monday. Collectively, they have been watched more than 44 million times in a week.

A quick guide for the baffled: Harlem Shake videos all follow the script of one person, often in a helmet, dancing alone in a room full of bored-looking people. Then, as the beat kicks in on Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” we smash cut to the entire room going nuts in the most ridiculous ways possible.”

We can’t mention a viral video without sharing an example or two.  The first one was made at Discovery Headquarters in Silver Spring.  Clearly, Discovery employees like getting in on the fun.


This version was made by the DEN Team’s own Dean Shareski and his family.  Take note of the dog’s reaction.





  1. K said:

    I’m trying to figure out a way to do an educational Harlem Shake video with my 6th grade Math class. Any ideas?

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