Harlem Shake: Can you really afford to ignore it?

Everyone's doing the Harlem Shake, it seems.
Everyone's doing the Harlem Shake, it seems.

UNTIL today I ignored the Harlem Shake.

I knew it was a video found online but that was it.

I knew models were doing their own version of it, and fire-fighters, and bored office workers, but I didn't know what they were doing.

I was not going to be sucked into another online meme.

When people spoke of it down the pub, I would shake my head and proudly announce that I had no idea what the Harlem Shake was.

I took a similar tact with Gangnam Style, refusing to watch it despite parody versions being made by everyone from Ai Weiwei to Jersey Shore cast members.

But then one day I cracked; it was too hard to ignore. Sometimes you just want in on the conversation.

The first Harlem Shake video, (OK, OK, the idea is that people film themselves staying still while others dance around them to a track called "Harlem Shakes" by Baauer) was uploaded on 2 February.

YouTube estimates that by the end of last week over 40,000 versions had been uploaded and collectively they have been viewed over 175 million times.

The song is currently at number two in the UK charts.

So I surrendered. If you've managed to come this far without watching it, I'd suggest you keep it that way.

Topics:  editors picks, harlem shake




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Elevated Brick and Tile... $345,000
House 3 2 1
Magnificent Ocean and... $415,000
House 2 1 1
Huge North Facing unit... $575,000
Unit 2 3 2
Price Reduced For An... $1,450,000
Apartment 3 2 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Tweed jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
Spirelight Brand... Tweed Heads Full Time
DELIVER Murwillumbah Casual


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Libra

You could be invited somewhere that you find very uncomfortable. You'll remain polite, but you will not enjoy the experience. Demands at...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save