Because I’m grumpy today, I’m just going to come out and say it: I hope this irritating Harlem Shake business is finally coming to an end. But while it’s making its last death-rattle-y appearances in places like “Saturday Night Live” (sorry, JT—even when you’re leading it, I can’t get behind it), take a moment to look at this stand-alone example of how a Harlem Shake video should be done.
As we (and many other people) have pointed out, this new-wave Harlem Shake thing isn’t the actual, authentic Harlem Shake dance, which has been around for literally decades. But NYC radio station Power 105.1 found a way to combine the two. And it’s awesome.
Behold: Harlem Shaking to (an amazing remix of) Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.”