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."
OK. We know. There's a new dance meme in town. It's called the Harlem Shake. We're talking about it. Are you happy now?
It's not the original Harlem Shake.
The original Harlem Shake has been around since 1981, people. It's awesome. It's fun. It is, ahem, A REAL DANCE MOVE. And it looks something like this:
That is all.
[end grumpy rant]