Harlem Shake

"Harlem Shake" is a song recorded by American DJ and producer Baauer. It was released as his debut single on May 22, 2012, by Mad Decent imprint label Jeffree's. The uptempo song incorporates a mechanical bassline, Dutch house synth riffs, a dance music drop, and samples of growling-lion sounds. It also samples Plastic Little's 2001 song "Miller Time", specifically the vocal "then do the Harlem shake", which is an allusion to the dance of the same name. Baauer added a variety of peculiar sounds to the song so that it would stand out.The single did not begin to sell significantly until February 2013, when a YouTube video set to its music developed into an Internet meme of the same name.
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  • Make a Video Go Viral

    … Make a Video Go Viral Have you ever wondered how some videos go viral? Many people wish to know the big secret to make a video go viral. But the ultimate truth is, there is no magic trick. From Gangnam Style and the Harlem Shake to Pepsi’s Test Drive- all viral videos have one thing in common, they all follow…

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