15 Best Harlem Shake Videos

By February 15, 2013

If you’ve been perusing the internet at all in the past week, you’ve probably come across a Harlem Shake video. For real…they are everywhere. So what the heck is it? Well, the Harlem Shake is actually an old school hip hop dance, but in late 2012, music producer Baauer dropped a bass thumping track with the same name. Then in February, Youtuber FilthyFrank took it to a whole new level. Here’s the video that started it all:


So the basic premis is this : one odd solo dancer until the song really kicks in and then crazy ass dancing by everyone ensues. As with any good thing on the internet, many imitations have followed. Some have even surpassed the original. Here’s the 15 best so far.

Harlem Shake (Retirement Home Edition)


Harlem Shake (Peanuts Edition)

Harlem Shake (Animal Office Edition)

Harlem Shake (Star Wars Edition)

Harlem Shake (MLP:FiM Edition)

Harlem Shake (Mario Edition)

Harlem Shake (Pokemon Edition)

Harlem Shake (Firefighter Edition)

Harlem Shake (Forever Alone Edition)

Harlem Shake (Office Edition)

Harlem Shake (Matt and Kim Edition)

Harlem Shake (College Humor Edition)

Harlem Shake (Swim and Dive Edition)

Harlem Shake (Skyrim Edition)

Harlem Shake (Jimmy Fallon Edition)

What do you think of the latest internet trend? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.