Goodbye "Gangnam Style," hello "Harlem Shake." The popular video craze has exploded in the past few days. A YouTube search brings up more than 26,700 results for the latest video craze – including several made at Stony Brook University, one of which has more than 11,000 hits. USA Today reports Harlem Shake video uploads have skyrocketed in the past few days — more than 4,000 are being posted a day.
So what exactly is the "Harlem Shake"? According to UPI.com, the roughly 30-second video productions typically start with just one dancer gyrating to DJ Baauer's 2012 "Harlem Shake" soundtrack. Then, when the bass line kicks in, a whole group of people — often in costumes and frequently helmets — join in a dance that can best be described as chaotic.