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First “Gangman Style,” now shake!
The Internet’s latest viral dance craze, the “Harlem Shake,” reached No. 1 on iTunes this morning.
EW.com reports the stomping dance confection, featuring synth drops and lion roars, produced by Baauer, hit No. 1 on iTunes this morning. It has since dropped down to No. 2.
The song is currently beating Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop,” Rihanna’s “Stay,” and One Direction’s “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks),” which all have been dominating the charts as of late.
The demand for “Harlem Shake” is still a mystery. EW.com reports the demand for the song is probably linked to buyers who want to create their own 30-second “Harlem Shake” videos, in which people dance uncontrollably to the song. However, the song is also indicative to the current wave of electronic dance music and ambient-pop that is dominating mainstream radio.
More than 4,000 “Harlem Shake” videos are being uploaded every day. The original Baauer music video has reached an impressive 10 million views.
The Huffington Post reports even Stephen Colbert addressed the new craze on The Colbert Report.