HARLEM makes you SHAKE?

The Harlem shake is the latest trend to drive youtubers crazy.

In 2012 the track “Harlem Shake” by Baauuer was released on to the web and pretty much did nothing. Only about a year later, ‘Filthy Frank’ used the track for a video of 4 people dancing in spandex suits, and all Harlem broke loose. Check out the original –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vJiSSAMNWw

Like most YouTube trends, it then snowballed into a full blown epidemic. There are already tens of thousands of versions – from college kids to firefighters, and even Norwegian soldiers (who knew there are Norwegian soldiers?). Everybody wants in.

So, to help you out, we at moolta.com have compiled a recipe that will make your Harlem shake bring all the boys to the yard.

The ingredients:
– One bizarre person in a full head mask or helmet.
– One bunch of people willing to dance like they’re having a seizure.
– One working camera.
– One space big enough to fit all dancing people.
– Props – the more, the merrier. The weirder – the better.

Instructions:
Try (it’s hard) to think of a situation no one has ever done before. Start semi-normal, with everyone being themselves, except bizarro guy in the full head mask – make him dance even before you start filming.

15 seconds in is when all hell should break loose – everyone joins in on the seizure-dancing. Make sure you give every dancer his own specific move to repeat for the next 15 seconds. Want to earn extra Harlem Shake points? Include at least one person dry humping an inanimate object and another dancing in a hand stand. Farm animals (even stuffed ones) are also a welcomed addition.

Now edit, add music, and voilà! Your very own Harlem Shake.

For your inspiration and our selfish reasons, here is Moolta‘s very own Harlem Shake ZOMBIE version:
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f09Ro9KJXRA&w=560&h=315%5D

Now go forth, young one, and make your own.

Or are you not up for the challenge?

47 thoughts on “HARLEM makes you SHAKE?

  1. that is awesome. seriously, seriously awesome. and i wish you would have invited me to make a cameo. i want to make my own, and while i can direct this shizz out of it – i have this many movie editing skills or software ____. (See how i didn’t write anything there. it’s ’cause i have ZERO.) 🙂 .

  2. Just put a link on my blog for your The Harlem Shake, will post it later, and sent your zombie one to The Daughter who is a big zombie fan. Brilliant just brilliant. Thank you.

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  4. I usually can’t get anyone to dance with me BECAUSE I dance like that, so this trend is very affirming. At least until someone re-discovers the Macarena. Hopefully, real zombies will take them out first…

  5. Hahaha…..laughing my butt off at “The Ingredients”. And oh my…did I really just click on the original You Tube Harlem Shake video? (Note to self, although you quit smoking marijuana years ago, SMOKE MARIJUANA BEFORE WATCHING THE FREAKING VIDEO. It will then make perfect sense.)

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