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 –
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.
– 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.
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:
Now go forth, young one, and make your own.
Or are you not up for the challenge?
So much yes!
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.) 🙂 .
*Blushing* It’s really simple actually. And you can always try raising money for an editor with our website.
maybe. i may need to borrow the afro.
My first thought is “of COURSE there’s a zombie Harlem Shake,” while my second thought was “WHY THE HELL DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS?”
LOL that was cute! XD
so much fun. Love the zombie version!! it is great
SO. MUCH. WIN.
Good God, where’s my camera…..
Well, I am new to the trend and some of them are humourous. But this was the one that got me: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151492001075225
I love zombie version. As I was watching the videos I was thinking I should make my own and then you provided me with the instructions! Thanks again:-)
Interesting site, keep it up!
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What hath Psy wrought?
And where’s the version with pirates in it?
My daughter-in-law sent me a link to a youtube. I had no idea what she was talking about. Am thinking is this the one that all the Habitat for Humanity Does for the Moolta challenge?
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.
My coworkers and I just discovered this a few nights ago at work. Needless to say, I was swept right into the craze!
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Harlem Shake – the new AwesomenesS!! 😀
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This Herlem shake videos are pretty funny, check ours out, say wat u thought.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzuA6or3rbo i like it… its just bunch of people having fun.. going crazy..
Nice! You guys rock!
thanks) HARLEM SHAKE ARE LEGIT!!
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Love the Zombie video 🙂 they’re just a must with everything XD
i nominated u for the VeryInspiringBloggerAward – check here – http://mischievouseyez.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/answers-awards/ ps: But i totally love ur blog! 🙂 i still want to know the meaning of moolta 😛
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I nominated you too!
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…
U have a nice site over here. I just wanna say thanks for all the interesting info on it. I’ll follow your site if you keep up the good work!
Ok. We took your advice.
YES!!! Amazing job guys! Upload it to moolta.com as a completed challenge and do some more family challenges! We love to see families come together to do something this cool.
We’ll do it! Headed over to figure it out.
Hahah this one is awesome!
i LOVE your blog. And ugh, I used to love this trend, but it’s been so overdone
LOL…awesome. I was just trying to figure out what the whole “Harlem Shake” thing was about!
Answers my question of where this all started!
It’s interesting how Harlem spreads around the world, going beyond the countries and the cultures. Recently my friends from Somalia, living in Malaysia, recorded their own version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=momkVsWf6mU I wonder if it will become more popular PSY. People in Asia just love it!
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.)
I love it! How do things become viral?
I don’t understand the appeal Of the Harlem shake? But I do appreciate your posts how to get started.:) nice post!
So so good