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Harlem Shake viral explosion continues

Neal Augenstein, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – It’s just over two weeks old, yet most everyone has seen a Harlem Shake video.

The concept is simple. A person, usually masked, dances alone, and unnoticed in a room with other people, to a song called “Harlem Shake” by Baauer. After approximately 15 seconds, when the bass kicks in, a large number of people are suddenly in the room, dancing wildly.

Most of the popularity of the Harlem Shake videos is that they’re easy to replicate, usually with only one edit in the entire video, which lasts approximately 30 seconds.

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