The Harlem Shake is a near perfect example of an internet meme, such as the infinate clips of cats on youtube, where one video leads to yet another and the original is all but lost amongst the ever increasing amount of similar videos.
You’ll often find someone in a video whom stands out more than the others at first, then the bass drops and everything changes. There’s often complete chaos from there on in, it’s gone viral as every time one person sees it they want to recreate the scenario and sometimes they improve on it. With over 60,000 results on YouTube, 45,000 of them uploaded within the last week, it’s been a domino effect where the bass drops over endless viral videos.
And so the fun continues.