Sunday, April 04, 2021

Jennette McCurdy & Ariana Grande Do The Harlem Shake | Sam & Cat

Remember when the cast of Sam & Cat, including Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Cameron Ocasio (Dice) and Maree Cheatham (Nona) did the Harlem Shake? Nickellennium Farms remembers!


History lesson time!:

"The Harlem Shake" was one of the World Wide Webs' biggest Internet memes when it went viral on YouTube in February 2013. Each meme is in the form of a video that began being replicated according to a similar concept by many people. The art form of the meme was established in a video uploaded on February 2 by The Sunny Coast Skate, five teenagers from Queensland, Australia. The teenagers' video, in its turn, was a follow-up to a video by a YouTube comedy vlogger (video blogger) featuring a part where several costumed people danced to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer.

Most "Harlem Shake" videos last around 30-something seconds and feature an excerpt from the song "Harlem Shake" by electronic musician Baauer. Usually, a video begins with one person (often helmeted) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people not paying attention or unaware of the dancing individual. When the bass drops, the video switches to the entire crowd doing a crazy dance for the next 15 seconds. The dancing style should not be confused with the original Harlem Shake dance. In the second half of the video, people often wear crazy outfits or costumes while wielding strange props. The success of the craze is thought to be attributed to the anticipation of the breakout moment and each videos short length.

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