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Harlem Shake videos take over Illinois State campus

Red Alert Harlem Shake

The Red Alert Harlem Shake.

Well, if you were wondering what would supplant Psy’s “Gangnam Style” as the viral video du jour, you now have your answer: the Harlem Shake.

Harlem Shake is a popular style of hip hop dance and the title of a 2012 heavy bass instrumental track produced by Baauer, according to KnowYourMeme.com. But it’s become ubiquitous on the Web in recent weeks as different groups—from students to firefighters to sports teams—produce their own 30-second videos that share a few Harlem Shake-esque characteristics, namely a lonely or subdued dancer being engulfed by a collection of insanely energetic dancers.

Not to be left out, several student groups on the Illinois State campus have produced their own renditions of the Harlem Shake in recent days. Here are some of the best the STATEside crew has found:

Red Alert:

Quidditch at ISU (ISU Firebirds):

Alpha Kappa Psi:

YouTube user Cody Bergquist:

Manchester 14:

YouTube user Cody Bergquist (alternate):

Ryan Denham can be reached at rmdenha@ilstu.edu.

 

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Stolid Jesus was my favorite