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Harlem Shake Cemetery Edition

February 26, 2013

Harlem Shake Cemetery Edition

“Harlem Shake”, not to be confused with the hip hop dance style, is the title of a 2012 heavy bass instrumental track produced by Baauer.

The dance itself is defined by Urban Dictionary as ‘An eccentric upper body dance move that involves the shaking of the upper torso and shoulders.’

In February 2013, the song spawned a series of dance videos that begin with a masked individual dancing alone in a group before suddenly cutting to a wild dance party featuring the entire group. ‘Harlem Shake v2‘ uploaded by Youtuber PHL_On_NAN would go viral on February 5th, amassing 300,000 views within 24 hours and prompting further parodies from other YouTubers shortly after.

As of last week 40,000 videos have been uploaded and watched over 175 million times! The funeral industry couldn’t be left out of this trend, so we present you with the Harlem Shake / Cemetery Edition.

Thank you to Security National Life for emailing us the link to the ‘Cemetery Edition‘!