Local ‘Harlem Shake’ videos

February 20, 2013 

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Alabama fans do the "Harlem Shake" during Alabama's NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt)

VASHA HUNT — AP

We’re collecting locally produced ‘Harlem Shake’ You Tube videos, because, well, this isn’t going away anytime soon. To see the videos, two of which are from USC and Clemson, scroll to the bottom of this story.

In case you're not familiar with this hilarious Internet meme, here's what you need to know about its official rules and dance moves:

(1) There are no official rules and dance moves.

(2) Unofficially, don a motorcycle helmet or some form of identity-concealing headgear, maybe a Nixon mask or a horse head, because you may not want future employers to see this.

(3) Cue “Harlem Shake,” the heavy-beat electronic earworm and engage in pelvic thrusts in the direction of your webcam, repeatedly, with enough vigor to potentially throw out your back.

(4) Bring in all your friends. Then totally wig out!

YouTube trends manager Kevin Allocca said they've logged more than 44 million views on the 12,000-plus Harlem Shake videos uploaded so far — more pop up each day — featuring everything from


Have a Harlem Shake video to share? Email online@thestate.com with your embed code.

Angela Hill, The Oakland Tribune

Local 'Harlem Shake' videos

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