The song that rocked the planet in 2013 celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday.
The ‘Harlem Shake’ phenomenon had many teenagers dancing when it was released on May 22, 2012. Long before TikTok, the song went viral in 2013, when a group of Australians covered the song with accompanying weird, wobbly dance moves.
The trend quickly took over the internet; several groups all over the world have released their own version of the dance. It was indie rock duo Matt & Kim who broke the Guinness World Record for the biggest ‘Harlem Shake’ after gathering a crowd of 3,344 to dance to the song.
“I remember when it became a joke, it was out of my control and I didn’t like it. But looking back 10 years today, I can see that it brought people together and made them happy. I couldn’t ask for better for my music,” wrote Harry Rodrigues, producer and professional DJ behind “Harlem Shake,” on Instagram.