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"Harlem Shake" is a song that was recorded by American DJ and producer Baauer. It has become a minor meme on the SiIvaGunner channel.

History

Song

On May 22, 2012, Baauer had his song, Harlem Shake, released by the record label, Jeffree's of Mad Decent.

The song consists of a mechanical bassline, Dutch house synth riffs, a dance music beat drop, and sound effects of lions growling. The lyrics are sampled from Plastic Little's "Miller Time" and Hector El Father's "Las Terroristas".

Meme/Dance

The song usually references the popular hip-hop dance in Harlem, known as the Harlem Shake, which consists of making jerky movements with the arm and shoulder. 

However, the dance that's associated with the song was based on the Internet trend, popularized by a video , made by Filthy Frank. It mostly consists of a person dancing to the song in a zany constume, when later, as the beat drops, a multitude of people dance to the song, all in zany outfits.

Rips

See also: Category:Rips featuring Harlem Shake

The song was first featured in the rip "Pursuit ~ Cornered - Variation (Trilogy Release) - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney" as a subtle melody change. After that, it was included as a source for Ajit Pai in the King for a Day Tournament, based on a PSA from Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai, and was the basis for the rip "The Harlem Shakeover - SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament". Starting in April 2019, it started appearing more often in rips. During the King for Another Day Tournament, it returned as part of Metal Ajit Pai's source list and was utilized in 7 rips during the event.

Outside of the tournaments, most rips with this meme were made by ChickenSuitGuy, RHMan, Nikki+, and UUN4.

Lyrics

To read the lyrics, click "Expand".

Con los terroristas, -tas, -tas, -tas
-tas -tas -tas -tas, -tas -tas -tas -tas -tas

Then do the Harlem Shake (Shake!)
Ey (Shake!), con los terroristas
Ey (Shake!), ey (Shake!)
Ey (Shake!), ey (Shake!)
Ey (Shake!), ey (Shake!)

(Shake!) -tas, (Shake!) -tas, -tas, (Shake!) -tas, -tas, -tas, -tas
-tas, -tas, (Shake!) -tas, -tas, (Shake!) -tas, -tas, -tas, -tas
-tas, -tas, -tas, -tas, -tas -tas -tas -tas -tas -tas -tas -tas -tas

Then do the Harlem Shake (Shake!)
Ey (Shake!), con los terroristas
Ey, (Shake!) ey (Shake!)

Shake, shake
Shake, ey (Shake!)
Ey (Shake!), ey (Shake!)
Ey (Shake!)


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