T.G.I.F.: 34 Seconds of Harlem Shake

The Harlem Shake is a dance that originally began in Harlem, New York in 1981. Since its beginnings it has spread to other urban areas and became popular in music videos…the modern day Harlem Shake was started by a man by the name of “Al B” (nickname Sisqo or Cisco). Al B was an alcoholic who would perform the dance upon request…Al B is quoted saying that the dance is “a drunken shake anyway, it’s an alcoholic shake, but it’s fantastic, everybody appreciates it.” He said it comes from the Ancient Egyptians and describes it as what the mummies used to do. Because they were all wrapped up they couldn’t really move, all they could do was shake. Harlem Shake is based on an Ethiopian dance called the Eskista.


  1. I may be too old to appreciate this – it just looks like funny chaos to me. Sigh..what a way to have to face one’s age.


  2. Yeah I didn’t get it either…..


  3. Okay…..happy Friday to you David!


  4. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    never have I been so relieved to have read a few comments that came before me…


  5. Really glad I have younger children….Becky just did the “Harlem Shake” in PE just the other day. She said that it was the most fun they had in school in a long time!!


  6. LOL … my first thought was “huh”? Glad I’m not alone!


  7. I was afraid to push the Like button!


  8. Seriously?


  9. they must be drunk if they’re stripping off in the snow! Very funny video clip 🙂


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