Move over Gangnam Style, Harlem Shake hits No. 1 on iTunes after going viral

19 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

Two weeks ago, few people had ever heard of New York producer Baauer's Harlem Shake, a frenetic dance tune that was released last May. But now the track has gone viral and...No. 1 on iTunes.It’s unclear whether sales of the ditty are driven by buyers who want to use the song to make their own 30-second-long videos or if they are genuine fans, reported Straits Times Communities.Earlier this week, YouTube reported that over 4,000 Harlem Shake videos were being uploaded every day.Whether it hits the sky-popularity of Psy's Gangnam Style remains to be seen.Harlem Shake got its start on Jan 30 when Filthy Frank included it at the top of a compilation video.Three days later, he isolated the Harlem Shake portion of the video.It has since received nearly 10 million views.

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