The Original Harlem Shake, created by Filthy Frank

The Harlem Shake was a YouTube fad that rose to prominence in February 2013, it was created by Filthy Frank. A typical Harlem Shake video features a group of people dancing (mostly flailing or convulsive movements) to an excerpt from the song "Harlem Shake". The first Harlem Shake video was uploaded on TVFilthyFrank's old channel, DizastaMusic, titled "FILTHY COMPILATION #6 - SMELL MY FINGERS". A parody of the Filthy Frank segment was released by TheSunnyCoastSkate and quickly gained popularity.

Notable YouTubers to participate in The Harlem Shake