Sunday, 24 February 2013

Australia's 1000th number one hit goes to Harlem Shake

How did the video "Harlem Shake" when viral?

It all started with 5 bored teenagers from Sunshine Coast on February 2, 2013. The teenagers were  Corey Walsh, Jimmy Dale, Matt Stanyon, George Warrener and Oscar Mitchell. They did the dance Harlem Shake at the crowded small room. It went viral because it was interesting, it was abnormal, it was weird, the video was not too long, only 30 seconds.

According to the Cameron Adams the National Music Writer till date, the viral video Harlem Shake have reached Australia's 1000th number one hit. Read below, what this video affected the music industry. 

AUSTRALIAN chart history has been made with our 1000th No.1 single being logged this week.Novelty track Harlem Shake by US DJ Baauer has become the 1000th chart topper since chart records began in 1940. 
The first No.1 single on record in Australia was South of the Border by Gene Autry in January 1940.
The 500th No.1 was Boney M's Rasputin in December 1978.
Melbourne chart statistician Gavin Ryan has been tracking the milestone for the past year.
Harlem Shake has been No.1 on iTunes all week, following the dance track becoming the latest YouTube novelty sensation. 
Indeed Baauer has not made a video for the track, rather everyone from football teams to Playboy playmates have made 30 second DIY videos dancing wildly to Harlem Shake.
Both Hawthorn and Melbourne Storm posted their own Harlem Shake clips last week.
Between all the various videos, Harlem Shake has had over 100 million views on You Tube since the craze kicked off on February 7. 
Harlem Shake sold 38,497 copies in Australia last week to make No.1 - outselling our 999th No.1, Pink's Just Give Me a Reason, by around 7000 copies.
Harlem Shake is also No.1 in the US this week, with Billboard's singles chart now including YouTube videos along with download sales and radio play as a gauge of popularity.
Gavin Ryan said Harlem Shake topping the charts is the latest example of pop culture dividing the masses. Read more:

Let's do the Harlem Shake together!!!
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