Nokia Music does the Harlem Shake as we shake our head

Nokia Music UK Harlem Shake

Unless you’ve been backpacking in Patagonia the past two weeks, you’ve probably seen a ‘Harlem Shake’ video or two (or three or four or five). But, when does a meme jump the shark? Probably once you get the people at the Today Show to absolutely murder the meme. That doesn’t seem to have stopped the UK folks at Nokia Music from doing their own version of the hip thrusting craze.

It’s always fun to see how hip companies are when they can party with the zeitgeist, no matter how fleeting a current fad may be.  

I promise this is the first and last time you’ll ever hear or see the Harlem Shake on Windows Phone Central. Daniel would probably cry if I send him another link to the one of 40,000 plus videos of the Harlem Shake on the YouTube. Doesn’t mean you can’t do it...

Thanks for the tip Ryan!



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hbkzara says:

Great video lol

Tee says:

It's about time for WPCentral to make one too! Check it out http://bit.ly/WaWVcl
I do advise using chrome to check out that wpcentral harlem shake page. It crashes firefox and there's no sound in IE10.

ZuNuKoo says:

Please let this die soon. Its only funny for so long. I ain't got time for that. I got bronchitis. You just got rickrolled. I can go on..

Beezie84 says:

It wasn't even funny the first time.. Just shows the garbage our society intakes on a daily basis

jlynnm350z says:

And the point of the video is? Anybody? This video makes me proud that I'm an American. Anybody with me?

Sam Sabri says:

Just look up Harlem Shake on YouTube. You'll see literally thousands of videos from Americans, like you and I, doing the Harlem Shake.

WinFan1 says:

why did you have to make this a american vs uk thing this is a worldwide fad....

Sam Sabri says:

Because Nokia Music UK did this video...

Iskassasya says:

Nokia Music UK's humour is great! I love the storm trooper...I just hope they're not being paid 50K for that...this is the new Gangnam.

WinFan1 says:

Harlem shake was originated here though..

jlynnm350z says:

Believe it or not, I never heard or seen anything about this ever in my life. I guess I live in a closet. I'm afraid to come out after seeing that video.

xconomicron says:

Actually I just found out about this past week...somebody posted the metal version to my FB wall. 

I do say... I like it...


Apoc says:

The concept of the video, actually came from America. Some viral fad that a bunch of different colleges, businesses, etc are doing. Wish it would stop already. Guess it has spread across the pond now..smh

tgr42 says:

Know what's worse than Harlem Shake?  smh.  Yeah, "smh"!

Some of the colleges are quite *nice*.... Everyone else needs to stop now.

FUS3360 says:

Nice... I like this one but I've got to admit that its actually getting old..

JPDVM2014 says:

I have never seen nor heard of the "Harlem Shake", I'm kind of looking forward to watching this video when I get back from my backpacking trip in Patagonia.

sholokov says:

Hey! I am on my way back from Patagonia as well. What a co-incidence!
I have no idea what Harlem Shake is. I come to WPC to read about WP (.) ...as in period.

ggonzalez777 says:

Wow the lyrics translate "with the terrorists" in Spanish. Nokia UK should probably think before picking a song like this, it could be viewed badly.

WinFan1 says:

oh come on relax.... what is with people nowadays.....

Kieta says:

Awesome!!! I don't know why I love these but I do.

Flagz says:

Smh. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Kenjoe says:

Lol...the best

Guess I should take my backpack off. Never heard of this crap. From the picture, I can't even bring myself to watch the video.

DaveGx says:

Embarrassing. To those that partake and those that like to see it.

GMJeff says:

It starts off slow, then everyone starts to go into some kind of spasmatic seizure. This just oozes what the world has come to when things like this become so popular.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for having a good time, but these videos are just dumb.

What would we do without YouTube.

1jaxstate1 says:

I don't see one person doing the Harlem shake in that video. LOL!

kingkoopa09 says:

The Harlem shake is from like the 90s why is this ish comin back

Come on now its only people having fun, it makes me happy to see these things, people coming together to do something fun. I love the Harlem shake videos its just a fun and creative thing for people to do. Loved the post it guy on this video

cybermoose89 says:

Another Harlem blimmin shake its like the plague XD!

ladydias says:

The only good part about that was seeing the Stormtrooper.

johaas says:

Out of all the creative content posted on YouTube daily, it's this stupid "Harlem Shake" that everyone goes crazy about. I never thought I'd want Gangnam Style back.

BasedC says:

1. It's not a meme.
2. I must be the only one to not get tired of the Harlem Shake

Sam Sabri says:

Yes, it is a very much a meme.

WinFan1 says:

It was an actual dance....

Appears I am not missing anything since I don't watch YouTube.

dkp23 says:

This isn't harlem shake, it is corporate white man dance.

Shobiz says:

Harlem is mad. No one is doing the Harlem Shake. They feel like they been disrespected. (I just saw a video of people that live in Harlem pissed off!) Ask ASOP Rocky what he thinks.

But in the end it looks fun.

absolutshame says:

Wtf is this? No one on the video is doing the Harlem Shake.

jlynnm350z says:

Shhhhhhhhhhhh. The guy in the beginning, dressed all in black with the black helmet. . . That's me, don't tell anyone mate.

vinnyvin says:

Embarrassed me is all it did. Focus on making our Nokia phones better!! 99 percent of the videos aren't even Harlem shake

Nothing in this video resembles the Harlem shake at all. http://m.youtube.com/ people in Harlem are disgusted by these videos.

I remember doing the Harlem shake like 10 years ago! The way its done now is all effed up! Smh! Check out some old lil bow wow music videos or rap videos from the early 2000's, thats how you do it. Not the atrocious wiggling they are doing now! Lol

rianext says:

Haha...! Atrocious wiggling...! +1

MMFF77 says:

In Portugal the lumia 920 also already received the update.

Jazmac says:

That isn't the harlem shake.  But if you wanted to know know why the STROBE light was created, this video.

phatboy66 says:

Lol amazing

hardcoreplur says:

Grumpy Cat says "No."

DJCBS says:

These Harlem Shake videos are making me miss tha Black Plague...

splash112 says:

It'll be another fad next week

splash112 says:

Reminds me of the time when the Crazy Frog was popular, it was advertised everywhere for AGES

Rishicash says:

That's it. I'm going back to Patagonia!

shadoweye14 says:

lol the Post it guy was funny :P