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25 of the Hottest Shirtless 'Harlem Shake' Videos: WATCH


No doubt you've heard about YouTube's latest meme. If not, where have you been?

Here's the backstory: The clips, set to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baaue, usually show a masked person doing the Harlem Shake dance by themselves in front of other people who are behaving normally. Halfway through the clip, it cuts to a crazy dance party featuring the entire group.


Naturally, this lends itself well to college dorm room situations, and the 'surprise' element provides the perfect vehicle for sudden clothing removal. You've even got swim teams shaking it underwater:


So, there you have it. Enjoy the following 25 examples (and a few bonus links to some completely nude work-unfriendly 'humping' versions) which take place in various college dorm rooms, pools, Winter Storm Nemo backyards, and even next to the Chicago Bean in Millenium Park.


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Not technically a Harlem Shake video, even though they call it one:

Bonus for location:

And finally, two quite work-unfriendly versions, HERE,HERE, and HERE.

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  1. What? When did this become a thing? I work to much...

    Posted by: Gigi | Feb 12, 2013 10:54:56 AM

  2. the above could be used in a study to define the chasm between what straight & gay guys find creative & hilarious

    Posted by: bOOOring | Feb 12, 2013 11:01:30 AM

  3. So we finally got past the endless repetitions of Call Me Maybe and now we've got this, huh?

    Posted by: Butch | Feb 12, 2013 11:09:10 AM

  4. I feel old saying this, but, what's the point? I am definitely missing something. Though I'll take the guy in the orange towel or purple underwear... or both.

    Posted by: Greg | Feb 12, 2013 11:36:02 AM

  5. Never get tired of shirtless men. Men need to show the beauty of male body.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 12, 2013 11:37:45 AM

  6. I am really hoping that asteroid is a lot closer than NASA has predicted. End it now.

    Posted by: benjamin | Feb 12, 2013 11:40:30 AM

  7. LOL Benjamin.
    So many memes, so little time. I feel like I spend 1/2 my free time on youtube but no, I hadn't heard of this one. Thank God for Towleroad, I guess. When it comes to shirtless guys, though, nothing has replaced the je ne sais quoi of Leisure Dive.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Feb 12, 2013 12:11:16 PM

  8. it's a fairly new meme, less than 2 weeks old. I'm hoping it dies fast.

    Posted by: N | Feb 12, 2013 12:21:50 PM

  9. Not to pile on, guys, but "two" of the NSFW videos are "here, here, and here?"

    Posted by: Butch | Feb 12, 2013 12:29:53 PM

  10. some nice bodies on display. Tolerable only with the sound on MUTE.

    Posted by: scott | Feb 12, 2013 12:33:20 PM

  11. Only glanced at a few of these, but boy howdy does the guy in the purple boxer briefs in 6.5 have a huge package, or what? He seems very excited to be doing that video.

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Feb 12, 2013 12:35:43 PM

  12. For some time now, like three decades, we have seen largely straight guys coming up with new ways to dance with each other without being thought queer. Break dancing led to dance offs, and then we have straight guy heavy metal dancing with invisible guitars and drums, then mosh pits and hip hop dancing.

    It's nice that they are working their way up to being able to dance with each other. They clearly don't completely get the straight female and gay male thing of touching friends in romantic and nonsexual ways.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Feb 12, 2013 12:49:38 PM

  13. If straight guys keep evolving on dancing with each other, they might one day arrive at the hula. As much fun as it is to watch some buff Hawaiian guys doing hula (traditionally a male dance) it wouldn't suck to see some of Ralph Lauren's wet dreams hula dancing.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Feb 12, 2013 12:52:19 PM

  14. What about this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3qAsfiJNKw

    Posted by: Jon | Feb 12, 2013 1:03:04 PM

  15. Methinks some people have too much time on their hands…

    Posted by: tinkerbell | Feb 12, 2013 4:48:24 PM

  16. This is one of the few things that makes life worth living.

    Posted by: Yeek | Feb 12, 2013 5:39:43 PM

  17. Some of the clips were truly surrealistic-others just plain sexy- but hey any song that compels cute young men to strip to their underwear is a good thing...( and who knows where it might lead!)

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 12, 2013 6:10:52 PM

  18. "And finally, two quite work-unfriendly versions, HERE,HERE, and HERE."

    The third (of two?) HERE items has been deleted because YouTube claims it's nude or sexual, continuing its promotion of prudery instead of letting adults choose what is appropriate for ourselves to see.

    It's apparently called "√ Naked Harlem Shake", but who created it, and what content does it contain? Sometimes the owner will upload their content onto more trustworthy services.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 12, 2013 6:38:10 PM

  19. This is where you venture into your a"homosexual tendencies." This is a bit desperate don't you think Andy?

    Posted by: Gary | Feb 12, 2013 7:12:27 PM

  20. This is where you venture into your a"homosexual tendencies." This is a bit desperate don't you think Andy?

    Posted by: Gary | Feb 12, 2013 7:12:29 PM

  21. it's always nice to find something new to jerk off too.

    Posted by: jason | Feb 13, 2013 10:47:29 AM

  22. It could be grandma doing it.


    (This will probably "deflate" Jason soon enough, but it's kind of funny to see 80 year olds with that much energy.)

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 13, 2013 10:35:29 PM

  23. Y'all know this is lame, not hot, and not remotely the Harlem Shake?

    Posted by: Phil | Feb 14, 2013 10:45:00 AM

  24. @PHIL--Thank you! It is not the Harlem Shake, AT ALL. I learned the real one from my college suite mate who was showing me various hip hop dance moves (gosh he was cute...). It's more of an upper body shimmy thing, not a hip thrust, crazy ass thing. I'm sure there are plenty of "how to" videos that show the real thing.

    Seriously, guys, just call it a "big happy bromantic hip thrusting naked dance orgy." It's okay. You can still keep your "vajayjay love" merit badge.

    Posted by: Stefan | Feb 14, 2013 4:04:11 PM

  25. And you want the Boyscout vote? This is no "trend" It's desperate pervy entertainment?

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 14, 2013 5:33:09 PM

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