Baauer – Harlem Shake Review
People who are into bass music probably know Harlem Shake by now. It is a track recorded by American record producer and DJ Baauer. The song was first distributed for free as a digital download in May 2012 by Mad Imprint label Jeffree. It took a slow path before it finally drew attention and started selling.
In February 2013, a YouTube video featuring the track spread like wildfire online. The overall response of Internet users and the media has become so overwhelming that it helped boost the sales of the single.
Just like that, the song reached the No. 1 spot at the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs, simultaneously. By now, it is also starting to lord over many other music charts around the world.
Surprisingly, the track is well received by most music critics. They unanimously agree that it is an appealing dance piece. Other critics tag it as a novelty song. It has a snowballing ubiquity that comes more as a head-scratcher. It may not sound interesting at first but wait until it gets to your senses and dominate your attention. Listeners assert that it slowly and uncontrollably grows in them.