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'Harlem Shake' Craze Sends Song to Top of Billboard Charts

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Viral videos are hits on the Web, and now they can help propel a song to the top of the Billboard charts.
Billboard has announced that U.S. YouTube data is now one of the factors when ranking Hot 100 songs and songs on its other charts.
The new rule went into effect this week, with the viral-video hit "Harlem Shake" debuting at No. 1. Other factors include radio airplay, digital download sales, physical single sales, on-demand audio streaming and online radio streaming. Billboard's new rule incorporates all official videos on YouTube, including Vevo.
"Harlem Shake," by Brooklyn producer Baauer, features few lyrics. The video has a heavy dance-flavored beat. It became a viral success thanks to hundreds of YouTube videos of people dancing to the song.

Valley News Live made a video earlier this month. 

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A new dance craze is sweeping the globe and that includes the Valley News Live studio!

The 'Harlem Shake' is going crazy on YouTube. It technically is a dance move from the 80s, but it is making a big comeback in 2013.

The Harlem Shake, a dance that started from a vlogger named Filthy Frank, turned a viral phenomenon earlier this month when teenagers from Australia created a YouTube clip while bored and cooped up in a dorm room due to stormy weather. Since then, it has people everywhere making their own version of the funny footwork routine.

Over 12,000 Harlem Shake videos have been uploaded to YouTube this past week alone and have been watched over 44 million times.

Check out the Valley News Live video! 



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