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Baauer's Harlem Shake
Mad Decent 2012
Philadelphyinz's Philadelphyinz Moombahton Loops and Samples
T&A Breaks 3: Moombahton Loops & Samples
T&A 2011
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  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 1 year ago:

    "I Will Always Love You" hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 after Whitney died.

  • Jooles
    Jooles said 1 year ago:

    Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name" comes to mind too for the Christmas No. 1 in the UK:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8423340.stm

  • Chris Read
    Chris Read said 1 year ago:

    I've not read a great deal on the subject but my understanding is that traditionally the Hot 100 was based on a combination of physical sales and airplay. Streaming stats have since been added to that mix. Common sense would suggest that in the case of Youtube it relates only to videos containing audio content for which per-play royalties are being paid (i.e those with the artist attribution / Google Play / iTunes links etc in the bottom right hand corner) so, for example, a video of someone falling off a chair that gets played 10,000,000 times in a week is not capable of being a chartable 'song'.

    I'm not sure how the Billboard 100 deals with older music which enjoys a sales boost following, for example, a celebrity's death if that music exists in the form of the original release rather than a re-release but in the UK charts such tracks are capable of charting it seems. (Public Enemy charted in the UK this summer with a song released years prior after it was used on a TV advert for the paralympic games).

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 1 year ago:

    But these songs were popular on YouTube FIRST. Now, the public dictates what the radio stations play. It used to be the radio stations pushing songs because the DJ or someone higher wanted to. Payola - labels paying stations to play their songs - is technically illegal but was still happening constantly. Michael Jackson did hit the Billboard charts again after he died. So did Whitney Houston. I, personally, didn't see anything wrong with that.

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 1 year ago:

    8 years is a long time to me! But yeah lol!

  • tick
    tick said 1 year ago:

    sorry but crazy frog was not "back in the day"!
    None of us are that young!
    ;)

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 1 year ago:

    Thanks for that link. I wonder if this means any random video now can chart. Does this mean the trololo guy would have been a number one last year (or has it been two years)? Could Chuck Testa be a number one? It's probably only counting the official "music" videos. Curious to see what else is gonna benefit from this change. Let's just say MJ died today and everybody checked out his Thriller video. Would this mean that "old" song would be number one next week? Lots o' questions! Need to do some reading on this, looks interesting :D

    "Seems a bit ridiculous to me. They have never taken in to account how many people listen to a song on a radio or watch on an MTV style show, so why count youtube?" eventhough I completely agree with this, apparently the Billboard 100 always counted Airplay as well, not just sales. So that's pretty much the same as counting what people listen to on the radio.

    "If people only like a song because of a goofy video that's completely their choice. That's so much better than a radio station or video channel shoving music down your throat, in my opinion. " Agreed. Sadly all these things get played just as much on the radio as the Crazy Frog stuff back in the day, so it's still happening :(. I know there's always the choice to turn off the tv/youtube/radio, just not at work :( :D

    Oh and if I had to choose I'd prefer LMFAO in this comparison ^^

  • tick
    tick said 1 year ago:

    http://news.sky.com/story/1055495/youtube-clicks-included-in-billboard-chart a very recent thing, I think Baauer is the first to cash in.

    I would much rather listen to these than LMFAO anyday :)

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 1 year ago:

    "Also don't forget that the US billboard charts are now counting youtube downloads"... WHAT? That's insane! I had no idea. So do they only count American viewers? This is really weird...

    Also now reading all you guys' points I start realising I'm probably more raging at "trolling" than the whole meme-culture. Thanks for your views :) (and granted Gangnam Style has that catchy thing going, this one not so much). Musicwise I tend to compare these two tracks with LMFAO's two silly singles.

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 1 year ago:

    @Izey, that's only because the radio stations had full control over what songs were played and obviously there was more censorship then. Now, the public has more access and our society is freer when it comes to language. These are good things in general. Macklemore wouldn't have had a chance back in the day. Now, you can have a #1 song with no record deal and curse words because the public wants it. If YouTube existed back the 90's, there would have been a million novelty dance songs. There damn near was without it. And let's not act like Hammer was the poet laureate of the 90's. His songs were just as dumb as Chief Keef's. The only real difference is that people didn't curse in songs because they feared that they would not sell units but gangsta rap changed all of that. The success of "I Don't Like" is a combination of these things.

    @tick, that is an excellent point. PSY had no idea that his goofy song in Korean about a specific neighborhood in Seoul would be a worldwide hit. It caught on because of the funny video. And "Harlem Shake" came out last summer and nothing happened. Then, all of sudden this year it caught on YouTube. If people only like a song because of a goofy video that's completely their choice. That's so much better than a radio station or video channel shoving music down your throat, in my opinion.

  • tick
    tick said 1 year ago:

    @Izey, you'd guess wrong! It all depends on what radio stations you listen to, but I imagine the crap radio stations have always played crap. Ignorant and mindless appeals to the broader population unfortunately.

    Plus, in the two most recent examples, gangnam and harlem shake, the artists had no intention at all of creating a mass world-wide hit (not that they were actively trying not to...). Psy has been making making music for over a decade with no indication he was suddenly going to explode.
    The song is catchy, has an amusing clip, a dance and is not over-all a terrible song.

    Harlem Shake is not really a ground-breaking song, and I can't imagine the artist thought he was breaking any new ground when he made it. Someone made a video using it, someone else did, then thousands of other people did. I can't imagine many people have rushed out and bought it.

  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 1 year ago:

    @MrBlondNYC: its true that there has always been disposable pop songs on the radio but have we ever seen them in such a surplus? Also remember that these disposable pop songs have gotten progressively more and more ignorant in content as the years have gone by. Its gone from s*** like U Can't Touch This to "B**** N****s That S*** I Don't Like." I didn't grow up in the 80's 90's era so I can't really judge the kind of s*** that was regularly spun on the radio back then but I have to imagine that it was a bit less ignorant and mindless then what we have today.

  • tick
    tick said 1 year ago:

    Also don't forget that the US billboard charts are now counting youtube downloads....

    People don't even have to be buying the song, they just need to watch it. Watch 15 versions of harlem shake and that's 15 "units" sold.

    Seems a bit ridiculous to me. They have never taken in to account how many people listen to a song on a radio or watch on an MTV style show, so why count youtube?

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 1 year ago:

    There's always been disposable pop songs in music that cause a craze then fade away. Let's not act like it's a new thing and start talking that s*** about "music today". From Crazy Frog to The Ketchup Song to Macarena to Kris Kross to Disco Duck to Kung Fu Fighting to The Monster Mash to The Name Game to The Twist. Gangnam Style was irresistibly catchy to me but years from now will be a funny memory and nothing more. People only remember the great music that they liked from their youth and forget about the crap that littered the mainstream.

  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 1 year ago:

    I don't like this track or Gangnam Style at all. I was just interested about where the Con los terroristas vocal sample came from. The fact that all these silly meme songs top the charts just proves the point that general society doesn't take music seriously anymore. All you need to do is make a hit song nowadays is layer trap style drums with a bunch of synthesizers and have catchy 2-6 word hook with a funny dance.

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 1 year ago:

    Ugh it's gonna be a sad year if every f***ing meme starts topping the chart... Not that the top has been very good anyway, but this is even worse... The world is turning into one big trollolo. Can't wait for the time people are gonna be fed up with all the cliche trolling (I sadly reached that point a while ago). All you'll see is U MAD BRO? I am (but not that much, I just needed to rant at this). Just a serious question: do you guys actually like this track or Gangnam Style or is it just the fact that it's a meme that makes it popular?

  • Jooles
    Jooles said 1 year ago:

    Whoop! Of course, reggaeton. "Political speech"! What was I thinking?!

  • tick
    tick said 1 year ago:

    you'd think so.

  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 1 year ago:

    hmmmm, Shouldn't Hector Delgado be suing the people who put the sample on the sample CD in the first place? I mean, the Philadelphyinz Moombahton Loops and Samples Vinyl/CD was being sold for profit right? And im guessing DJ Apt One put the vocal sample on their without Delgado's permission so................????

  • tick
  • Chris Read
  • Jooles
    Jooles said 1 year ago:

    I'd be very interested to find out where DJ Apt One got the "Con los terroristas" sample from in the first place. Sounds like it could be from a recording of a political speech, for example...

  • stationary unit
    stationary unit said 1 year ago:

    I suppose there's an even older source, but Baauer apparently sampled it from the T&A sample CD. More information about this sample in this article by DJ Apt One of the Philadelphyinz:

    http://philadelphyinz.com/djaptone/2013/02/my-small-part-in-the-harlem-shake-phenomenon/