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Harlem Shake tumbles off top of Hot 100 chart

Published on Mar 28, 2013 7:01 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Harlem Shake is moving on.

After five weeks in the number one slot, New York DJ Baauer's single that triggered a global YouTube sensation has slipped to number two on Billboard's latest Hot 100 chart, the music industry trade journal said on Wednesday.

Taking its place is Thrift Shop from Seattle rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, which has been in the Hot 100 since October and previously hit number one on five non-consecutive weeks before the Harlem Shake fad intervened.

The Harlem Shake reached number one, thanks to good timing - it went viral on YouTube at the same time Billboard changed its methodology to include online streaming as well as record sales and radio air play.

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