The Harlem Shake, Gangnam Style, The Macarena dance… they date back to god knows when. All of these hits are known by thousands of people. If you’re reading this, you have danced to one of them for sure. But, what is it that makes them so great? What is it that makes them so popular in such a short time? I’ve been thinking about this and I’ve drawn some conclusions which I thought I’d share with you. This is the journey of my thoughts after all 😉
The first thing I noticed is that they are songs. Not books or movies, you don’t have to put any effort to enjoy it and they are short. So short you don’t even have time to get bored.
They have a catchy tune, a tune which isn’t similar to any other song’s, and a tune that’s different compared to the one of other songs.
Also, they come with a dance, a dance which isn’t mainstream at all but it’s rather easy at the same time. Who would’ve thought of ‘horse dancing’ to Gangnam style? or a song to get completely crazy to like the Harlem shake? Innovative thinking, people.
I think quite weirdly, so these thoughts took a completely different form in a matter of seconds. I found myself thinking about how to be successful in the future based on these observations. And… it’s gotta be new, fresh, but with a common principle, keeping people in mind and how lazy they tend to be, multi-use!
Anyway, today… as weird as this might sound… why don’t you dance to one of these songs and enjoy it? Enjoy the work of people, their success, the product…or you know what? Just gather your family and dance.