Billboard Beats: Goodbye ‘Harlem Shake,’ It’s Time to Go Thrift Shopping


There is only so long that people can obsess over a song until it gets overplayed and worn out (remember when “Gangnam Style” was a thing?). When a song becomes every other person’s ringtone and follows you from bar to bar on a Saturday night — not to mention clogs your newsfeed with new “viral” dance videos set to said ditty — you know you are approaching maximum capacity. Well, that moment has finally come for Baauer‘s nearly wordless tune, “Harlem Shake.”

This week, “Harlem Shake” has been knocked down a slot, with Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” moving back into No. 1. “Thrift Shop” has already been in and out of the No. 1 spot, but the radio and DJs haven’t killed it yet.

RELATED: ‘Harlem Shake’ Is No. 1 for Fifth Week in a Row

See what other singles made the cut this week.

The Top 10 Songs on’s Hot 100 Chart:

1. “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Featuring Wanz
Peak Position: 1
Last Week’s Position: 2
Weeks on Chart: 25

2. “Harlem Shake” by Baauer
Peak Position: 1
Last Week’s Position: 1
Weeks on Chart: 6

3. “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake
Peak Position: 3
Last Week’s Position: 4
Weeks on Chart: 11

4. “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars
Peak Position: 3
Last Week’s Position: 3
Weeks on Chart: 14

5. “Stay” by Rihanna, Featuring Mikky Ekko
Peak Position: 3
Last Week’s Position: 5
Weeks on Chart: 7

6. “Just Give Me A Reason” by P!nk, Featuring Nate Ruess 
Peak Position: 6
Last Week’s Position: 9
Weeks on Chart: 6

7. “Started From The Bottom” by Drake
Peak Position: 6
Last Week’s Position: 6
Weeks on Chart: 7

8. “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull, Featuring Christina Aguilera
Peak Position: 8
Last Week’s Position: 11
Weeks on Chart: 9

9. “Love Me” by Lil Wayne, Featuring Drake and Future
Peak Position: 9
Last Week’s Position: 10
Weeks on Chart: 10

10. “I Knew You Were Trouble.” by Taylor Swift
Peak Position: 2
Last Week’s Position: 7
Weeks on Chart: 23

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[Photo Credit: Dana Edelson/NBC]

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News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."