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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