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Dave was on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" in 2011.
Dave was on "Wheel of Fortune" in 2007.
Dave was on "The Price is Right" in 2001.
What does this song have in common with this song?
They all debuted at NUMBER ONE on the Billboard Hot 100.
Why is "Harlem Shake" there? Because for the first time in the history of the rock era, Billboard includes YouTube streams in the formula for calculating America's top songs.
Billboard and Nielsen have revealed that U.S. YouTube video streaming data has been added to multiple platforms, which includes an update to the formula for the five-decade-old Hot 100. YouTube streaming data is now factored into the chart, enhancing a recipe that includes digital download track sales (and physical singles sales), as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan, as well as terrestrial radio airplay, on-demand audio streaming, and online radio streaming, as tracked by Nielsen BDS.
"Shake" becomes just the 21st song (of 1,023 No. 1s dating to the chart's 1958 launch) to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Even more notably, it's the first song to start at the summit by an artist essentially unknown prior to charting. Of the prior 20 No. 1 debuts, three were by artists making their first Hot 100 appearances, but all – Clay Aiken, Fantasia and Carrie Underwood – had built familiarity via months of weekly TV exposure on Fox's "American Idol" (2002-05). Lauryn Hill also sent her solo debut "Doo Wop (That Thing)" to a No. 1 beginning in 1998, but she was, by then, known for fronting R&B act the Fugees.
Here's a list of the other twenty songs that debuted at number one on the chart, from Sinuousmag.com: