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Right moves on the Coast prove a worldwide YouTube hit

FIVE friends from Caloundra have started a global internet sensation.

Their video Harlem Shake has received more than 1.5 million views on YouTube in less than a week.

The 30-second clip shows a guy in a helmet, pelvic-thrusting in a room full of his mates who are seemingly oblivious to the commotion.

The final 15 seconds shows every one of them on their feet, busting out crazy dance moves.

Dozens of copycat videos have been uploaded in the past few days featuring everyone from office workers to firefighters and even a family of six.

All of them play the same music, have a lone instigator donning a helmet and also thank the guys, collectively known as The Sunny Coast Skate, for the inspiration.

Jimmy Dale, 16, said he and Oscar Mitchell, Matt Stanyon, Corey Walsh and George Warrener had decided to make the video after getting cabin fever during the recent wet weather.

The group has posted more than 70 videos on its YouTube channel but this was the boys' first non-skating video.

"More or less, we wanted to do it as a joke," Jimmy said.

"My dad saw it when we had 100 views and he questioned what we were doing with our lives. But when he saw it four days later with 700,000 hits, he was pretty impressed."

The 15 and 16-year-olds won't be able to give up their studies yet, having only made $3 from their YouTube fame.

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