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Harlem Shake goes Wilde and higher

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Harlem Shake goes Wilde and higher


New Guinness World Records for the “highest concert” and the “highest Harlem Shake” have been set on board a British Airways flight.

Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde, pop stars of the 1980s, earned the “highest altitude concert” record on Sunday after their performance on a jumbo jet.

Spandau Ballet member Hadley and Kids in America singer Wilde gave their gig in the sky for 128 passengers on a Boeing 767 aircraft at 13,000 metres (43,000 feet) for charity event Comic Relief.

They were joined by fellow 1980s acts Bananarama and Go West, and out-did singer James Blunt’s previous world record of 12,825 metres (42,080 feet).

Shaking it higher!

Passengers also managed to set a second world record on the BA flight by performing the highest ever Harlem Shake.

The internet craze, in which a group of people dance to a short excerpt from the song Harlem Shake, has swept the globe after thousands of videos were uploaded to YouTube.

Celebrating 25 years of charity event Red Nose Day, the airline has raised over £4.5 million (5.2 million euros) for Flying Start – its charity partnership with Comic Relief.

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