Classic songs often make their way back to the charts years later if they are used in commercials, movies or TV shows, or otherwise granted some fresh, high-profile attention. Thanks to a change in Billboard's method for tabulating the Hot 100, however, this song made it back to the chart thanks to a viral video.
In February, 2013, YouTube views and other streams became a factor in the Hot 100, resulting in "Harlem Shake
" hitting the top spot. In October, a video was posted of basketball fan Jeremy Fry dancing to "Livin' On A Prayer"
during a stoppage in play at a Boston Celtics' home game from March, 2009. The Celtics were the defending NBA champs and doing very well at the time; Fry's performance embodied the camaraderie and enthusiasm in the arena, as he spontaneously used his two minutes of glory to glide down an aisle, singing to delighted onlookers along the way.
Fry's dance routine drew millions of worldwide views, and on November 20, the song charted at #25, 26 years after if first appeared.