79 Best Songs to Lip Sync

Best Songs to Lip Sync

If you want the thrill of being on stage but can't carry a tune, lip-syncing is the next best thing.

Whether you're singing into a brush, broom, or beer bottle, the song you lip-sync has to be bold.

Keep reading for our list of the best songs to lip-sync.


“Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler

Song year: 1983

Initially, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was written for Meat Loaf, so you know this song is full of emotion.

While most of us don't have the powerful vocal range of Bonnie Tyler, the song's raw emotions are ripe for fist-pumps and head-bangs, making this song a lot of fun to lip-sync.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Song year: 1975

Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody” is an intense and meticulously crafted rock opera.

While singing this song is generally best left to the professionals, its call and response vocals and head-banging guitar solo are practically begging for you to lip-sync. It's even better with a few friends in tow.

“Cuz I Love You” by Lizzo

Song year: 2019

Split the difference between rafter-shattering vocals and head-bopping hip-hop with Lizzo's heavy R&B hit “Cuz I Love You.”

This song is an anthem for the brokenhearted, making it emotionally raw and open to all types of interpretation. You won't lip-sync this one wrong if you go all out.

“Bat Out of Hell” by Meat Loaf

Song year: 1977

Not for the faint of heart, Meat Loaf's “Bat Out of Hell” is an eight-minute odyssey of bravado.

If you're looking for a song that will allow you to run around the entire room, look no further. This song requires a full-body performance, so be sure you stretch.

“Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar

Song year: 1983

Pat Benatar had a string of hits in the '80s, but “Love is a Battlefield” captures the essence of lip-syncing in all of its glory.

The vocals are powerful, the rhythm is pounding, and the chorus is soaring. Whether you remember it from your youth or are just discovering it, this song hits all the lip-syncing marks.

“Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus

Song year: 2013

A writing technique often employed by indie rock bands, Miley Cyrus utilizes a loud/soft dynamic in her hit “Wrecking Ball.”

The subtle emotion in the song's verses offers room to draw in the audience. Once the chorus comes in like, well, a wrecking ball, you'll knock them out.

“Sabotage” by Beastie Boys

Song year: 1994

The Beastie Boys' “Sabotage” is pure energy. Lip-syncing along will split the difference between screaming and rapping and allow you to get as weird with it as you want.

The song's a great option if you're trying to inject some energy into the room – especially with a few other friends in tow.

“Roxanne” by The Police

Song year: 1978

“Roxanne” isn't as bombastic as other lip-syncing favorites, but the staccato guitar and deep rhythm section groove make it immediately recognizable.

With the call and response of the song's chorus, you'll have everyone around you lip-syncing along to this seedy tale of lust and love.

“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion

Song year: 1997

If you're looking to swing for the fences, look no further than Celine Dion's “My Heart Will Go On.”

Not only is this a powerfully nostalgic song that romantic film buffs will love, but it's a song that demands performance.

The contained verses eventually give way to a flood of full-throated emotion, and your lip-syncing will soar to new heights.

“I Believe In a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness

Song year: 2002

English Glam Metal revivalists The Darkness gave us a lip-syncing gift from the gods with their 2002 single “I Believe In a Thing Called Love.”

This song has room for air guitar, air drums, jump kicks, and whatever other rock posturing you can imagine. The falsetto vocals are tricky – good thing we're just lip-syncing!

“Hello” by Adele

Song year: 2015

Chances are you can't quite hit the notes like Adele. Instead of making karaoke night awkward, save your performance of “Hello” for lip-syncing.

Adele's vocals soar over the plodding and ominous backing track, setting the stage for either an over-the-top performance or standing in place and belting like a diva.

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

Song year: 1992

Dolly Parton sang “I Will Always Love You” first, but Whitney Houston made the song what it is today.

While most of us wouldn't dare imagine singing it, it's a great song to lip-sync. The song has a slow build, so be patient and don't go too big too soon.

“Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg

Song year: 1999

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg team up on the classic “Still D.R.E.” The resulting song is classic West Coast Hip-Hop, complete with a hard-hitting beat with a mellow swagger.

For a hip-hop-loving duo, there isn't a better song to lip-sync. Whether you take Snoop's verses or Dre's, there's plenty to go around.

“Wannabe” by Spice Girls

Song year: 1996

Get with your friends and make sure that you know which Spice Girl is which, and you'll have a blast rocking out to “Wannabe.”

The Spice Girls' message of female empowerment was unique to the mainstream in the '90s, giving their catchy pop songs an intellect that's rewarding to lip-sync.

“Rock and Roll All Night” by KISS

Song year: 1975

Kiss is synonymous with rock and roll, thanks in large part to their classic anthem “Rock and Roll All Night.”

If it's rock and roll that you want to lip-sync, you've found your song. With a shout-along chorus and tons of ripping guitar, this song is a party in and of itself.

“…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears

Song year: 1998

Britney Spears' sultry vocals in “…Baby One More Time” are earnest and heartfelt, making the heart-on-sleeve dance-pop hit a worthy lip-sync.

This '90s throwback will get everyone moving, so be sure that you've got a few dance moves to throw into the mix.

“Roar” by Katy Perry

Song year: 2013

Katy Perry and fist-pumping pop anthems go hand in hand. But if you have to choose just one, “Roar” is the soaring type of vocal delivery that works best with lip-syncing.

Throw your head back and roar the lyrics while you nod along to the coursing rhythm. You won't miss a beat with “Roar.”

“My Way” by Frank Sinatra

Song year: 1969

Grab a martini glass and loosen your tie because it's time to bring the house down with “My Way.”

Frank Sinatra's classic song about individualism has resonated with generations of audiences. Channel the Chairman of the Board with one hand holding a mic and the other gesturing wildly.

“What’s Love Got to Do With It” by Tina Turner

Song year: 1984

Tina Turner gave us an emotional, lust-filled anthem in “What's Love Got to Do With It.”

After a career of ups and downs, this '80s hit served as a comeback for the legendary soul singer.

Tapping into Turner's emotive vocal delivery will make this song a blast to lip-sync.

“Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding

Song year: 1966

Like many of the best songs to lip-sync, Otis Redding's “Try a Little Tenderness” starts slow.

Through the course of the song, you'll find the singer's pleas for tenderness escalate until, by the end of the song, he's screaming his appeal.

Take a move or two from Redding's frenetic stage performance to put this lip-sync over the top.

“Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi

Song year: 1986

Hair-metal of the '80s makes for some of the best lip-syncing out there.

Bon Jovi's “Livin' On a Prayer” has all the hallmarks of great hair-metal — a soaring chorus, a ripping guitar solo, and a key-change that's practically impossible for most singers to hit. Good thing you aren't actually singing it.

“In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins

Song year: 1981

Phil Collins' “In the Air Tonight” requires a quiet intensity while waiting for the song's iconic drum fill. It's a different type of performance, but one with a great pay-off.

If you want to mix in some air drums with your lip-syncing, this is the song for you.

“Celebrity Skin” by Hole

Song year: 1998

Courtney Love and Hole scored big with their grungy alt-rocker “Celebrity Skin.”

The song is pure energy from the jump, making it perfect '90s kids that want to push the pedal to the floor with their lip-syncing performance. Bonus points if you air-guitar the crushing guitar chords.

“Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Song year: 2018

The feature song of A Star is Born, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper shot for the moon with “Shallow.”

The song packs an emotional punch, with Lady Gaga blowing the doors off the chorus with her inspired vocal take.

“Shallow” will take you on an emotional journey. Be sure you pack some kleenex.

“When Doves Cry” by Prince

Song year: 1984

Prince's “When Doves Cry” is a classic '80s track that helped catapult the album and movie Purple Rain into the public's eye.

Prince's soulful and sensual aesthetic is wholly unique, but you can tap into that powerful feeling yourself while you lip-sync along.

“Low Rider” by War

Song year: 1975

The repetitively booming bass vocal of War's “Low Rider” is fun – especially for those with higher voices.

One of the best aspects of lip-syncing is performing to a vocal register that you absolutely wouldn't be able to sing. It gives you the chance to embody an entirely different persona.

“Pour Some Sugar on Me” by Def Leppard

Song year: 1987

Like the best hair-metal, Def Leppard's riffs are just as audacious as their lyrics and as big as their hair, making them perfect for lip-syncing.

Everyone has their own style, but you'd be missing out on a golden opportunity if you didn't pantomime pouring sugar all over yourself while lip-syncing Def Leppard's “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”

“Hey Ya!” by Outkast

Song year: 2003

Outkast's “Hey Ya!” took over the world at the beginning of the '00s, so you know firing this up will get everyone's attention.

With its polaroid-shaking dance moves and boy/girl call and response, “Hey Ya!” is all about crowd participation, so be sure you pass around whatever it is that you're using for a mic.

“Crazy” by  Gnarles Barkley

Song year: 2006

Gnarles Barkley singer CeeLo Green's soulful vocals slip effortlessly into the high notes on the band's hit “Crazy.”

But just because his talent is otherworldly doesn't mean you can't get in on the action. Lip-syncing along to “Crazy” is a blast – it must be something about the admission of insanity.

“In the End” by Linkin Park

Song year: 2002

While most of the sweepingly emotional songs we've included are romantic, Linkin Park's “In the End” will bring the house down with its rocking existentialism.

The song works best with a duo. One person raps while the other screams. If you're a trio,  you can always assign someone to air-turntables.

“Take On Me” by a-ha

Song year: 1985

A-ha's poppy new wave hit “Take on Me” is tailor-made for a rollicking sing-along. That is until everyone realizes they can't sing that high.

So, ditch the actual singing and lip-sync it. Add in a few sweeping hand gestures and fake synthesizer playing, and you'll feel just like an '80s pop star.

“Barracuda” by Heart

Song year: 1977

Heart's chugging electric guitars and driving drums made “Barracuda” a hit in 1977 and a staple of classic rock radio ever since.

The slight stops in music before the titular line in the chorus give the song a theatrical feel, one that is begging for a rockstar inspired lip-sync.

“Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars

Song year: 2014

Bruno Mars' electric performance on “Uptown Funk” is practically infectious, calling to mind the best of Michael Jackson and James Brown.

While singing, playing, and dancing along to this '80s inspired hit would be a stretch for even the most seasoned performer, its energy makes it a crowd-pleasing choice for lip-syncing.

“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

Song year: 1984

Movie buffs will love grabbing the mic, or proton pack, and lip-syncing along to Ray Parker Jr.'s “Ghostbusters.”

The call and response element to the chorus is immediately recognizable and will help you get the crowd involved. Even if there isn't much of an audience, don't underestimate the paranormal activity around you.

“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar

Song year: 2015

Sometimes, a lip-sync can offer a much-needed catharsis, especially when the song is from the silver-tongued Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar.

The duo air out some personal laundry on “Bad Blood.” Their hip-hop-inflected pop hit is brewing with venom, making it the perfect vehicle for channeling your break-up energy.

“All Star” by Smash Mouth

Song year: 1999

Smash Mouth's “All Star” has become deeply entrenched in our culture as an impossibly catchy earworm that is featured consistently in film, television, and memes.

The band's mixture of '60s pop, hip-hop, and alternative rock makes them approachable for nearly any crowd. Play your cards right, and this lip-sync performance could make you an all-star.

“Sex on Fire” by Kings of Leon

Song year: 2008

Kings of Leon's provocative alternative rock song “Sex on Fire” is a lusty anthem well suited for lip-syncing.

The sultry verses of the song are mellow in their approach, while the raging chorus is an opportunity to lean into the performance. Trust me, this song will heat up the room.

“Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen

Song year: 1984

With “Born in the U.S.A.,” Bruce Springsteen wrote both an anthem for patriotism and hypocrisy. The song is a stunning testament to Springsteen's unique ability to tap into the American zeitgeist.

Performing this one requires special attention to the loud crack of the snare drum. You can try to ignore it, but it's better to embrace its loud presence and play along.

“Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo

Song year: 2021

Olivia Rodrigo's “Drivers License” captures the agony and ecstasy of young love through its raw and wholehearted vulnerability.

With its catchiness and emotional power, this song is begging for a good lip-sync. Between Rodrigo's soaring vocals and the sing-along chorus, “Driver's License” deserves all your best theatrics.

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister

Song year: 1984

If you're fed up and want to pump your fist along to a rocking anthem, look no further than Twisted Sister's “We're Not Gonna Take It.”

These '80s glam-metal rockers created the perfect song for lip-syncing if you need to pump yourself up or get the crowd going.

“Kiss From a Rose” by Seal

Song year: 1994

The over the top romanticism of Seal's “Kiss From a Rose” is what makes the song well suited for lip-syncing.

There is no way to go overboard performing this song. The bigger the performance, the better. Be sure to hit the chorus hard and then ease back into the verses for maximum effect.

“Mr. Brightside” by The Killers

Song year: 2003

The Killer's first single, “Mr. Brightside,” signaled to the world that a new voice in indie rock had arrived. And the world listened.

“Mr. Brightside” has become a party anthem and shining example of early '00's indie rock.

Strike your best rock poses while lip-syncing to this sordid tale of infidelity is a surefire score.

“I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred

Song year: 1992

Whether you're being ironic or just very confident, you'll love trying on the attitude of Right Said Fred's “I'm Too Sexy.”

This '90s Europop hit is best for lip-syncing when you want to strut your stuff. Regardless of what Right Said Fred says, no one is too sexy to enjoy this song.

“Super Freak” by Rick James

Song year: 1981

If you're looking to let your freak flag fly when you lip-sync, then Rick James' “Super Freak” is for you.

This bass-heavy, post-disco tune has squealing synths and risque lyrics that performers will love highlighting.

If it was good enough for MC Hammer to sample in his '90s hit “U Can't Touch This,” then it's good enough for me.

“Fantasy” by Mariah Carey

“Fantasy” by Mariah Carey

Song year: 1995

Mariah Carey's impressive vocal talent makes her songs great to lip-sync since you don't have to worry about actually hitting the notes.

So, shake your hips and passionately sing “Fantasy” into your imaginary mic, reveling in the song's hip-hop-inspired drum beat and sugary sweet chorus.

“Ride Wit Me” by Nelly ft. St. Lunatics

Song year: 2000

Nelly took over the world in 2000 with his debut album Country Grammar. “Ride wit Me” was the third single, another in his impressive streak of hits.

Rap is always fun to lip-sync, but the catchy group vocals in the chorus of “Ride wit Me” make it particularly interactive and engaging.

“Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue

Song year: 1989

The high octane performance behind Motley Crue's “Kickstart My Heart” will turn any lip-sync into a full-fledged rock and roll spectacle.

Between the song's pounding drums, talk-box guitar solo, and sing-along chorus, any crowd will go wild if you hit the rock and roll poses along the way. The only question is: do you play air drums or air guitar?

“Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind

Song year: 1997

Third Eye Blind's “Semi-Charmed Life” always seems like a great idea at karaoke until you realize just how many words there are and how high the last note in the chorus is.

That's why this song should be considered a lip-sync go-to. It's full of spaces for energy and exaggeration but isn't overly cheesy or sentimental.

“Creep” by TLC

Song year: 1994

TLC's “Creep” is going to be a head-bopping lip-sync, regardless of whether or not you and your crew have silk pajamas.

The song's masterful production and assured vocal delivery underscore its sordid story of sensual infidelity, but its seriousness can be pretty funny when you're goofing around with friends.

“California Love” by 2Pac ft. Dr. Dre

Song year: 1996

Rest assured, you'll have fun lip-syncing 2Pac's “California Love” regardless of where you live. But if you're from California, you owe it to '90s West Coast Hip-Hop to give this classic throwback some love.

Tupac and Dre trade a few bars, so invite a friend and get ready to throw your hands up while you lay down some rhymes.

“Sugar We’re Goin Down” by Fall Out Boy

Song year: 2005

Fall Out Boy catapulted from the pop-punk underground to the mainstream pop charts with their hit “Sugar, We're Goin' Down.”

If you like moshing while you lip-sync, this is your song. Just make sure not to hit any other members of the band with your air guitar.

“Are You That Somebody?” by Aaliyah

Song year: 1998

Aaliyah's “Are You That Somebody?” has consistently been ranked among the greatest songs of all time.

While Aaliyah's life was tragically cut short by an airplane crash at the age of 22, we can still celebrate her memory by hitting a few dance moves and lip-syncing with this classic '90s R&B hit.

“A Whole New World” by Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott

Song year: 2019

Whether you choose this newer version by Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott or the '90s animated version, “A Whole New World” is a crowd-pleaser that spans generations.

The duet is full of passion and earnest performances, giving you the floor to go as deep as possible into your romantic interpretation.

“Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit

Song year: 1999

If it's a no holds barred rapcore barrage that you want, Limp Bizkit provides with their raucous single “Break Stuff.”

Exorcise the demons of the day while you mosh around the room. Just make sure that you remember the old adage: you break it, you buy it.

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Song year: 1978

There won't be a frown in the room if you decide to lip-sync the positively funky Earth, Wind & Fire song “September.”

It's been a favorite of wedding and graduation DJs since 1978, so you know busting out this funk classic will guarantee people shake their hips along.

“I Hate Myself for Loving You” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Song year: 1988

Heavy drums, heavy guitars, and heavy vocals make the Joan Jett & The Blackhearts single “I Hate Myself for Loving You” a stone-cold rock classic.

The song's sing-along chorus and handclaps will get everyone involved, so if you're feeling generous, pass the mic and get the whole room going.

“Take Me to Church” by Hozier

Song year: 2013

The fiery mix of R&B and rock in Hozier's “Take Me to Church” make it an opportunity to show your passionate side during a lip-syncing performance.

With the religious imagery in the lyrics, throwing your hands up in prayer and in song become the same thing when you perform this. The result is powerful.

“Lithium” by Nirvana

Song year: 1991

A grunge classic, Nirvana's “Lithium” is one of the best songs for lip-syncing when you want to rock out in ripped jeans and a threadbare sweater.

Regardless of your dress, you'll be more convincing if you're sure to fling your air instruments around while you belt this one out.

“Dancing Queen” by ABBA

Song year: 1976

Groups will love lip-syncing to Abba's tight harmonies on “Dancing Queen.”

Like most of the band's biggest hits, everyone gets behind the mic to belt out the iconic chorus. This makes “Dancing Queen” a no-brainer, whether you're lip-syncing with friends or getting ready for a night on the dance floor.

“Fatlip” by Sum 41

Song year: 2001

In an era when rap-rock reigned supreme, Canadian pop-punk band Sum-41 brought their hip-hop-inflected single “Fat Lip” to the punks of the skate park.

This song is all about energy. Grab your mic, or maybe your skate deck, and make sure you get at least a little air while jumping around lip-syncing.

“Hanging on the Telephone” by Blondie

Song year: 1978

Initially written by L.A. power-pop band The Nerves, Blondie took “Hanging on the Telephone” and turned it into pop gold.

With its bouncy rhythm and Debbie Harry's snarling singing, this song is a blast of energy that suits any lip-syncing performer that wants to mix a little punk into their pop.

“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue

Song year: 2001

Kylie Minogue topped the pop charts in 40 countries with her hit dance single “Can't Get You Out of My Head.”

The infectious la la la's and pulsing rhythm are impossible to deny, making this a great song to shake along to with your invisible mic.

“Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees

Song year: 1977

The Bee Gees brought disco to the masses in a big way when they recorded the soundtrack for the film Saturday Night Fever. The single “Stayin' Alive” is the epitome of late '70s disco.

Pop your collar or stretch out some polyester pants while you point to the sky. Disco moves are encouraged when you perform this one.

“Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye ft. Kimbra

Song year: 2011

A lip-syncing duet to Gotye and Kimbra's “Somebody That I Used to Know” can be just what the doctor ordered if you want to scream about your ex.

This song's chorus has high-pitched and powerful vocals, with its long-held notes making it great for an expressive performance.

“Gettin Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith

Song year: 1997

Will Smith topped the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award for “Gettin' Jiggy Wit It.”

Smith's success in music and film is hardly ever reached by those in entertainment. You might not be one of the most influential people in the world, but you can get jiggy with one if you lip-sync to this '90s hit.

“My Hero” by Foo Fighters

Song year: 1997

No one would have blamed Dave Grohl if he stepped out of the spotlight after his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. Instead, Grohl channeled his energy into the Foo Fighters.

“My Hero” became a staple of alternative radio and showed Grohl was a capable songwriter in his own right.

“Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways

Song year: 1976

The Runaways helped blaze a trail for women in punk and rock music. Along the way, they wrote iconic anthems of teenage rebellion that still resonate to this day.

If you want to put a fine point on a rebellious act or pump yourself up for a night out, there's no better song to lip-sync into your mirror than “Cherry Bomb.”

“We Are Young” by Fun. ft. Janelle Monae

Song year: 2012

Few pop songs capture the spirit of youth, warts and all, like Fun.'s anthemic “We Are Young.”

The song is a full-throated indie-pop gem that lip-syncing friends should howl into the night. Remember, you're only as young as you feel, so be sure to let everyone know.

“Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses

Song year: 1987

Guns N' Roses brand of metal helped inject the “heavy” back into a genre overrun by ballads and big hair.

With Axl Rose's trademark wail, “Welcome to the Jungle” has become a rock and roll gold standard. If you want to lip-sync this cautionary tale of rock and roll debauchery, bring your air guitar for good measure.

“Celebration” by Kool & The Gang

Song year: 1980

Near the tail end of the disco era, Kool & The Gang gave us one of the best dance floor-inspired soul songs of the 20th century.

No one is upset when they hear “Celebration,” it's too joyful and catchy to deny. If you're celebrating, you should be lip-syncing “Celebration.”

“Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” by Kendrick Lamar

Song year: 2012

A lot of the best songs to lip-sync are high energy, but if you're trying to vibe out, look no further than Kendrick Lamar's “Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe.”

Lamar is a Pulitzer prize-winning rapper, so it's best to lip-sync and let him carry the weight. All you have to do is vibe along.

“Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake

Song year: 1987

Whitesnake's classic power ballad “Here I Go Again” is as famous for its music video as it is for its anthemic chorus.

In the video, '80s supermodel Tawny Kitaen dances all over the hood of a sports car while Whitesnake rocks on. Taking inspiration from these moves could take your lip-syncing to the next level.

“Africa” by Toto

Song year: 1982

Toto has sold millions of copies of “Africa,” with covers and memes keeping the song alive for a whole new generation in the 21st century.

With the song's bold production and instantly recognizable chorus, it's a surefire hit if you want your lip-syncing to get the room going.

“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

Song year: 2013

Singer Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, the founding guitarist of disco group Chic, team up with Daft Punk for their dance floor hit “Get Lucky.”

“Get Lucky” draws inspiration from funk, house, and disco. While it's a siren call to the dancefloor, it maintains artistic credibility thanks to masterful playing and production.

“Hunger Strike” by Temple of the Dog

Song year: 1991

Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder represent two of the most potent singing voices to come from the grunge genre, and both are on Temple of the Dog's “Hunger Strike.”

While singing the song might be a stretch for most, it's fun to lip-sync along to the soaring chorus. Grab a friend and sing it as a duet for maximum effect.

“Killing Me Softly With His Song” by Fugees

Song year: 1996

Lauryn Hill shines in the Fugees' updated version of the Roberta Flack song “Killing Me Softly With His Song.”

Injecting hip-hop into this soul classic makes it a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages. But the intimacy of the lyrics makes it just as well suited for a solo show.

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

Song year: 1983

Cyndi Lauper's light-hearted feminist anthem “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a classic slice of '80s pop. Lauper's breakthrough single helped launch her eclectic career, making her a household name overnight.

Whether you're bopping around alone in your room or dancing along with your best girlfriends, this song will bring the very fun it sings about.

“We Built This City” by Starship

Song year: 1985

Starship topped the charts internationally with their poppy new wave ode to rock and roll, “We Built This City.”

The song is built on synthesizers and catchy melodies, encapsulating everything that made music fun in the '80s. Fans of new wave will love lip-syncing this hit, whether you're rocking ankle warmers or an air guitar.

“Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G.

Song year: 1994

The Notorious B.I.G. is one of the greatest rappers of all time, so you'd be forgiven for not being able to keep up with his incredible flow. Fortunately, you can get a taste of greatness by lip-syncing “Big Poppa.”

This laid-back East Coast hip-hop classic is instantly recognizable with its slinky synth line and hooky chorus, so throw your hands in the air and let loose.

Top Songs to Lip Sync, Final Thoughts

Lip-syncing is a fun catharsis for those of us that can't carry a tune. Just because you can't sing with a fiery passion, it doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to perform fist-pumping anthems. The most important part of any performance is selling it. With our list of the best songs to lip-sync, we've chosen some of the biggest, most expressive songs for your performing pleasure. Now, break a leg.

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