50 Best Lip Sync Songs To Make It Look Like You're Killing It On The Mic

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It doesn't matter whether you've got vocal chops or you sound like a dead chicken when you sing — who doesn't love a little lip-sync action? And here's the best part: you can jam out to a song while you lip-sync in the shower, at a friend's bachelorette party, or at work when the office gets dull.

Lip-syncing is probably one of the most fun things you can do that won't completely offend someone's listening ears, like that other fun activity: karaoke.

Learn from the best and improve your lip-syncing skills by watching Jimmy Fallon's battle with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Out of all the celebrities who have competed on the "Lip Sync Battle," The Rock has the best performance by far!

Of course, the key to a great lip-sync is picking the best song for your vocal range. Good lip-syncing songs are high-energy hits that you can have fun with, like Beyoncé's "Single Ladies," Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball," or Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For A Hero" (we suggest watching "Shrek 2" for inspiration on that one).

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So, whether you're young or old, rich or poor, dive into this list of the 50 best songs for a lip-sync battle and pick your next shower concert lineup.

Here are the 50 best lip sync songs to make it look like you're killing it on the mic.

Lip-sync songs for channeling your inner diva...

1. "Respect" by Aretha Franklin

The queen of soul, may she rest in peace, just brings out our inner strong woman with this song, each and every time. What person, man or woman, can't relate to the feeling of being disrespected or taken for granted? That's what makes this song so amazing.

2. "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner

Being vulnerable is hard, so sing this anthem when you're feeling utterly terrified at the idea of being hurt. Let's not forget the amazing music video, where Tina showed off those legs of hers. This song got her back on the charts and noticed in a really good kind of way.

3. "Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler

If you want to cry out your need for a man that just makes you feel secure, this is the song to do it! Of course, you could always be your own hero. I hope you've got a cape handy.

4. "Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera

Praise, praise, and praise that special man in your life, from the comfort of your car or shower. Tiny but mighty, Christina's pipes are perfect for this song, so stick to the lip-syncing, please.

5. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It)" by Beyoncé

Tired of commitment-phobes and wishy-washy dudes? Waiting for someone to commit to you in a big kind of way is frustrating, but that's why there's always Beyoncé to back you up.

6. "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross

Got a little LGBT pride? Showing off your divorce papers? Graduating into the real world? Whatever your "big change" or introduction is, sing it — the new you is here to stay!

7. "The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston

It's your moment, so let your dramatic airs and passion for the music come through with this powerful song. A timeless classic, this song has so much meaning. Self-love is everything.

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Lip-sync songs to rock out to...

8. "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

There isn't a lyric in this song that isn't deliciously fun to sing! If you can hit the notes, more power to you, but the dramatics are way more fun. All hail Queen!

9. "Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss

Jam out to this oldie, but goodie, preferably with friends! Leave the makeup at home, though, unless you've got a pro on hand. If so, by all means.

10. "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi

Own and embrace who you are with this meaningful rock ditty sung by the always handsome Jon Bon Jovi. No one wants to be told how to live, so rock this song.

11. "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind

This nineties rock jam is worth lip-syncing with a group, beer in hand, and underneath a summer night sky. There's something about this song that feels like college life, late nights, and making out — in a good kind of way.

12. "We Are The Champions" by Queen

Freddie Mercury is one of the best male vocalists ever, period. Queen made the kind of music that made even the worst singers can sing out loud, and proud.

13. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

Don't even hold back for a second with this song. And a party bonus? You can envision the end of The Sopranos while you're rocking out, too. Even the worst singers should feel free to sing off-key to this one. Steve Perry would appreciate it, and maybe come out from hiding.

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Lip-sync songs to celebrate the 1980s...

14. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper

There's nothing like Cyndi to lift your mood and own your girl power. She is the ultimate mood-lifter in everyway. This song shattered the charts and still is just as infectious, decades later.

15. "Take on Me" by a-ha

You had no idea what the words were when you first heard this song, and the truth is it doesn't really matter, because neither did the members of the Norwegian band a-ha. This is the ultimate eighties jam, people! The best thing about it was the video, which was so unique for its time.

16. "When Doves Cry" by Prince

We're merely peasants when we sing any of the Purple One's songs, but this one is just so good. It's sexy, sweaty and sensual. Just take it easy unless you're singing it to someone in private.

17. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston

This song is every lady's cry on the dance floor and in her heart, so let those lips unfurl another by the late Whitney Houston. If you've got no rhythm, that's okay. Just make sure you shake it as you sync.

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Lip-sync songs that make you want to be a hip-hop star...

18. "Hot In Herre" by Nelly

You may be completely uncool, but you'll feel dope lip-syncing to this millennial favorite. I'm still not sure why Nelly needed the double "R" in "herre," but whatever. He's got us hooked!

19. "Nuthin' but a G Thang” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg

Rolling around like it's summertime without a care in the world, singing Dre and Snoop. Grab someone to join in with you because this isn't a solo diddy.

20. "It's Tricky" by Run D.M.C

Shell toes on, big shirt to match, and dope chains to boot. Even if you're the worst rapper, you won't mess up this classic.

21. "In Da Club" by 50 Cent

Produced by Dr. Dre himself, this is a hip-hop fave. Be sure to sing/lip-sync this with an adult crowd only.

22. "Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G

Rest in peace Biggie, you still crush it. There's not a song of Biggie's that wouldn't be worth lip-syncing, because he really was a king.

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Lip-sync songs that are way too fun...

23. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

You know you know all the lyrics, even though you hate to admit it. This song is too catchy, and now it'll be in your head all day long.

24. "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar

Taylor Swift had to make this list once, so don't shoot the messenger. This is one of those songs you feel bad knowing the words to, although Taylor's got some good ones in her arsenal.

25. "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred

I mean, you're a model... you know what I mean? The most ridiculous and fun song of the nineties, feel free to lip-sync to your heart's desire.

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26. "Beat It" by Michael Jackson

This song brings out the bada— in everyone, even if you're a quiet, mousy kind of person.

27. "Creep" by TLC

Oh, the nineties ladies were so fine! You can't go wrong with any of TLC's songs. They were a tight act and a great girl group.

28. "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child

Call him out with this one that you'll always remember the lyrics to. This could make for a really powerful karaoke jam as well.

29. "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley

If you can do the lip curl too, you're in! This classic song is just one of many reasons people loved Elvis and those blue eyes.

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Lip-sync songs that make you want to cry...

30. "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart

Can you slow dance and lip-sync at the same time? This song is a sweet and heartfelt classic.

31. "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers

Admit it — there's a part of you that dies each and every time you hear this song. You might also crack some windows trying to sing it, but who cares? This classic is one you'll never forget.

32. "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge

Imagine the kind of man that exists in songs... and in your car... as you're singing and driving down the highway. If you've found that kind of man in real life, congrats.

33. "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

This song was played and played until it sunk (Hahaha! Because "Titanic" — get it?). It's still a great song, even if it was played to death. Celine's love songs are one of a kind. She really knows her ballads.

34. "Through The Years" by Kenny Rogers

Good old Kenny Rogers and this standard won't let you down. Sentimental and kind, this is a goodie.

35. "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago

Ready to weep like a baby? Then this lip-sync song is for you. Chicago has probably been played at millions and millions of weddings.

36. "Something" by The Beatles

What's a list of the best lip-sync songs without the Beatles? Paul sings this one, and it's the perfect love song.

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Songs that bring a little country to your life...

37. "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus

Grab your dog, your sad stories and a mic. If you love country, Billy Ray is it!

38. "Amazed" by Lonestar

Country nails love on the head, each time. This song is touching even for those of us who wouldn't be caught dead in a cowboy hat.

39. "Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks

Kick back and make it mellow with a bit of Brooks. It's also not cheesy like some of the other top country hits of his time.

40. "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That" by Dolly Parton

Dolly is a tough act to follow. She's brassy, bold, and this one is something every lady can relate to. Doesn't it suck when that bad boy just has a grip on you. Honor Dolly well, okay?

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Lips-sync songs that are great old-school classics...

41. "ABC" by The Jackson 5

A classic, feel-good song to uplift anyone around you, including yourself. Make sure you have an audience, though; otherwise, it didn't count.

42. "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes

This song has lyrics that ring so true and kill us to be so patient. Love comes in its time, but we all wish it would come when we want it to.

43. "My Girl" by The Temptations

A song so sweet about a love so simple and honest. A slow dance, a slow jam... a song on a summer night. Whenever or wherever the mood strikes you, this song grabs you right in the heart.

44. "Hooked On A Feeling" by Björn Skifs and Blue Swede

This is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head and repeats again and again. You've probably jammed out to it at a bar with your friends or sang it at a wedding at least ten times.

45. "I Say A Little Prayer For You" by Aretha Franklin

Aretha had to make the list twice. Plus, this song is a classic that just about everyone loves!

Lip-sync songs that bring on the funk, reggae, and R&B

46. "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown

The godfather of soul can be brought to life wherever you feel like getting your song on. This one just never gets old. Never!

47. "Kiss" by Prince & The Revolution

Jam out while you're in the tub, a la Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Funky, fun, and sexy, this song is easily one of Prince's best chart-toppers.

48. "Could You Be Loved" by Bob Marley & The Wailers

You're already practicing your lip-sync as we speak with this reggae classic. Whenever you need a little boogie and a whole lot of smile, this Marley classic brings it on.

49. "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey

This diva had to make the list. So many classic hits of hers in the nineties, this one is an easier song to take on than many of her others with those high-pitched notes.

50. "Unbreak My Heart" by Toni Braxton

Bring it home and hit those seriously low notes that Braxton is infamous for! This is probably the saddest R&B song of her time. Who can't relate to the pain of heartbreak?

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Laura Lifshitz is a former MTV personality and Columbia University graduate currently writing about divorce, sex, women’s issues, fitness, parenting, and marriage. Her work has been featured on YourTango, New York Times, DivorceForce, Women’s Health, Working Mother, Pop Sugar, and more.