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Top 8 Celebrity Lip Sync Battles, Ever

Anne Hathaway really did that.

If you haven't seen clips of Lip Sync Battle, then you probably haven't been down a YouTube rabbit hole at 3 AM while elbow deep in a family-sized bag of Cheese Nipz.

If that's the case, good for you, you functional member of society. Now follow me to wonderland, motherf*cker.

If you are too wearied by climate despair and capitalism to infer what the show's about from the title, don't worry, we'll explain. The show essentially pits two celebrities against each other in a lip sync battle, wherein both contestants try to outdo each other by performing theatrical, dance-heavy lip sync performances of well-known songs. Created by John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant and hosted by Twitter queen Chrissy Teigen and rapper LL Cool J, the concept was first realized as a segment on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon before being turned into a hit show on Paramount network (formerly known as Spike).


It's honestly worth checking out the show just to watch Chrissy Teigen do anything, but it's a bonus that there have been some pretty iconic moments throughout the show's five seasons. Here are the top 8 lip sync battles, ever!

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On This Day: Shakira Liberated Everyone's “She Wolf”

"I was in the studio in a bad mood that day, then I got inspired and went to a corner and I wrote the lyrics and the melody in 10 minutes. The image of the she wolf just came to my head, and when I least expected it I was howling and panting," Shakira said.

By Fabio Alexx

11 years ago, on July 10th, 2009, Colombian singer Shakira released the first single off her third studio album.

"She Wolf" is a synth-pop banger built on a B minor progression. It was, in many ways, an insane song, born out of the singer's own frustration and ennui.

"I was in the studio in a bad mood that day, then I got inspired and went to a corner and I wrote the lyrics and the melody in 10 minutes. The image of the she wolf just came to my head, and when I least expected it I was howling and panting," Shakira said.

Though the music was composed by John Hill and Sam Endicott, lead singer of post-punk band The Bravery, the lyrics were all Shakira's own. "[Shakira] contacted him (Hill), asking if he had any stuff," said Endicott. "We never had her in mind. We just made the thing independently of her, and then she liked it a lot, and she sang over it. She used some of the melodies we put in there and then wrote these crazy lyrics about being a werewolf. And that's how it happened."

Shakira - She Wolf www.youtube.com


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