If, like us, you’ve caught yourself breaking up a friendly argument between two of your friends simply by saying, “The time has come for you to lip sync for your life,” then you, dear friend, have spent about as much time as we have watching RuPaul’s Drag Race. Maybe it’s the over-the-top makeup, the impeccably coiffed wigs or the sequins and boas galore, but there’s something about drag queens mouthing the words to timeless songs by the greatest divas of our time that makes us believe in the human spirit. Not even Extreme Home Makeover or the most dramatic reruns of Oprah can move us to tears and then immediate shrieks of joy followed by more tears quite like Ru and her fabulous reality minions. With five seasons and counting, RuPaul’s Drag Race has made being simultaneously eccentric and true to one’s self the most exciting and heartwarming things to see on prime-time TV. Here are the top five lip syncs of all time from RuPaul’s Drag Race to remind you that, when all else fails, you better WERQ!
“Malambo No. 1” by Jinkx Monsoon and Detox – Season 5
Want to know why Jinkx Monsoon won the most recent season of RuPaul’s Drag Race? Check out this video to see for yourself…
“This Will Be” DiDa Ritz and The Princess – Season 4
DiDa Ritz destroys Natalie Cole’s song right in front of the songstress herself, who is on the show as a guest judge.
“Straight Up” by Raja and Carmen Carerra – Season 3
“Straight Up” never looked this zig-a-zag-ah. This might be borderline porn, but it’s fabdulous. Okay, I’m over the bad plays on words.
“Dancing On My Own” by Raven and Jujubee – Season 2
Did the words to Robyn’s song ever ring so true? When these two best friends were forced to face off against each other, their emotions got the better of them, and one was left dancing on her own.
“Cover Girl” by Nina Flowers & Bebe Zahara Benet – Season 1
The first ever epic showdown for the title of “Drag Superstar” on Season 1 was one of the most memorable lip syncs in the history of Drag Race. Bebe went home with the title, and the show cemented itself as one of the most groundbreaking reality shows on TV. If ya can’t love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else?