Apropos of literally nothing other than spending way too much time on the internet lately, it’s time to take a walk down memory lane and watch clips of the best RuPaul’s Drag Race lip sync battles. After gracing our TVs for more than 10 years, the queens of Drag Race and RuPaul’s All Stars spinoff have given us killer lip sync battle after killer lip sync battle. Predictably, not every performance is a winning one, but let’s celebrate the best ones to date, shall we!? We could all use more joy in our lives right now, so in no particular order, here are the best Drag Race and All Star lip sync battles EVER.
Naomi Smalls vs. Gia Gunn: “Adrenaline,” All Stars Season 4
The way Naomi slid across the runway! The way she held that backbend! Gia’s hairography! This performance had so much energy it almost made me want to get off the couch and stop pressing replay.
Carmen Carrera vs. Raja: “Straight Up,” Drag Race Season 3
Sorry. Can’t. Type. Jaw. On. The. Floor. Due. To. This. Striptease.
Shangela vs. Trixie Mattel: “Freaky Money,” All Stars Season 3
Never have I ever thought the running man would make for the perfect lip sync battle but that’s just the power of Shangela.
Kenya Michaels vs. Latrice Royale: “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” Drag Race Season 5
There is literally no telling what Kenya was doing with those background acrobatics, but Latrice’s understated and powerful lip sync fully stole the show.
Aja vs. BenDeLaCreme: “Anaconda,” All Stars Season 3
Props to any queen who can nail Nicki Minaj’s speed-of-light raps and every last bit of choreography.
Chi Chi Devayne vs. Naysha Lopez: “Call Me,” Drag Race Season 8
While Chi Chi and Naysha should’ve secured their wigs and hats a little more, it just goes to show how much energy they put into their battle.
Monét X Change vs. Dusty Ray Bottoms: “Pound The Alarm,” Drag Race Season 10
Have you ever seen anyone fake out Ru the way Monét did with that almost-death drop? This electrifying performance was so good that Ru told the other queens they better take some notes.
Milk vs. Trinity K Bonet: “Whatta Man” Drag Race Season 6
Adore Delano said it best: Trinity was “bomb.com, .org, .co.uk.” As for Milk’s performance, it was a completely authentic and lighthearted take on the song.
Raven vs. Jujubee: “Dancing on My Own,” All Stars Season 1
Have you ever cried during a lip sync?
Kameron Michaels vs. Eureka O’Hara: “New Attitude,” Drag Race Season 10
Two words: Synchronized splits.
Alaska vs. Katya: “Cherry Bomb,” All Stars Season 2
No pair of queens could’ve done this song justice the way Alaska and Katya did.
Alyssa Edwards vs. Tatianna: “Shut Up and Drive,” All Stars Season 2
Raise your hand if you got second-hand whiplash from all the hair whipping that went down in this lip sync? This is considered one of the best ever for a REASON.
Valentina vs. Monét X Change: “Into You,” All Stars Season 4
If the nip slip wasn’t indication enough, Valentina was turning it out so much that she won over lip sync assassin Monét X Change.
Alyssa Edwards vs. Coco Montrese: “Cold Hearted,” Drag Race Season 5
This scene between Alyssa and Coco comes second only to their legendary “girl, look how orange you f*cking look” feud.
Kameron vs. Aquaria vs. Eureka: “Bang Bang,” Drag Race Season 10
More splits, flips, and confetti canons per capita than ever seen on television.