Frat Guys, Olympians and Marines: Our 7 Favorite Lip Syncers on the Web

Taylor Swift Katy Perry and Other Best Lip Dubs
"Roar" and "Shake It Off" lip dubs

updated 09/16/2014 AT 06:45 PM EDT

originally published 09/16/2014 AT 04:55 PM EDT

Flash mobs are so two years ago. If you want to find viral video fame, the secret is in mastering the perfect lip dub.

The art of enthusiastically mouthing along to a famous song recently helped a Kentucky fraternity skyrocket to viral fame and set up a date with Taylor Swift. Thanks to Frozen, lip-syncing has had a great year with dozens of fans doing dubs of "Let It Go."

Though the history of the lip dub extends far beyond Princess Elsa, YouTube users have delighted us with their best pop star impersonations for years. To honor the undeniable fun of the lip dub, we rounded up our favorite sync stars from recent memory. So plug your head phones in, and get ready to silently sing along.

Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" by Delta Sigma Phi of Transylvania University



The guys of Delta Sigma Phi decided to have a little fun and "Shake It Off" on their nearly empty dorm floor. The result is a goofy, smile-inducing rendition of the catchy hit that even managed to get Swift's attention.

Katy Perry's "Roar" by the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth



The young patients of the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth showed you can persevere through the tough times and still have fun by performing a rousing rendition of Perry's powerful song.

Miley Cyrus's "Party in the USA" by David Fudge and friends



This group of Fire Island, New York, sand studs brought Cyrus's carefree ditty to life with the best kind of fiesta: a beach party.

Britney Spears's "Hold It Against Me" by the 266 Rein Marines



If the Marines wanted to take a brief break from protecting the country to mouth along with a little Britney, would you hold it against them? We sure don't!

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" by the 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team



It's flattering to think these gold-medal-winning athletes would like a buzz from a mere mortal. Now we just need those digits, Mr. Phelps!

Bruno Mars's "Marry You" by Issac Lamb and Co.



Here's the lip dub that set the bar. In 2012 Issac Lamb decided to propose to his longtime girlfriend Amy, and succeeded in doing so with a little help from a flash mobbing, lip synching, all dancing, family-filled video.

Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" by Keenan Cahill



Perry makes the list for a second time because of Cahill's soulful performance. Cahill, who has Maroteaux–Lamy syndrome, has gone on to become an Internet celebrity through his divine lip-syncing skills.


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