What do you get when you add a camera, a super-catchy top-40 tune, a couple hundred students and unbelievable talent? For dozens of high schools across the country, this combination is the perfect recipe for viral lip-dubs. If you haven't seen a lip-dub before, expect something that looks straight out of Glee or High School Musical: bright-eyed jocks, cheerleaders, drama kids, and the rest of the student body lip-syncing to high-octane pop songs while dancing enthusiastically through hallways and into their school gyms. Most of these videos are filmed in an impressive one shot, creating a cool, continuous effect.
The trend kicked off last year, when Palo Verdes High School created an incredible lip-dub to Nicki Minaj & Will.I.Am's "Check It Out." From there, the trend exploded to include high schools and colleges across the country - even Lady Gaga got in on the action. Earlier this month, State College Area High School in Pennsylvania took it to the next level by creating a feel-good 12-minute lip dub -- the collective effort of 1,800 students -- that mashes up Queen's "Dont' Stop Me Know" and "We Are Young" by Mika. Check it out in the slideshow below.
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Cleveland High School
The junior and senior classes at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tennessee put together an impressive, continuous ten-minute lip-dub. Watch as they roll through "We Go Together" from Grease, "Dirty Pop" by N*SYNC, and "2012" by Jay Sean with enough enthusiasm and gusto to get you up on your feet and singing along!
Cypress Ranch High School
Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas is passionate about standing up to bullying. Rather than let the issue slide, they performed and filmed this crazy cool lip-dub. The song they chose, "Who Do U Think U R," was even written and sung by one of their own students, <a href="http://www.KaitlynK.com" target="_hplink">Kaitlyn K</a>. How's that for talent?!
Russellville High School
Over 1000 students participated in this lip-dub from Russellville High School in Russellville, Arkansas. They flipped, cheered, and fist-pumped along to "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas. Don't they make you want to be a Cyclone, too?
Hobbton High School
Hobbton High School from Sampson County, North Carolina won the grand prize in <a href="http://www.fox50.com/community/lip-dub" target="_hplink">Fox 50's 2012 Lip Dub contest</a>. Their video earned them a $10,000 check and a first place trophy. Congrats!
East Kentwood High School
Lip-dubs can go big or go home. This ambitious project from East Kentwood High School in East Kentwood, Michigan, features six songs continuously over twelve minutes and includes props such as a parrot, a golf cart, and a swimming pool.
Shorewood High School
With a sunny tune ("You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates), top-notch film editing, and serious school spirit, it's not hard to see how this lip-dub from Shorewood High School in Shoreline, Washington earned close to 2 million views on YouTube. We're seriously impressed!
Lakewood High School
This high-energy lip-dub from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colorado is bound to have you singing along. Their upbeat performance of Katy Perry's "Firework" erupts into a gym filled with hundreds of students dressed in school colors - it's tough to show more school spirit than that!
State College Area High School
Confetti, flags, and crazy costumes set this lip-dub apart from the rest. Created by State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania, this energetic video features Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" and "We Are Young" by Mika.