The 13 most epic alternative ‘Lip Sync Battle’ performances

Spike’s Lip Sync Battle has offered glorious performances over its three seasons, from Channing Tatum channeling his inner Beyoncé to Gigi Hadid getting “Larger Than Life” with half of the Backstreet Boys. While there have been plenty of pop and hip-hop tracks, the series has also had a collection of rad alternative performances, a few of which you can check out below.
Will Arnett – “Everything Is Awesome” by Tegan And Sara featuring the Lonely Island

Will Arnett tackled Tegan And Sara and the Lonely Island’s Academy Award-nominated track from The Lego Movie (in which he stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne). He even used the construction scene from the film as inspiration for his performance.

Zoe Saldana – “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots

When she wasn’t too busy kicking ass in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Zoe Saldana offered a condensed remake of the “Stressed Out” video, complete with a literal interpretation of Blurryface.

Justin Bieber – “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne

If his past wardrobe choices are any indication, then it’s certainly no secret that Justin Bieber is a fan of rock, from Nirvana to Marilyn Manson. While a take on either of those would have been cool, nothing seems quite as epic as tackling the Prince Of Darkness—bat and all.

Hayden Panettiere – “One Way Or Another” by Blondie

Hayden Panettiere might portray a country superstar on Nashville, but she clearly knows how to rock out, too.

Gregg Sulkin – “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” by the Darkness

Pretty Little Liars and Faking It star Gregg Sulkin really went all in on his rendition of this glam rock-influenced hit from the Darkness, stripping off his hoodie and whipping out some air guitar moves.

Iggy Azalea – “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus

Seeing Iggy Azalea rock out on stage is a far cry from the hip-hop performances she’s known for, but she clearly killed it—hair whips and all.

Tyler Posey – “Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger

Tyler Posey is best known for his portrayal of wide-eyed Good Guy(™) Scott McCall in MTV’s Teen Wolf, but the actor has also made his love of pop-punk obvious, from covering Blink-182 with Neck Deep bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans to jumping on stage with State Champs. Add in the fact he chose this Harvey Danger hit, and it becomes pretty clear Posey has quite the rockin’ playlist.


Hayley Atwell – “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)” by the Offspring

Taking a break from her role as Peggy Carter in the Marvel universe, actress Hayley Atwell used the Offspring’s lyrics as ammo against co-star and competitor Clark Gregg.

Joel McHale – “I Bet My Life” by Imagine Dragons

Joel McHale’s got so into his take on Imagine Dragons’ indie rock hit that it garnered a little behind-the-scenes assistance from host LL Cool J and a few “wow” moments from commentator Chrissy Teigen.

Amber Tamblyn – “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette

Amber Tamblyn and her The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants co-star America Ferrera make quite a pair—so much so that not even Hillary Clinton can keep them apart, as evidenced with a little help from the words of Alanis Morissette.

CeeLo Green – “Rock And Roll All Nite” by KISS

If you’ve ever wondered what CeeLo Green would look like if he used Gene Simmons as stage makeup inspiration, then look no further…

Cassadee Pope – “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” by Panic! At The Disco

Pop-rock turned country singer Cassadee Pope embraced her roots with a dramatic interpretation of the Panic! At The Disco classic with a little help from frontman Brendon Urie himself.

Jeff Dye – “The Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson

Comedian Jeff Dye really got into character with his rendition of this Marilyn Manson track, right down to the stage makeup and latex getup.