Over the past decade, RuPaul’s Drag Race has captivated audiences for several different reasons. One in particular focuses on the oh-so-dramatic LSFYL (lip sync for your life), where the bottom two (or top two queens in the land of All Stars), battle against one another to either stay in the competition or win $10,000 and the chance to send another queen home.
This portion of the program has brought so many memorable moments, from season one when Tammie Brown didn’t know the words to the song all the way to season 10 when Kameron Michaels and Eureka did the split at the exact same time to a Patti LaBelle classic.
The show has also brought many obscure songs back to life for a new generation to enjoy. So many YouTube videos of songs that have been lip synced to on RPDR have the top comment as “RuPaul brought me here.”
When Alyssa Edwards won the lip sync against Ivy Winters to Gwen Guthrie’s 1986 hit “Ain’t Nothing Going on But the Rent,” in season 5, the top comment on the YouTube page after the episode aired was “Thank you RuPaul for introducing me to this music gem.”
There is still an entire catalog of songs that haven’t been done yet on this Emmy-award winning show. I hear so many of them in the car and think, “God this would be awesome to lip sync to,” and I’m not even a drag queen (just a super cute gay dude). There will be many seasons to come for this show (hopefully), and therefore these next five songs just might make it on at some point.
Take a look at the five songs (in no particular order) RuPaul and co should consider for the upcoming seasons of RPDR. Which song would you like to see them do?
Sheena Easton: “Sugar Walls”
Remember when Sheena was singing about her baby taking the morning train before Prince got ahold of her and she changed the conversation to her naughty lady bits? RPDR is all about puns and innuendos, and this song is beyond perfect for that sort of thing to lip sync to.
Bonnie Tyler: “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
I love both versions of this classic hit (Nikki French’s take on it in the 90’s was stellar), however Bonnie’s would be preferred for a lip sync. The song has so much power, so much drama, so much everything that it would be a “grab your popcorn” kind of moment to watch two queens battle it out over such an intense hit.
Britney Spears: “Slave 4 U”
So many Britney songs could easily make this list (let’s try to forget Honey Mahogany and Vivienne Pinay doing “Oops”) but “Slave” would make for a great song for them to utilize the stage and their bodies with.
Monifah: “Touch It”
I’m getting hot just thinking about this being done. This song screams SEX with an IDGAF attitude. At least one queen can take that mindset and bring it to the runway.
Spice Girls: “Say You’ll Be There”
A fun idea for them to do would be for the final four queens to lip sync to a girl group hit that has a bunch of individual solos. “Say You’ll Be There” is perfect for this kind of thing, as many of the girls in said group sing on their own in it and it would showcase who really is the best lip syncer from the bunch as opposed to all of them doing one song in unison.
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