Emmy-Nominated 'Lip Sync Battle': The 7 Best Battles (So Far)

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Channing Tatum on Lip Sync Battle.

On Wednesday (July 14), Spike’s Lip Sync Battle snagged an Emmy nomination for outstanding structured reality program.

The show -- which combines Hollywood’s favorite stars with music’s biggest hits -- has had moments of hilarity and elements of surprise since its start. Hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen have watched as stars like Anna Kendrick and Channing Tatum lip-synced their way to the Lip Sync Battle Champion title, and surprise cameos from Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Paula Abdul brought back Billboard Hot 100 hits.

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Here are the seven most popular face-offs (so far), according to views on the show's YouTube channel:

7. Terry Crews vs. Mike Tyson
There was no question that actor Terry Crews would fully commit in his shirtless rendition of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles.” Mike Tyson went less heartfelt with his lip-sync of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.”

6. Anthony Mackie vs. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Anthony Mackie lip-synced to MC Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit” but was blown away by The Night Before co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s complete dance routine of Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.”

5. Julianne Hough vs. Derek Hough
Dancing With the Stars’ Derek Hough and Julianne Hough brought sibling rivalry to the stage. Derek wore a white wig while lip-syncing Sia’s “Chandelier,” while his sister got a little raunchy with The Lonely Island’s “I Just Had Sex.”

4. Anna Kendrick vs. John Krasinski
Anna Kendrick brough the full J.Lo package with “Booty,” doing a dance routine and even bringing out Lopez to accompany her. John Krasinski took on a different diva with Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”

3. Anne Hathaway vs. Emily Blunt
Anne Hathaway brought in more than 20 million views online with her rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” complete with her very own wrecking ball. Emily Blunt adopted Janis Joplin's persona for “Piece of My Heart.”

2. Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum
In easily the most memorable episode of the show, Jenna Dewan-Tatum poked fun at her husband with Ginuwine’s “Pony” (Tatum’s infamous Magic Mike XXL strip routine), while Channing hand brought out Beyoncé (!) and dressed in drag for “Run the World (Girls).”

1. Jimmy Fallon vs. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
The only thing that could top the Tatums is the very first episode. Lip Sync Battle’s growing popularity began with the lip-syncing talents of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who helped come up with the idea for the show and is an exec producer. Johnson performed a heartfelt “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, while Fallon started a conga line with Harry Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line.”