Transylanvia University Fraternity Lip-Syncs Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'
The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity of Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., have released a lip-syncing video of Taylor Swift’s pop hit “Shake It Off.” Despite the fact that Swift’s music isn’t normally the type of thing you’d see in a frat, the bros managed to pull off a well-made and passionately performed a video that is really quite impressive especially when you realize it was done in one single continuous take like Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope.
And this is Swift’s original video for “Shake It Off.”
Other Lip-Syncs in the Media
YouTube lip-syncing videos have become very popular of late. In 2012, a group of United States Marines produced a video of their platoon lip-syncing to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and featured choreographed dance numbers.
This year, Avon high school raised $30,000 for a local Children’s Hospital where they performed a High School Musical-styled lip-sync featuring songs from artists like Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Drake, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Miley Cyrus.
Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show has made it into a popular bit on his late-night talk show. This one is the most popular, featuring a lip-sync battle between Joseph Gordon Levitt and Stephan Merchant.