Lip dubbing, according to wikipedia, is ” a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video.” A good lip dub has the characteristics of “spontaneity, authenticity, participation, and fun.”
One more thing that Spain and I have in common: we both love lip dubs. As I was indulging my lib dub fixation on YouTube, I noticed that a lot of the good ones were made in Catalu?a, Spain. I want to stay longer just to increase the probability of actually being in one of these some day.
So, here goes the list of my top five favorite Spanish Lip Dubs
#5 Universitat Jaume I de Castellón “Umbrella”
This one picked the perfect song: The Baseballs’ throwback cover of “Umbrella.” Plenty of confetti blowing and even subliminal content.
78,005 views and counting
#4: UPF “Wake me up before you go-go” (Barcelona, 2010)
More university students of audiovisual communications doing their thing. What’s special about this one? The party pauses for an awkward elevator moment around minute 5.
147,658 views and counting
#3: Vueling Together Lip Dub
This one was a corporate effort rather than a university thing. Vueling is a low-cost airline headquartered in Barcelona with a really attractive staff. Foosball player and roller skater are both worth a flight to Barcelona.
Production hours: 9
27,706 views and counting
#2 Universidad Politecnica de Valencia – Escola d’ Estiu.mpg
I cannot believe my eyes. Who organized 1300 kids and 350 adults for a 9 minute lip dub of Shakira’s Waka Waka? This one definitely wins the “cute” award. Huge points for the child poi spinners and break dancers.
13,544 views and counting
#1: Hey Soul Sister – UVIC 2010
This one has it all — the conventional lip dub moves, costumes, lyric signage, and confetti, PLUS some really original bits like human dominoes and black lights. Tight, fluid and precise. These advertising students get an A+ from me.
views: 864,051. This makes it the most virally popular Spanish lip dub I found
One of these university departments should start a “lip dub production” program. I would definitely enroll.