Giving his best performance since he serenaded Kelly McGillis in a bar in “Top Gun,” Tom Cruise dominated the “Lip Sync Battle” against Jimmy Fallon on Monday’s “Tonight Show.”
“Tonight I am facing off against one of the biggest movie stars of all time,” the late-night host announced, before Cruise came out in force.
“My first song has been on the top of the charts all summer long, it’s the song of the summer,” the “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” action star said as he took the mic for The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.”
Cruise didn’t need any of the costumes or props that have become commonplace on the Spike spin-off show, as he expertly channeled the band with intense facial expressions and slick hand gestures.
Fallon’s attempt at a comeback with the Rolling Stones fell on deaf ears as Cruise dominated the competition.
He went on to recall nights of steamy teenage romantic make-out sessions as he took off his jacket, rolled up his shirt sleeves and jumped into Meatloaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” — flawlessly miming to both sets of vocals.
“You did a one-man duet! I’ve never seen that done before,” Fallon marveled.
The “Tonight Show” host then went on to steal Cruise’s signature song right from under him as Fallon took on the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” and told the audience “this one goes out to Goose.”
Fortunately, helpful Cruise offered a hand with the backup vocals to recreate the iconic scene from his 1986 role.
“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” hits theaters on Friday, July 31.
“The Tonight Show” airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.