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15 of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Best Musical Moments

The executive producer of Fuse's 'Clash of the Corps' has a starring voice-acting role in the new Disney musical 'Moana'—but it's not the People's Champ's first time flexing his pipes

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This heartwarming lullaby

While the rest of this list will bring you joy, awe and lulz, it doesn't get better than this. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, a.k.a. 2016's Sexiest Man Alive, tells People magazine before starting the achingly tender lullaby, sung in Polynesian and English:

“I do this thing where I sing to my daughter Jasmine, who is nine months old, and it’s a special lullaby. And considering the fact that we are here in Hawaii, it’s very appropriate that I sing this version. ... When my daughter Simone, who is now 15 years old, was eight, nine, months old, too, I would sing it to her. She would laugh, she would smile, she would coo, she would cry.”

What? We're not cooing and crying! You are!

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"You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)"

F. Gary Gray's 2005 crime comedy might've featured Vince Vaughn, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Cedric the Entertainer, André 3000Steven TylerChristina Milian and Harvey Keitel—but for us, its legacy is this brilliant, fully committed scene.

There was also this:

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"You're Welcome"

The inspiration for this entire list was Johnson's big Moana solo <3 <3 <3

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"Margaritaville" with Stone Cold Steve Austin

Honestly, the wrestling at the end of this one really sucked us in. Before the rivals duetted on the Jimmy Buffett classic (at the 3:20 mark above), Austin busted out Tanya Tucker's "Delta Dawn," followed by The Rock offering a few bars of the Kenny Rogers classic "The Gambler."

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"What a Wonderful World"

In 2012's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Johnson's character obliges Michael Caine's request for "nature's painkiller"—music—with some deft ukulele strumming. As with his many of his in-the-ring WWE musical moments, he tweaks the lyrics, including references to Yoda and giant killer bees.

Oh, and he did it on the press tour:

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"Work from Home"

Did Johnson actually sing through Fifth Harmony's huge single? Well, it's a lip dub—until the very end, when he pairs some vox with a giant bicep flex.

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"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"

Playing an NFL quarterback/fish-out-of-water dad in 2007's The Game Plan, Johnson's Joe Kingman tries winning over his daughter with an acoustic guitar with ELVIS PRESLEY emblazoned on the frets.

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Hamilton creator/original star Lin-Manuel Miranda did a bunch of songwriting on Moana, and his Disney Instagram takeover in August was basically him burning through classic tracks from their famous archive. Again, a very brief bit of Johnson guest vocals, but still perfect. And it birthed this photo:

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"Let's Rock" & "We Will Rock You"

A 10-minute acoustic celebration of the long-held truism that Cleveland rocks gave way to a cover of Queen's arena banger—both at John Cena's expense.

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"Shake It Off" (lip-sync version)

Lip Sync Battle is built on surprising song choices that subvert stars' usual personae, and this Taylor Swiftian moment was the perfect example—although not nearly long enough.

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"Shake It Off" (actual singing version)

This brief Ballers moment was truly ballin'.

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"You Send Me"

Johnson blessed Jay Leno with this gorgeously strummed cover. Why's it so short? Because life's not fair, dude. C'mon.

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"The Christmas Song"

So this one lasts like two seconds, but the fact that it's for his baby daughter, cradled in his arms, is just so touching.

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"Wonderful Tonight"

This tender ballad for/attack on Vickie Guerrero flipped Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" for a chorus of "biatch, you look horrible tonight." The People's Champ even brought a music stand into the ring.

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"Stayin' Alive"

Not as crazy as his T-Swizzy performance, but very lovely and disco-dancey. Kicks off at the three-minute mark above.

For more, watch Dwayne Johnson and Clash of the Corps' The Blue Devils break it down in Hawaii:

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