Who doesn’t love a good power duet? A couple of wicked artists join forces and create a special song. Here’s some of my favorites.
Ozzy & Lita, Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks, George & Tammy, Kenny Chesney & Jimmy Buffett all made some classic duets.
13.–“Endless Love”–Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
A couple of heavyweights that made a classic tune when they put their voices together.
12.–“Under Pressure”–Queen & David Bowie
Catchy song that Vanilla Ice took the beat & music and made into a huge hit. This one has held up well.
11.–“Does He Love You”–Reba McEntire & Linda Davis
Tammy would have this one as #1. She loves this song. I like it a lot.
10.–“(I’ve had) The Time of My Life”–Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Aaahh yeah! A little ditty from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Really good movie that this song punctuated. This song is bigger than either artist.
9.–“Pancho & Lefty”–Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
Great story sung by great story tellers. Cool back story behind the making of this song.
8.–“I Got You Babe”–Sonny & Cher
I wouldn’t argue if you wanted to move this one up higher. Cheesy, classic song.
7.–“To All the Girls (I’ve loved before)”–Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias
Contrasting styles & voices but this song works.
6.–“You’re the One that I Want”–John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Great, great song from a timeless musical movie. And the visuals of Oliva Newton-John in that leather. OOOHHHH!!! The movie and this song have held up.
5.–“Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”–Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
Two legends that had a lot of great duets–this one is their best. Great, classic country song.
4–“Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”–Waylon & Willie
3.–“Ebony & Ivory”–Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
Two music legends bring us a great tune that has several underlying features. Race, equality, etc. But, every time I hear this version, I think of another. This song is so good, it makes the list twice.
2.–“Ebony & Ivory”–Frank Sinatra & Stevie Wonder (Joe Piscopo & Eddie Murphy)
SNL jumped all over the underlying features to make this remake. Scarily–the actors absolutely killed both roles.
The lyrics–Stevie–“I am dark and you are light.” Frank–“You are blind as a bat and I have sight. Side by side you are my amigo, negro. Let’s not fight.” Politically correct–NO. Hilarious–YES. But even with all of the satire, they still keep true to the roots of the original song. Peachy keen.
#1.–“Islands in the Stream”–Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
This one wins this class easily. I love the Gambler’s music and I love me some Dolly. Put the two together and this is one of the most iconic songs of all time. Everybody sings along with this ditty.
How many buck names were used in this list?
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