Random Features

Top 20 Duets in Pop and Rock History

Sometimes, two singers are better than one. Here are the best duets, a pairing of two great singers to make magic in music. Often these singers were each big in their own right, and the coupling of the two made for magic. Enjoy the best duets that topped the charts.

1 - Under Pressure  (1981) - David Bowie and Freddie Mercury (Queen & David Bowie), the biggest duet hit of that year.

2 - Islands in the Stream (1983) sung by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, written by the Bee Gees, it topped the pop charts forever.

3 - Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, along with Say, Say, Say.

4 - I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher, unforgettable.

5 - Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes was #1 on the charts for four weeks in a row.

6 - What Have I Done to Deserve This by the Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield

7 - Old Town Road by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus

8 - Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty... with The Heartbreakers

9 - Miracles by Grace Slick and Marty Balin of Jefferson Starship 

9/tie - Winds of Change by Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas, a top-40 smash recorded by Jefferson Starship in 1982 right before their giant #1 hit album Knee Deep in the Hoopla (We Built this City, another hot duet).

10 - You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore by Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond

11 - Don't Give Up sung by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

12 - Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee, very catchy tune

13 - Easy Lover was a big 80s hit from Phil Collins and Philip Bailey

14 - Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie

15 -( I've Had) the Time of my Life - from the huge Dirty Dancing soundtrack. This cut was by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

16 - You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) - a big hit by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

17 - On My Own by Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald

18 - Baby Boy by Beyonce and Sean Paul

19 - When You Believe - it was a minor hit by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, but it came off fine.

20 - I Knew You Were Waiting by George Michael and Aretha Franklin

Bonus Tracks for Duets:

Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville

Dancing in the Street, a cover of the old Martha & the Vandells song, this time sung as a duet by David Bowie and Mick Jagger

My Boo by Usher and Alicia Keys

Reunited by Peaches & Herb, a top-10 smash that never seemed to go away (radio overplay).

Smooth tunes sung by two, the best duets that topped the charts or entered the Top 20. Sometimes two is better than one.

No comments:

Post a Comment