We all have our favourite artists, songs and genre’s. We all love to debate what song should be played on a road trip or even the next song on the jukebox for Karaoke. But what about if there was a list that compiled the best artist/duo collaborations of all time? Those collaborations that have changed and influenced music history and entertained music lovers the world over?
Well it’s your lucky day as the team here have you covered! Below is a compilation of the best collaborations from Rock stars, to Hip-Hop, Pop-Rock and Rap. The best collection has arrived, sit back, relax and enjoy!
Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift
The Joker And The Queen
Music sensations Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have both provided us with a range of hits over the past two years, and The Joker And The Queen is a new favourite collaboration of ours!
David Bowie & Mick Jagger
Dancing in the street
‘Dancing in the Street’, one of Motown’s signature songs rocketed to number 1 in the UK off the back of an unforgettable duet cover by David Bowie and Mick Jagger. The hit was then sealed in Abbey studios with the duo performed somewhat of a cheesy choreography which now sits comfortably in music folk law.
Elton John & George Michael
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Written by Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin, ‘Don’t let the sun go down on me’ was originally recorded in 1974 and released as a single that peaked at number 2 on the hot 100 billboard and reached 16 on the UK music charts. The song garnered further acclaim following the 1991 live cover of recorded with George Michael. The pair’s on-stage chemistry hit a chord with the music fraternity with the cover reaching number 1 in the UK and US.
Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift… again
Everything Has Changed
Sing-songwriter’s Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift composed a guitar ballad combining folk and pop genre’s delivering music fans all of the globe a taste of modern-day artist collaborations. The mega stars popularity created an insatiable sound sending pop fans into a frenzy.
Queen & David Bowie
The dynamic partnership of Queen and David Bowie is arguably one of the all-time great collaborations. With Queen’s international stardom as the world’s greatest rock band and the musical genius of David Bowie, this was a match made in heaven. The song charted in the top 10 in more than ten countries around the globe and rose to number 29 on the US hot 100. Labelled as a “Monster rock track that stood out” and it’s clear to all that resonate with the track, it’s hard not to be hooked from start to finish!
Aerosmith & Run-DMC
Walk This Way
Rock and Roll meets hip-hop when the 1985 song ‘Walk this way’ was covered and became and an all time classic. The backstory to how this song rose to prominence is very intriguing with Jam Master Jay spontaneously spinning the Aerosmith classic ‘Walk this way’ and started to rap over the top of it. A musical fusion that had not been very successful to date. Producer Rick Rubin told Rolling Stone “thought there had to be a way to present this to rock fans so people would think, ‘This really isn’t that different than the kind of music I like.'” And right he was, a new subgenre of Rap rock was born, Aerosmith prolonged their career and we were left with an international hit that is always a crowd pleaser!
Eminem & Rihanna
Love The Way You Lie
Recorded by American rapper Eminem and prodigious singer-song writer Rihanna, the unlikely duo hit the charts in a big time when ‘Love the way you lie’ was released in 2010 on the album titled ‘Recovery’. The track spent 7 long weeks atop of the Billboard charts emphasizing the fan power both megastars hold in the music community. With Eminem rapping and Rihanna singing the versus, the mid-tempo hip-hop ballad was always going to be well received!
U2 & Green Day
The Saints Are Coming
A powerful song performed by two powerful bands. U2 and Green day came together to perform the 1978 Skids’ track as a charity song post the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The song was released in October 2006 with proceeds donated to charity to help rebuild New Orleans. The single earned a Grammy nomination for the best Rock performance by a duo or group with Vocal and peaked at number 1 in ten different countries. An all time classic and sits comfortably with our top collaborations of all time.