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Best girl and boy duets

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One big name on a red-hot hit is great, but sometimes two superstar voices come together in an inspired pairing that is truly special. With Valentine's Day's celebration of couples in mind, our experts dove into over 50 years of Hot hits to single out the biggest songs by two singers to ever hit the chart. So grab a box of chocolates, dim the lights, cozy up to that special someone and turn up the speakers as we count down the hottest duets of all time. This chart is comprised only of songs where two singers share equal vocal duties on the track.

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20 Best Dramatic Duets of All Time

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So many co-sung tunes are a man and a woman trading bars about love and heartbreak, but only a handful of them have enough tone, intent, content, and chemistry to resonate. Here are 20 of the most memorable. Talk about the pathos of thug love: On this NYC mixtape hit, Mashonda and Jadakiss embodied the pain felt by drug dealers and the women who love them. Ne-Yo and the Barbadian dynamo trade off lines about being crazy in love — in the bad way, alas — and the way their voices soar and blend is enough to make one hope that they eventually figure out a way to work things out, or at least duet again.

One of the most substantial love tracks in the entirety of the new wave catalogue, its phrasing and story is so Eighties downtown New York that it's amazing Human League were British. Susan Ann Sulley, just 17 at the time she cut this classic, responds in kind.

Don't be misled by the glossy, Nagel-style make-up in the video: This song is deep. Dripping with drama and dressed up with enough attitude to come off as simultaneously blustery and funereal, this duet between guitar goddess Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne was one of the hard rock era's most powerful ballads, at least as far as the pop charts were concerned. Ford recalled in an interview that the track came about after Osbourne and his wife Sharon had stopped by her house to give her a life-sized replica of Koko the gorilla as a housewarming present — Sharon eventually "got bored and left," which left the other two ample room to spend the rest of the night drinking and writing this dreary, emotion-soaked duet.

It's so close to the most important duet of and , if only Jay Z hadn't invoked Ike Turner and Mike Tyson in his rap. Ostensibly a glimpse into the spouses' boozy, loving nights, Bey's not singing her best — listen to the a cappella and experience true pitchiness — but she's at her most heartfelt, which is why this song has quickly become a women's bar-sing-along jam for bosses and bachelorette parties.

Weeks before her death in , notorious criminal Bonnie Parker wrote "The Trail's End," a poem about the tribulations faced by her and her partner Clyde Barrow, whom she'd known since he was "honest and upright and clean. Even for non-Francophones, the combination of Bardot's weary sighs and Gainsbourg's rasp oozes with the sort of eroticism that can only come from impending doom. George Michael's liberation from the cheeky pop act Wham!

This glittering duet allows Michael and Franklin the chance to showboat all over the place, their vocals reaching ever more ebuillent highs right through the song's fade-out; it also paved the way for Michael to fully shed his teen-idol image with his solo debut Faith , which hit stores a few months after "Waiting" reached Number One. Talk about real-life drama spilling upwards into art: Wynette and Jones had a love that was well-documented for its tumult — but boy did it ever sound good with a slide guitar.

On "Golden Ring," one of their most popular numbers, these two sing sweetly about two lovers buying a wedding ring at a pawnshop. Sweet enough, but over the course of a few verses the tale escalates to the point that the lovers become fighters, and the ring ends back where it began. So sad they slowed down the tempo and howled like two lone wolves, with a little country twang.

If ever there was a video that perfectly captured the intent of a song, it's the clip for "Don't Give Up," which simply features Gabriel and Bush in an embrace for dear life, a camera panning around their singing visages. There's an insular, intimate feeling to this song of struggle and hope, which Gabriel initially wrote for Dolly Parton , who declined. It's hard to imagine if she hadn't — Bush and Gabriel are so completely in sync their yearning gentility enveloping one another with hug-like strength.

One of the greatest duets in history was actually a fluke: Each cut was a take of this Neil Diamond song individually. But in , a scorned, just-divorced radio jockey from Louisville, Kentucky, spliced them together as a spiteful missive to his ex-wife. Thus an apparently messy end sparked a beautiful beginning: The makeshift duet was so popular that Diamond and Streisand were compelled by their label to record an actual duet, which brought the pain of a break-up to a whole new level — and shot to Number One on the Billboard charts.

This staple of early-'80s smooth jazz playlists is one of two pairings between the precocious Austin her first Apollo appearance came when she was four years old and the Ohio-born Ingram, who was just getting his performer bearings when he laid down the track for Austin's album Every Home Should Have One.

Here I had been in the music business for 30 years, and he hadn't been doing it five minutes! The key to this song is not the bombastic chorus, nor its triumphant disco synths. It's in the subtle curlicues: Simpson's breathless counter-harmonies on Ashford's verse; the half-key ascension on the pre-chorus; and, especially, when the duo sings " ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-hot!

Granted, songwriting powerhouses and real-life spouses Ashford and Simpson together could do no wrong, but this is a high point, a song perfect for weddings and the roller rink and, if you're adventurous, both at the same time. It's currently all over the airwaves thanks to a cheeky tax-preparation ad, but back at the turn of the Eighties this duet between Herb Fame and Linda Greene the second woman to fill the "Peaches" role on record was even more ubiquitous, its tale of two lovers drawn back together after too much time spent apart serving as a wedding staple, a massive radio hit and even as a seduction accompaniment for people who were just getting to know one another.

It also showcases why these two were such a great pair: They have similar vocal tone, but they could vary them just enough to hit a sweet spot in their harmonies, implying total surrender to the music.

This wistful remembrance of a romance that first bloomed over a weekend is a showcase for the production talents of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, with shimmering keyboards, towering s and guarded-yet-giving interplay between the two singers. The grizzly-voiced leaders of Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles , respectively, were practically born to sing together about difficult love: Their voices cracked in complimentary places and, on this hit, both sounded like they'd been caravan-ing on motorcycles across the open highway for a long time.

A relationship conversation in real time, they devote the song to singing how true they promise to be to one another, but in a lonely minor key so you get the feeling they both know they're lying to themselves. But here in the moonlight, they need each other today — and for now, it's all that matters. This Lionel Richie-penned track topped the Billboard Hot for a solid two months in , and it's easy to hear why; the lush production and restrained yet powerhouse performances by Richie and his duet partner Diana Ross made it the type of song that any human with even an inkling of romantic feeling could relate to.

The reaction startled Richie, who at that point was still with the soul outfit the Commodores: "Things got unbelievable," Richie said in a interview with the Chicago Tribune. The fact that they wrote this fidelity-minded smash surprised people —although their handiwork is made plain by the exquisite harmonies on its chorus. This list was originally published on April 7, Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.

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My Top 10: Favorite Boy-Girl Duets

Karaoke night is here! Successful karaoke comes down to knowing your vocal range, warming up properly, and of course, knowing the song! The good news is that if you get a handle on a handful of popular karaoke songs , you can shine on virtually any karaoke stage.

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From legendary collaborations between musical greats to fresh partnerships from new kids on the block, we give you the top 20 duets of all time for karaoke The only thing better than killing it at karaoke is killing it at karaoke with a friend! Duets offer twice the vocal range, twice the giggles and twice the fun, so with that in mind we've only gone and compiled a list of the top 20 karaoke duets of all time. And, if you're in need of even more inspiration for your next singing session, check out our round up of the top karaoke songs of all time.

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So many co-sung tunes are a man and a woman trading bars about love and heartbreak, but only a handful of them have enough tone, intent, content, and chemistry to resonate. Here are 20 of the most memorable. Talk about the pathos of thug love: On this NYC mixtape hit, Mashonda and Jadakiss embodied the pain felt by drug dealers and the women who love them. Ne-Yo and the Barbadian dynamo trade off lines about being crazy in love — in the bad way, alas — and the way their voices soar and blend is enough to make one hope that they eventually figure out a way to work things out, or at least duet again. One of the most substantial love tracks in the entirety of the new wave catalogue, its phrasing and story is so Eighties downtown New York that it's amazing Human League were British. Susan Ann Sulley, just 17 at the time she cut this classic, responds in kind. Don't be misled by the glossy, Nagel-style make-up in the video: This song is deep. Dripping with drama and dressed up with enough attitude to come off as simultaneously blustery and funereal, this duet between guitar goddess Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne was one of the hard rock era's most powerful ballads, at least as far as the pop charts were concerned. Ford recalled in an interview that the track came about after Osbourne and his wife Sharon had stopped by her house to give her a life-sized replica of Koko the gorilla as a housewarming present — Sharon eventually "got bored and left," which left the other two ample room to spend the rest of the night drinking and writing this dreary, emotion-soaked duet. It's so close to the most important duet of and , if only Jay Z hadn't invoked Ike Turner and Mike Tyson in his rap.

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May 31, - A rarity for a duet in having both parts sung by men, Under Pressure is a brilliant choice for a karaoke duet that escapes the usual boy/girl love.

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