Duets for a girl and boy
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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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. Ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot since the chart launched in August Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No.
Text by Keith Caulfield, M. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from the past 52 years, earlier time frames were each weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those decades and the turnover rates that have occurred since the advent of Nielsen Music data. I'm Your Angel R. Released in , the single reached No. There's clearly no chemistry between Mellencamp and Ndegeocello in the video, but the two sure have a jammin' ol' time on the track.
This version of the song, originally by Van Morrison, spent two weeks at No. In addition to wooing couples across the globe, the hit grew to become an easy going love ballad for the hippie generation. Lo and LL Cool J talking about a couple that's on the verge of calling it quits. Still, while the tune is about splitsville, Jenny from the block and Mr. Let's dance! It is a truly glorious moment to listen to the singers bust out of their slumps -- and apparently all of America thought so as well, as the song stayed at No.
But after having a ball recording McCartney's "Say Say Say" together in , Jackson and his Beatle friend gave it another go with the cheesy, soft-rock duet. After all, every sassy diva needs her gay BFF. But regardless of the head-scratching over its duo of performers, "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me " spent two weeks atop the Hot chart in as well as 17 weeks total.
After a popular performance on the soap opera "Days Of Our Lives" -- on which Loring starred as lounge singer Liz Chandler -- the song spent two weeks at No. For those hoping to move out of the dreaded "friends zone," Anderson and Loring have some encouragement that it's actually possible: "We don't have to be one or the other.
The song not only stayed at No. What we wouldn't give for smokey-voiced Joe Cocker to serenade us with nonsense tales of eagles crying, all while being whisked away from our awful factory jobs!
But later that year, the track gained new exposure through its use on ABC soap opera "General Hospital. The pair soared to no. The pair's romantic and musical bond paid off -- the Grammy-winning track went to No. That was not only the case with this song, but it was never intended to be a duet to begin with. Diamond released his version months before Streisand's. Columbia then released the song with both superstars. In just six chart weeks, it became the third Hot No.
Don't Know Much Linda Ronstadt feat. Aaron Neville Though Ronstadt racked eight Hot top 10s between and , she didn't reappear in the top tier until with the James Ingram duet "Somewhere Out There" No. This first single not only reached No. The latter already had some hits under her belt -- including the No.
It is the only father-daughter duet to reach the top of the Hot , where it spent four weeks at the top. The song is perhaps best remembered for its video featuring the animated MC Skat Kat, voiced by the track's featured act, the Wild Pair. All the more impressive, then, that Jay-Z and Keys ruled the Hot for five weeks with their modern Gotham theme. A Keys solo piano version reached No. Our biased favorite line from the song?
Jay-Z's astute observation, "now I live on Billboard"! As the lead single from her Timbaland-produced "Loose" album in , the sexy, thumpy number was a far cry from the more earnest, quirky singles of her first two albums -- including "I'm Like a Bird" and "Turn Off The Light. It was the first of two toppers from "Loose" -- she later returned with "Say It Right.
The song has also inspired several cover versions, including one by rock band Faith No More, who performed it during their reunion tour, and German star David Hasselhoff, who sung it at the fall of the Berlin Wall in The movie is also remembered for its hit soundtrack, which yielded two Hot No.
The song became Martin's only topper and the fourth of Collins' seven solo leaders. Interestingly, the two singers hadn't met until well after the song was recorded and was scaling the chart -- as the single was put together on different coasts in different studios.
John's current album? Add that this song was written by the Bee Gees and it's no surprise that it topped the Hot for two weeks, as well as Country Songs and Adult Contemporary. This duet marked the second of her five No. Paul capped the Hot once before this leader, with "Get Busy" three weeks, , and once after, with "Temperature" one week, Little wonder, then, that it rocketed to No.
Lo, with assistance from Ja Rule, took to No. The track marks her first appearance on Billboard's Dance Airplay chart where it debuted last week at No. So for Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, her first single away from the group was an event.
An event that could either turn into a footnote or a smash. And what a smash it was. Her "Dilemma" duet with Nelly notched a stunning week run at No. Second, there were rumors swirling that the two ladies weren't exactly on friendly terms. Third, the lyrical content of the song was all about fighting over a man -- perfect fodder for alleged rivals to sing about.
The result? The super duo's hit spent six weeks atop the Billboard Hot and was the second of two duets from the pair, following "The Girl Is Mine" No. The stars drifted apart after , when Jackson purchased the massive ATV catalog of songs which included the majority of the Beatles' catalog.
McCartney was later cool to Jackson, but after the latter's passing in , he issued a statement about the King of Pop: "I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael.
He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones. It's not only the biggest No. Richie wrote the music and lyrics for the soundtrack tune from the Brooke Shields movie of the same name, and recruited diva Ross to accompany him on the song.
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Imagine this: after a few drinks you and your lady-friend are walking together when you suddenly see a sign: Karaoke tonight. You are drawn to the muffled sound of music, laughter, and off-pitch singing. But, are you prepared? You need something popular and fun with a male and female part that you can belt out with a beer in your hand.
It was challenge to narrow the songs down, but I decided to go with numbers I think will do well at competition. The formula is the same as past articles: a strong relationship, full story arc, and performance length. We hope you enjoy! When they finally meet, they express their true feelings in a pair of inner monologues that belie their haltering small talk.
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By Catherine Gee , and Telegraph Writers. The result is a modern classic. It's a personal tale of his city, from his roots in the 'hood to his plush pad in Tribeca. Accompanied by Alicia Keys's infectious hook, it's a track designed to be listened to while driving down 5th Avenue with the top down. This rousing anthem, the most widely recorded song in her repertoire, was composed by Nina Simone as a homage to playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Jamaican singers Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths made theirs the most uplifting version of all by setting it to a skanking, uptempo rhythm and layering swooping strings over their vocal harmonies. This George and Ira Gershwin song is a catalogue of trivial incompatibilities. As such, it is a song very well suited to Fred and Ginger, who spent so much of the films they made together at unimportant loggerheads, though everyone could see they were made for each other. They sang it — an ideal version — in Shall We Dance , sitting beside the roller skate rink in Central Park.
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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. You can find all of these incredible karaoke duets available to sing on our online subscription service. One of the absolute stand out tracks of , Shallow is an instant classic and offers a very enjoyable romantic duet for a couple of star crossed lovers. Be warned though: about two thirds of the song is Lady Gaga and she is one tough act to follow vocally! The great thing about this duet is that it's relatively easy to sing.
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