BBC Six has ranked some of the most famous duets in recent memory. Paul McCartney made the list twice – at #1 with Stevie Wonder and #8 with Michael Jackson.
The best duets of all time feature? Sinéad O’Connor and The Chieftains (Foggy Dew) and #3 is Queen with David Bowie.?
I’m not sure I agree with either the bests or the worsts (what about Avril Lavigne and Lil’ Ma), it’s more of a debate for the comments. I’ll leave making music lists to more knowledgeable folks like Fredo.
The best and worse duets of all time. I am a huge McCartney fan, but Ebony and Ivory is crap, and it is certainly the worst track on the album Tug of War. McCartneys work with Elvis Costello is much better, but for some reason Elvis costello is under appreciated while Elvis Presley is WAY OVERRATED!!! Celine Dion bombed with a video Elvis on American idoll, and the Lisa Marie bombed with video Elvis on Oprah. Video Elvis even toured with a live band last year. ENOUGH VIDEO ELVIS! At least I think so. There are a ton of horrible duets though, some that come to mind are Elton John and Eminem (wow, how brave – a gay man with somebody who pretends to hate gay men), J-Lo with anyone, Ja rule with anyone, N-SYNC, Britney, and Aerosmith at the superbowl that horrible year, what else…I can’t thing right now, but how about some great once in a lifetime duets. Santana with Rob Thomas, that song smooth is amazing, it still holds up, even though Santana took that way two more albums than he should have. Another great duet is Billy Joel and Ray Charles doing “Baby Grand.” Here is just a random list of some of the duets I have rocking on my ipod. And away we go – Paula Abdul and MC CAT – Opposites Attract…hmmm, I think that is it. “It aint fiction just a natural fact, we get together and opposites attract”. True.
I think Paul’s worst duet was with Heather Mills..