7 of the Best Musical Duets of All Time
What could be better than listening to the gorgeous voice of your favorite singer belting out a hit song? Well, obviously the dulcet sound of two talented musicians blending their voices together in perfect harmony for an unbeatable duet. Over the years, several stars have joined forces to bring us some incredible music. Some of the duos might have seemed unlikely at first glance, but once they got into the recording studio, it was clear that it was indeed a match for the ages. Below are some of our favorites, dating back as far as 1976, and as recently as 2014. Have we missed any that you love? Let us know!
7. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson — The Girl is Mine (1982)
Take (arguably) the most famous Beatle and pair him up with the King of Pop. That is how you sell records. The two duke it out in the kindest, most passive argument over a girl that I have ever heard. No matter that the plot of the song isn't real. Their voices are, and that's all that we care about.
6. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga — It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing) (2014)
Talk about an unlikely pair: we have 88-year-old Bennett exercising his unmistakable vocals alongside 28-year-old Gaga and her extremely strong pipes. You can say what you want about Gaga's entrée into music via the pop world, but the woman can sing. Her roots in classical music training show as she holds her own next to veteran Bennett.
5. Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole — Unforgettable (1992)
The elder Cole graced the world with his talent before dying at the incredibly young age of 45 (in 1965). His daughter brought this particular duet to life long after her father's passing. Advancements in technology made the duet possible and blew everyone away when it was released. The sweetest aspect of the song is certainly that a daughter finally gets the chance to sing with her father.