music listography: list the best duets

  • A Little Fall of Rain – Les Miserables – gorgeous and heart-wrenching
  • Anything You Can Do – Annie Get Your Gun
  • Light My Candle – Rent – a musical conversation between two strangers who quickly become friends then lovers in a song
  • Under Pressure – Queen with David Bowie – Moronic, yet iconic bass riff, two iconoclastic singers showcasing their individual styles
  • Some Velvet Morning – Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra
  • I See a Darkness – Johnny Cash and Will Oldham
  • Crazy in Love – Beyoncé and JayZ – evidence of a burgeoning relationship by two modern music all-stars
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan – ode to a mid-winter’s date rape, however it’s a great recording.
  • I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher – the perfect love duet, pop perfection
  • The Beat Goes On – Sonny and Cher
  • What Have I Done to Deserve This? – Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield
  • In My Hour of Darkness – Gram Gram and Emmylou Harris
  • The Sound of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Stan – Eminem and Dido
  • Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – A Christmas song that had romance, pathos, humour and poignancy.
  • Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush – perfection.  Simple, sheer perfection.
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