It seems that nowadays everything we listen to is comprised of some type of collaboration, either vocally or by way of production. Heck we even have posthumous collabs (think Aaliyah and Drake, Amy Winehouse and Nas, Erick Sermon and Marvin Gaye, Tupac and Notorious B.I.G, and basically Tupac with virtually everybody!).
So I started thinking, hmmmm, what do people consider the best music collaborations of all time?!
Now depending on how old you are (yes, your choices may show your age!), I’m sure our responses will vary. I’m curious though as to how many we may have in common, if any at all.
So without further ado, here are some of my favorite music collaborations. Though I have many, I’ll only hit you with a few.
Best Music Collaborations
Sit back and listen to these musical cuts by collaborations between some great artists!
Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C., ‘Walk This Way’
Back in the 80s, this was one of those rare collabs which eventually helped expand both groups’ careers and introduced each to new audiences. I think everybody now knows [of] this song! If not, that’s what you have me for…click play and get acquainted with it.
Video link: http://youtu.be/4B_UYYPb-Gk
Queen and David Bowie, ‘Under Pressure’
Video Link: http://youtu.be/a01QQZyl-_I
Michael Jackson - Beat It
So, um, you know the guitar sounds and solo in this song? That’s Rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen, lead guitarist of hard rock band Van Halen. Wonders if the song would have had the same feel and been just as great without Eddie…hmmm…
What do you think?
Video link: http://youtu.be/oRdxUFDoQe0
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell were two of the best singers at Motown (let my momma tell it!) so it just made sense to have these two record together. They also recorded other duets which were successful as well.
Video Link: http://youtu.be/IC5PL0XImjw
New! Hungry Like The Wolf (Steve Aoki Remix) #SWULive
I’ve teamed up with Trident Gum who has a new campaign called See What Unfolds (SWU), which is all about collaborations. This video features Steve Hiroyuki Aoki, an American electro house musician, record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records, remixing Duran Duran’s Hungry Like The Wolf.
What do you think about this house style remix of Duran Duran’s classic?
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Fci4WYQN2P8
Hungry Like a Wolf Remix content and/or other value provided by our partner, Trident.
The 8 Worst Music Collaborations of All Time!
Okay, you gotta check out Smosh’s list of what they consider the 8 worst collaborations of all time! Hilarious!
And I’m going to go ahead and add the 9th worst collabo…
David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Dancing In The Street
What the heck were David and Mick thinking??? I first saw this video on an episode of Family Guy during one of their cutaways and actually thought Seth and his writers were just playing. But after watching the ENTIRE video, I realized it was real! So I looked it up on YouTube and the only thing in my head was, “WOOOOOOOOW!“
*Really David and Mick? This is what you decided to create one day on a lazy Sunday afternoon?*
Video Link: http://youtu.be/9G4jnaznUoQ
Over to you…
What are your favorite or best music collaborations? What collaborations would you like to see happen? Share your thoughts in the comments below! I’m listening…