Monday, May 9, 2011

Strangest duets

Strangest duets
Rihanna officially crossed over when she performed with a country star at the Academy of Country Music Awards this month. The coupling of a rapper and a country star and animated cat and a former 1980s pop starare two of the oddest singing duos that just can’t be missed.

Nelly and Tim McGraw
In a split screen video, singing “Over and Over,” Nelly and Tim McGraw proved two chill dudes from two different worlds could be equally lovesick. But honestly, we’re still not sure why.
Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow
Before Gwyneth Paltrow graced the "Glee" stage, she performed a duet with a ‘80s pop icon in a movie that’s mostly been forgotten. Words to live by: “Cruisin’ is made for love.”
Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and often makes for very funny parody. In 1984, Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias’ duet, “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before,” got singled out in a comedy show
MC Skat and Paula Abdul
Could it have been singing and dancing with a cartoon cat that made “Live to Dance” host Paula Abdul so open to the prospect of the raw, sometimes feral, talent of “American Idol”?
Michael Stipe and Cher
Michael Stipe, the Georgia alt-rock singer just isn’t who you’d expect to team up with the sultry, inimitable Cher. But there they were, holding hands and singing one of her most famous duets on stage at Love Rocks in Los Angeles.
Metallica and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Those edgy Metallica band members showed they know how to shake things up when they did an album with a classical symphony orchestra, but the pairing left a lot of fans scratching their heads.
Bing Crosby and David Bowie
Bing Crosby wears a cardigan sweater and pop star David Bowie appears to have left his glitter makeup at home. Before long they’re singing classic tunes and the holidays will never be the same.
James Brown and Pavarotti
The Godfather of Soul and one of The Three Tenors made an interesting pair when they teamed up for an infamous song.
Elton John and Eminem
In the “what were they thinking” category, longtime pop star Elton John and Detroit’s hard-bitten Eminem mixed it up at the Grammys in 2001.