Top Five: Worst Musical Collaborations

13 08 2009

At the request of Kyra, we have the five worst musical collaborations I could think of.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis – Cruisin’

At number one (108 places higher than it charted in the US Hot 100), comes this duet for Paltrow’s 2000 film, “Duets”. We can (almost) forgive Gwyneth for being a deluded actress embarking on a musical career, but what were you thinking Huey?!

2. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony and Ivory

McCartney, musical genius; Wonder, musical genius; together, steaming pile of shit. Making it to number one on both sides of the Atlantic, this is just horrific, and manages to make an important message sound stupid. Poor form boys.

3. Band Aid II Band Harder – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Five years after the original, the musical giants of the age [sic] unleashed this in 1989. Jason Donovan, Rolf Harris and Marti Pellow aren’t exactly in the same league as David Bowie, Paul McCartney or Holly Johnson, so this just seems like a tacky knock-off. It’s not helped by Matt Goss (of Bros) singing, “well tonight, thank God it’s them instead of you… na na, yeah.”

4. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & Phil Collins – Home

If you heard this song without knowing Collins would feature, you would have a “WTF?” moment. Saying that, even if you know he’s in you still think that. Seriously, Phil Collins and hip-hop, what the fuck?

5. Nelly & Tim McGraw – Over and Over

I’m not sure who came up with the genius idea to combine hip-hop with country & western (hip-country?), but they’re an idiot. It sounds like neither genre, I doubt the regular fans of either artist were particularly pleased with the outcome. Is it just me, or does it sound like they had broken up with one another?




2 responses

13 08 2009

Ahem.. Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson? Kate Moss and Primal Scream? I could go on…

13 08 2009

I’m limited to five, if I was going for every bad collaboration, it’d be a much longer list.

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