The 18 Most Iconic Duets Of All Time
This weekend, 'The Loop' are showcasing perfect pairings -- from Britney and Madonna to Nelly and Kelly Rowland -- and it got us thinking about some of our faves.
Drunk in Love - Beyonce ft Jay-Z
Singlehandedly made surfboards iconic, Kelly Slater WHO?!
Dilemma - Nelly ft Kelly Rowland
Here’s a dilemma I’m having: I want to talk about how good this song is, but the rules of being online state that if you make reference to the song “Dilemma” it can only be in relation to the fact that she texted using Microsoft Excel. I don’t make the rules, and they haven’t been updated in awhile (that’s why the internet is full of ‘Mean Girls’ memes, still!).
Baby Boy - Beyonce ft Sean Paul
This is a classic banger that makes you want to go out dancing in a sweaty nightclub, even if you hate crowds, hate clubs and hate sweating. Still as fresh as it was back in 2003.
1, 2 Step - Ciara ft Missy Elliott
When Ciara said this song was "outrageous, so contagious, make you crave it" she was Not Playing!!! Another early-to-mid 00s classic, Ciara delivered the soft vocals and incredible choreo while Missy served us up a VERSE.
My Love - Justin Timberlake ft TI
Remember when JT releases BOPS? That's all!
Side to Side - Ariana Grande ft Nicki Minaj
Bringing the phrase “dick bicycle” into the world, this is a classic duet about, you know, getting f**ked. What else is there to say, other than "it slaps!!!".
The Boy is Mine - Brandy and Monica
Maybe the most iconic song on the whole damn list, we nearly wrote “Brandy vs Monica” in the headline up there, because they do such a good job STORYTELLING, both through the lyrics and the vocal delivery.
Can’t Remember To Forget You - Shakira ft Rihanna
With two incredibly distinctive voices, it would have been so easy for this song to go off the rails. Instead, it’s a pop anthem that plays to both of their strengths and is just really catchy.
The Monster - Eminem ft Rihanna
One of the four collaborations Em and Rih have Rih-leased over the years, “The Monster” wins out because it’s got a killer hook, and when those drums come in at the end, that’s a real Moment, you know?
Bryan Adams ft Mel C - When You’re Gone
Okay, hear us out, but this song should be taught in schools as a lesson in how to harmonise. Imagine if Fifth Harmony had listened to this song? The places they could've gone!
Me Against The Music - Britney ft Madonna
The queen and princess of pop reuniting after their kiss for a dance anthem? Oh yes, ladies! They did THAT.
Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve ft Gwen Stefani
When Eve said: "Now why you grittin' your teeth? Frustration, baby, you got to breathe," damn, we felt that.
When You Believe - Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey
Always On Time - Ja Rule ft Ashanti
Long before Ja Rule was an ALLEGED Fyre Festival scammer, he had a rap career! Remember? Great times.
Tilt Ya Head Back - Nelly ft Christina Aguilera
The post-'Stripped', pre-'Back To Basics' era Christina Aguilera really combined the best of both worlds in this certified TUNE with Nelly.
Tell Me - Diddy ft Christina Aguilera
Another fantastic Xtina collab, she paired up with Diddy for this sultry hook up anthem.
Baby - Justin Bieber ft Ludacris
Ohhwhoaaaa, ohh-whoaaa-ohhh. You know you love it, you know you care!! Sorry, but you cannot deny the sheer catchiness of this catchy, catchy, catchy bop.
Me - Taylor Swift ft Brendon Urie
A Swift change of pace (HA!) from Tay's 'reputation'-era music, this one makes the list because it's the perfect road trip, sing-along jam, and will make the perfect encore tune for everyone to scream along to during the TS7 tour.
Will these make the list? Will your favourite duet make the list? Only time will tell! Tune into 'The Loop' on 10 Peach, Saturday mornings from 9am.