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Reply #30 posted 05/09/20 2:34pm

JabarR74

This song here should've never been a duet in the first place

Justin Timberlake - Until...t. Beyonce

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Reply #31 posted 05/09/20 2:37pm

alphastreet

I didn’t like the Justin and Beyoncé duet either, but the music was very princespired
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Reply #32 posted 05/09/20 2:46pm

JabarR74

alphastreet said:

I didn’t like the Justin and Beyoncé duet either, but the music was very princespired [Edited 5/9/20 14:38pm]

Honestly, it should've just stayed as a solo song. It works better that way.

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Reply #33 posted 05/09/20 5:09pm

slyjackson

JabarR74 said:

alphastreet said:

I didn’t like the Justin and Beyoncé duet either, but the music was very princespired [Edited 5/9/20 14:38pm]

Honestly, it should've just stayed as a solo song. It works better that way.

Indeed, great song but the solo version.

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Reply #34 posted 05/09/20 6:00pm

looby

alphastreet said:

I didn’t like the Justin and Beyoncé duet either, but the music was very princespired [Edited 5/9/20 14:38pm]

I agree, very Prince-spired. biggrin

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Reply #35 posted 05/09/20 7:02pm

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Imo there are lots of them.

Aretha Franklin & George Michael
I Knew You Were Waiting For Me.

Michael Jackson& Paul Macartney.
Say,Say,Say and The Girl is Mine

Paul Macartney& Stevie Wonder
Ebony and Ivory

Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
On My Own

Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder
Just Good Friends

Mary J. Blue and Sam Smith
Stay With Me
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Reply #36 posted 05/09/20 8:08pm

StrangeButTrue

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daingermouz2020 said:

Imo there are lots of them.

Aretha Franklin & George Michael
I Knew You Were Waiting For Me.

Michael Jackson& Paul Macartney.
Say,Say,Say and The Girl is Mine

Paul Macartney& Stevie Wonder
Ebony and Ivory

Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
On My Own

Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder
Just Good Friends

Mary J. Blue and Sam Smith
Stay With Me


Say, Say, Say is funky tho. In a weird way. Stevie is on that one too, right?

I was thinking about Aretha’s duets and yeah why even try to duet with the Queen!
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Reply #37 posted 05/09/20 8:44pm

RJOrion

daingermouz2020 said:

Imo there are lots of them.

Aretha Franklin & George Michael
I Knew You Were Waiting For Me.

Michael Jackson& Paul Macartney.
Say,Say,Say and The Girl is Mine

Paul Macartney& Stevie Wonder
Ebony and Ivory

Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
On My Own

Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder
Just Good Friends

Mary J. Blue and Sam Smith
Stay With Me


"On My Own" works just fine...that is a GREAT song...im with you on the rest though
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Reply #38 posted 05/10/20 12:05am

TrivialPursuit

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daingermouz2020 said:


Aretha Franklin & George Michael
I Knew You Were Waiting For Me.

Michael Jackson& Paul Macartney.
Say,Say,Say and The Girl is Mine

Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
On My Own


These absolutely work.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #39 posted 05/10/20 3:44am

RJOrion

TrivialPursuit said:



daingermouz2020 said:



Aretha Franklin & George Michael
I Knew You Were Waiting For Me.

Michael Jackson& Paul Macartney.
Say,Say,Say and The Girl is Mine

Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
On My Own



These absolutely work.



yeah, upon further review i aint mad at "I Knew You Were Waiting" or "The Girl Is Mine" as duets either...i never could get into Say Say Say, though..."
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Reply #40 posted 05/10/20 10:23am

TrivialPursuit

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RJOrion said:


yeah, upon further review i aint mad at "I Knew You Were Waiting" or "The Girl Is Mine" as duets either...i never could get into Say Say Say, though..."


I actually dug "Say Say Say" more than "The Girl is Mine" back in the day. It was a bop.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #41 posted 05/10/20 4:23pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

RJOrion said:


yeah, upon further review i aint mad at "I Knew You Were Waiting" or "The Girl Is Mine" as duets either...i never could get into Say Say Say, though..."


I actually dug "Say Say Say" more than "The Girl is Mine" back in the day. It was a bop.


Definitely.

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Reply #42 posted 05/11/20 2:54pm

slyjackson

TrivialPursuit said:

RJOrion said:


yeah, upon further review i aint mad at "I Knew You Were Waiting" or "The Girl Is Mine" as duets either...i never could get into Say Say Say, though..."


I actually dug "Say Say Say" more than "The Girl is Mine" back in the day. It was a bop.

I like both of them TGIM a little more, yet neither of them live up to the talent of those artists

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Reply #43 posted 05/17/20 12:17pm

lastdecember

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robertgeorge said:

I don't think the David Bowie, Mick Jagger duet "dancing in the streets" works. Bowie has one line that he croons well, but otherwise I don't like their vocals together. In the video the clothes are pretty unsightly and the dancing is deplorable. It is throwaway. Jagger is capable of some very fine vocals, but this is the mediocre section of his wheelhouse. Suffers unfavorably with the contemporary duet of Bowie with Queen (Freddie Mercury) "Under Pressure" that works as a song and shows off the talents of the singers.

I agree that "Just good friends" is a track that does not work. Always the worst track on Bad for me, and often forgot about. Considering the talent level on display that is a real shame.

[Edited 5/6/20 20:11pm]


I agree on the Bowie jagger I also think it was very last minute and it was charity it went right with all that was going on during that whole year or two span with Band Aid, Live Aid, We are the world etc...


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #44 posted 05/17/20 2:27pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

daingermouz2020 said:

Imo there are lots of them.

Aretha Franklin & George Michael
I Knew You Were Waiting For Me.

Michael Jackson& Paul Macartney.
Say,Say,Say and The Girl is Mine

Paul Macartney& Stevie Wonder
Ebony and Ivory

Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
On My Own

Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder
Just Good Friends

Mary J. Blue and Sam Smith
Stay With Me


Say, Say, Say is funky tho. In a weird way. Stevie is on that one too, right?

I was thinking about Aretha’s duets and yeah why even try to duet with the Queen!



Lol I wouldn't have even attempted to sing with The Queen.
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Reply #45 posted 05/17/20 3:00pm

SoulAlive

It's not easy to sing with the Queen of Soul,but I think "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me" works music

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Reply #46 posted 05/17/20 6:32pm

spacedolphin

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Huey Lewis & Gwyneth 'pussy candle' Paltrow

Dolly Parton & Sylvester Stallone

Rod Stewart/Tina Turner

Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham (shouting contest more than singing)

Snoop Dogg when he tries to sing with someone

Britney Spears with anybody

music I'm afraid of Americans. I'm afraid of the world. music
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Reply #47 posted 05/18/20 12:31am

ReddBlitz

StrangeButTrue said:

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/michael-jackson-quincy-jones-said-his-stevie-wonder-duet-didnt-work.html/
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This clickbait piece about “Just Good Friends” meant to replicate or build on the success of “The Girl Is Mine” got me thinking about other duets that sounded great on paper but not so much to the ears.
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I remember hearing “I Used To Love Him” by Lauryn Hill & Mary J Blige and from the get go it’s unmistakably Mary but as the song goes on one almost stops caring whom of the two is actually singing.
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Dru Hill and Mariah doing “The Beautiful Ones” comes to mind. To me that song should not have been duet-ified. Same with the Blackstreet & Janet re-duet.
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Are there any other duets that you think might have just been better off as solo songs? Or with someone else?


O-M-G!!! That one especially was painful all around lol
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Reply #48 posted 05/18/20 12:40am

ReddBlitz

Ottensen said:

I've been so busy laughing at the responses I could barely think of one, but with just one rando from off the top if my head I immediately envisioned Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora singing, "When the Rain Begins to Fall" lol
lol lol


Stop it! When I came across this thread, I immediately thought of that very disastrous duet biggrin biggrin
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Reply #49 posted 05/18/20 10:49am

TrivialPursuit

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ReddBlitz said:

StrangeButTrue said:
Dru Hill and Mariah doing “The Beautiful Ones” comes to mind. To me that song should not have been duet-ified.
O-M-G!!! That one especially was painful all around lol


AND they're playing that shit on the Prince Channel on SiriusXM. I go to 80s on 8 for five minutes when it comes on. I refuse to give it any airtime.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #50 posted 05/18/20 1:08pm

slyjackson

spacedolphin said:

Huey Lewis & Gwyneth 'pussy candle' Paltrow

Dolly Parton & Sylvester Stallone

Rod Stewart/Tina Turner

Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham (shouting contest more than singing)

Snoop Dogg when he tries to sing with someone

Britney Spears with anybody

Not true at all, he's got great songs in which he sings with nother artist like Crybaby with Mariah Carey, great song and great performance from him, another is Signs with Justin Timberlake, Beautiful with Pharrell, Welcome To The World with Gorillaz, No Thang On Me with Bootsy Collins,Still Dre with Dre of course, California Gurls with Katy and Sweat with David Guetta.

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Reply #51 posted 05/18/20 6:39pm

ReddBlitz

TrivialPursuit said:



ReddBlitz said:


StrangeButTrue said:
Dru Hill and Mariah doing “The Beautiful Ones” comes to mind. To me that song should not have been duet-ified.

O-M-G!!! That one especially was painful all around lol


AND they're playing that shit on the Prince Channel on SiriusXM. I go to 80s on 8 for five minutes when it comes on. I refuse to give it any airtime.



Stop the press??! Whaaat??! **SMH** How disrespectful!
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Reply #52 posted 05/21/20 8:13am

RnBAmbassador

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The Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross duet "Doctor's Orders".

Music Royalty in Motion
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Reply #53 posted 05/21/20 10:07am

Empress

TrivialPursuit said:

daingermouz2020 said:


Aretha Franklin & George Michael
I Knew You Were Waiting For Me.

Michael Jackson& Paul Macartney.
Say,Say,Say and The Girl is Mine

Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
On My Own


These absolutely work.

Agreed! thumbs up!

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Reply #54 posted 05/21/20 11:01am

MickyDolenz

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Ottensen said:

Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora singing, "When the Rain Begins to Fall" lol lol lol

This is Jermaine's most popular song on Youtube. It must be popular in countries outside of the US because I have never heard this song on the radio. I used to see the music video. Another song that has many millions of views that surprised me is Knife by Rockwell. Right now Knife is at 36,228,386.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #55 posted 05/21/20 11:26am

alphastreet

Say say say was great, remember loving it since I was really young
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Reply #56 posted 05/22/20 9:52am

StrangeButTrue

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slyjackson said:



spacedolphin said:


Huey Lewis & Gwyneth 'pussy candle' Paltrow


Dolly Parton & Sylvester Stallone


Rod Stewart/Tina Turner


Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham (shouting contest more than singing)


Snoop Dogg when he tries to sing with someone


Britney Spears with anybody



Not true at all, he's got great songs in which he sings with nother artist like Crybaby with Mariah Carey, great song and great performance from him, another is Signs with Justin Timberlake, Beautiful with Pharrell, Welcome To The World with Gorillaz, No Thang On Me with Bootsy Collins,Still Dre with Dre of course, California Gurls with Katy and Sweat with David Guetta.


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Snoop did a really funky duet with Gwen Stefani called Run Away on his Bush album, Pharrell produced it. It sounds like it would be a mess but omg does it slap.
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https://m.youtube.com/wat...s0U2HQqzw0
[Edited 5/22/20 9:55am]
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