Favourite duets


Dez 21 2009, 19h57

Two great voices in one song... These are my favourite duets, including both popular classics and some more obscure stuff:

Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up
Featuring Kate Bush of course... A beautiful 80s ballad that I love more and more each time I hear it. While I like both singers, I'm no huge fan of either of them... But the way they sing this is just amazing.

Morrissey - Interlude
Featuring Siouxsie. Another very calm 80s track... Just read this line from the lyrics, it's the atmosphere of the whole song in a nutshell: "Let's hold fast to the dream that tastes and sparkles like wine..." A shame that the 2 of them didn't get along, their very distinct voices make an excellent combination.

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Summer Wine
These two sounded so great together that they turned several duets into timeless classic hits. I couldn't really decide if Summer Wine's my favourite, or maybe Some Velvet Morning. Both songs have such a wonderful mysterious touch.

Tom Jones & The Cardigans - Burning Down The House
Enough dreamy stuff... This one is just totally addictive, and to bring "tiger" Tom Jones together with "kitten" Nina Persson (referring to what their voices sound like of course) is a stroke of genius.

Mike Oldfield - Tricks Of The Light
Well, the vocalists are Maggie Reilly and Barry Palmer, who both sing several songs on the Oldfield album Discovery, but just this one duet. It's a great, energetic uptempo song with a tune where they both really shine.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis - Cruisin'
This is from the movie "Duets" which I never saw, but I've loved this song immediately when I heard it for the first time. Hearing Gwyneth Paltrow sing with this really nice, warm voice was an even bigger surprise than seeing/hearing Nicole Kidman in "Moulin Rouge". Lovely!

Eskobar - Someone New
Featuring Heather Nova. Nice uptempo song combining two great voices. Although I have to admit that I think Eskobar have many equally good or better songs and that they don't deserve to be known for this duet only.

IAMX - My Secret Friend
Featuring Imogen Heap. Very interesting collaboration, in this case because their two voices are very similar and it's actually not that easy to distinguish between them. They just blend well with each other.

Ladytron - Versus
The popular last.fm tag says it all: "male vocals in ladytron wtf" It's the only track where one of the two male band members takes lead vocals together with Helen. The result is very special and excellent.


  • Cyan-ek

    Yes, "interlude" is just pure beauty

    Jan 7 2010, 15h25
  • Suziko

    isnt someone new with heather nova?

    Dez 2 2011, 7h24
  • mikonxms

    Hallo, ich kann in einem Profil keinen Kommentar schreiben, daher hier. Don't give up ist ein klasse Duet! Ich liebe auch das Video! My secret friend ist auch super. Eine nette Liste

    Jan 28 2014, 14h19
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