Monday, June 16, 2014

Duets on Wordsmithonia Radio

Mustard and relish, peanut butter and honey, havarti and dill, Absolut Mandarin and sour, books and tea.... life is full of great pairings.  Some are pleasing to the tongue, some are comforting, and others are magical to listen to.

There is nothing more pleasing to the ear, than two unique musicians coming together, making something neither one could have done on their own.  I'm not talking those who always perform together as a group, they have already learned to blend their skills together.  I'm talking about those pairings that come together to make one or two songs together, and they aren't always an obvious fit. Most of the time the result is glorious, sometimes it's not something either one of them should be proud of.

Today, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite duets.  I hope you like them as much as I do.

Trumpeter Chris Botti and Sting, "What are you Doing the Rest of Your Life"

Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb, "Guilty"

Crystal Gayle & Eddie Rabbit, "You and I"

Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton, "We've Got Tonight"

Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald, "On My Own"

Brandy and Monica, "The Boy is Mine"

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, "Say, Say, Say"

Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Queen and David Bowie, "Under Pressure"

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, "Islands in the Stream"


Lisa said...

Boy, you're going way back on some of these! I love the Tony Bennet albums of duets.

Man of la Book said...

Some great duets. A nice start to the morning.

Katherine P said...

This made for some great listening.I love The Bowie/Queen duet especially but can't think of the last time I actually listened to it. Thanks! Also I'm glad someone else recognizes peanut butter and honey as the superior duet!

Alexia561 said...

Nice picks! I've always liked the David Bowie/Mick Jagger duet of Dancing in the Streets. :)

Angela's Anxious Life said...

I have to add one to your fabulous list! Leather and Lace... Don Henley and Stevie Nicks. I love this song so much!