Sunday, 28 April 2013

Favourite duets

I do love a good duet, there are so many fabulous ones out there and this could be a very long post however I shall try and be restrained.

I think it's best to start with the mighty Barbra. She does such a fine line in duets. Barbra and Barry Gibb, Guilty. I don't think there could be a finer pairing in their matching white outfits. I adore this song, it's like listening to molten honey.

Barbra and Neil, of course, breaking our hearts with You Don't Bring Me Flowers.

Barbra and Donna Summer! No More Tears (Enough is Enough) which has one of the best opening lines to a song ever...

And one of my all-time favourites, her duet with Frank Sinatra. This isn't the best version but if you buy the Frank Sinatra duets album (which I highly recommend) then you can hear this in all its glory.

Speaking of Frank, his duet with Bono, I've Got You Under My Skin. I can forgive Bono everything for this one song, he is so sexy.

Moving on from Frank to Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald with the marvellous On My Own. I never tire of listening to this.

Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, The Girl Is Mine. This is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, I have always loved it even though it's stupidly cheesy.

Kanye West and Jamie Foxx. I admit this is a little left field for me but this is a great song. The lyrics are so clever.

You all know my love for George Michael but I've never been one for his duets however I do love this one with Mary J Blige.

I finish with clearly the greatest duet ever recorded. Islands in the Stream. No explanation is necessary.

Tell me your favourites.


  1. Good choices. I would add:

    Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well
    Kylie & Nick Cave - Where the Wild Roses Grow
    Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker - Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong
    Frank & Nancy Sinatra - Something Stupid
    Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up

  2. Ah yes, how could I forget Elaine and Barbara?! Excellent choices.


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