A duet can sometimes be a fabulous collaboration between talented musicians. Other times it can be an absolute tragedy. A while back my local radio station was talking about the most popular duets. I can't recall over what time frame, nor whether it was all Australian artists. But when they announced their number one as Kylie & Jason "Especially for You" I lost all faith in humanity.
The other interesting thing I discovered when researching this topic, is that Americans have (generally speaking) rather insipid music tastes compared to Australians, when you look at their corresponding lists. I am more than happy to be proven wrong here.
Anyway, in an effort to make things right, I've decided to share some of my all-time favourite duets. Some are classics, some are a little more obscure, all are awesome. At least in my opinion!
Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush (1986)
Perfection in a duet.
Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie (1981)
Queen. Bowie. That is all.
Walk This Way - Aerosmith and Run DMC (1986)
Rap meets rock 'n' roll. Great clip too.