Early last week, John Mayer made headlines when he released “Who You Love,” a sweet little ditty featuring Katy Perry. The two have been dating on and off for about a year now, but this lovey-dovey duet makes it seem like they must be “on” for good now. After some genuinely intimate lyrics, the song ends with what Perry herself refers to as a “love giggle.” That has to make the relationship officially official, right?
In similar, albeit less romantic news, Lady Gaga and Cher’s collaboration track, “The Greatest Thing,” was prematurely leaked last week. Cher was furious on Twitter, supporting Lady Gaga while slamming whoever was responsible for the ordeal. The song is nowhere to be found now (thanks, Cher!), but here’s hoping it ends up being as glossy and fabulous as you’d expect it to be.
These recent pairings are just a drop in the bucket of duets the music industry has cranked out over the years. Nowadays, collaborations are about as common as wardrobe malfunctions. In fact, 4 out of 10 songs currently topping the Billboard charts (when this post was written) are by Performer A “featuring” Performer B.
For better or worse, there’s one fact you can’t deny — two voices are certainly more memorable than one! Let’s look back at 15 of the most famous duets, sung by some of history’s greatest performers.
15 Famous Duets Through History: The Good, The Bad & The Weird: