My Favorite Duets of All Time

The Borden Family was just sitting around tonight playing cards and asking Alexa to play random songs. One of the first ones I thought of was “Islands in the Stream”, by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

The song got me thinking about other duets I’ve enjoyed over the years, and so I decided to put together a sort of playlist of some of my favorites. So in no particular order:

I Got You Babe, Sonny and Cher

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting

Summer Nights: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

and another one from Grease, You’re the One That I Want:

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers: Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Elton John and Kiki Dee

Paradise by the Dashboard Light: Meatloaf and Ellen Foley

You’ve Got a Friend: James Taylor and Carole King:

I’ve Had the Time of My Life: Bill Medley and Jennifer Warren (from Dirty Dancing)

And great duets don’t have to be just boy/girl. Here are some two guys and two gals duets:

Ebony and Ivory: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

Under Pressure: Freddie Mercury (Queen) and David Bowie (they actually never performed it together live):

Good Hearted Woman: Waylon Jennings and WIllie Nelson

Tennessee Waltz: Bonnie Raitt and Norah Jones

For Good (from Wicked): Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

And some are from animated movies, sort of:

A Whole New World: Aladdin and Jasmine

True Colors: it’s a classic Cyndi Lauper song, but this version is by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick from the movie Trolls. I just found this song tonight, but it’s already one of my favorites. I’m not sure why…

And this final one I never really heard of until I started searching for classic duets, but I couldn’t resist including it here because of the classic song title:

You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly, Conway Twitter and Loretta Lynn

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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