THE GREATEST TOP5 COLLABORATIONS EVER DONE LISTED HERE:
5. Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks, ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’
Tom Petty originally wrote “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” as a solo song, but his producer Jimmy Iovine was working with Stevie Nicks at the time and he talked Petty into letting her sing on it. She released it as the first single from her 1981 debut solo LP Bella Donna and it shot to Number Three on the Hot 100, firmly establishing that Nicks could have a career outside of Fleetwood Mac. In 2006, Nicks went on tour with Petty and they revived this song every single night.
4. U2 and Green Day, ‘The Saints Are Coming’
About one year after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, U2 and Green Day came together at London’s Abbey Road Studios to record a charity song to benefit the city. They picked “The Saints Are Coming,” a rather obscure track by the 1978 Scottish punk rock and the Skids.
3. Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C., ‘Walk This Way’
Run DMC’s 1985 LP was almost completed when the Jam Master Jay spontaneously spun Aerosmith’s classic “Walk This Way” in the studio. Run and DMC began rapping over the intro, giving producer Rick Rubin a great idea. The song was a huge smash, and it not only resurrected Aerosmith’s career – it also introduced hip-hop to a white audience.
2. Queen and David Bowie, ‘Under Pressure’
In 1981, Queen invited David Bowie to Mountain Studios in Switzerland to sing back-up vocals on their new song “Cool Cat.” They weren’t satisfied with the results, but Bowie and the four members of Queen started jamming that day and the result was “Under Pressure.” The song became a massive hit all over the world.
1. Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey, ‘One Sweet Day’
Okay, so this song wouldn’t have won if the Mariah Carey fans hadn’t stuffed the ballot boxes in this poll. Most of you reading this probably don’t think it’s the greatest duet of all-time. You’re probably enraged to see it here. We understand. Back in 1995, however, everybody loved this song. Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey were both at their peak, and the song held the Number One spot for a staggering 16 weeks.
BY HARSHVARDHAN SINGH
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