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Worst Duets of All Time

Are These the Worst Duets of All Time?

When the movie Duets came out and I heard Gwyneth Paltrow was singing in it, I remember thinking, "Oh come on, world! Gorgeous hair and she can sing?! That's not fair." Well, that was then and this is now — and the world has responded. Or at least the editors of have. Don't shoot the messenger here, but they declared Gwyneth's "Cruisin" duet with Huey Lewis "the worst vocal collaboration of all time." Ouch.

Second worst? Paula Abdul's duet with MC Skat Kat for her hit single "Opposites Attract," which I take issue with because if that duet never happened then we wouldn't have this video. At No. 3 is Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's "The Girl Is Mine," followed by Bono and Frank Sinatra singing "I've Got You Under My Skin" in fourth. The duet in fifth place cracks me up: Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias, "To All The Girls I've Loved Before."

So, do you agree with the top five? Did anyone like Gwyneth's singing? For the rest of the top ten (I have a feeling some of you will object to No. 10 and I think No. 7 has no business on this list) and a clip of "Cruisin,"


No. 6: Mariah Carey and Busta Rhymes, "I Know What You Want" (2003)

No. 7: Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley, "I've Had The Time of My Life" (1987)

No. 8: Hilary and Haylie Duff, "Our Lips Are Sealed" (2004)

No. 9: Mick Jagger and David Bowie, "Dancing in the Streets" (1985)

No. 10: Madonna and Justin Timberlake, "4 Minutes" (2008)


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bayoyong bayoyong 8 years
They're nuts. They both have great voices and sing in perfect harmony. Love the song. And I'm a guy.I have tougher cheesiness standards. :)
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
That song you guys dont like with Nelly and Tim McGraw was Over & Over. I liked it actually. That Gwyneth and Huey is a great song. Love it actually. Justin and Madonna was not a great match- but not terrible either.
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 8 years
I actually hate Gwyneth but she sounds pretty good in that song! And number 7 is an amazing song.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
worst duet? Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford "close my eyes forever" most painful duet in the history of music.
DCStar DCStar 8 years
I love Cruisin. Kinda cheesy song, but Gwyneth has a great voice.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
While the movie was terrible, I thought Gwyneth's and Huey's duet was really good. The first song that popped into my head as worst duet was Julio's and Willie's, so I laughed when I saw it on the list. I totally agree Papaver on "All for Love"; it sounds like each singer is going to burst a blood vessel in their neck with how terrible forced the singing is.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Time of My Life is amazing!! And I love 4's the only recent Madonna song I found enjoyable. And I'm not gonna lie, I also love I Know What You Want :)
aoitenshi aoitenshi 8 years
I love Cruisin' too! I think they did a good job. It turned out to be a very sweet song.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
#7 should not be in the list. substitute something natalie cole did with her (dubbed in deceased) father and there you go.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
That list sucks. I like all the songs listed.
dino-dino dino-dino 8 years
the 'the saints are coming' cover by u2 and green day
nancita nancita 8 years
TLSgirl, great call on the horribly awkward Elton John/Eminem duet. I've never seen this Cruisin' clip before but my god, it certainly gives Elton/Eminem a run for its money in terms of making me cringe.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I HATED that song with Nelly (I think) and Garth Brooks or Tim McGraw (or some other generic male country singer) that was out a few years ago.
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't agree with any of these...
cotedazur cotedazur 8 years
oh my gosh.. LOVED this song when i was in high school. I think the whole list is a little off, except for Mariah and Busta Rhymes - can't stand it.
psterling psterling 8 years
I agree californiagirlx7! #7 is awesome! And I thought Gwyneth & Huey Lewis were cute. I DEFINITELY hate #3, #5 is just weird and yes, #9 was stupid and unnecessary.
codewhiz codewhiz 8 years
I disagree with all of the odd numbers.
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years Never heard of them. They obviously ate rocks for breakfast.
gr8gossipqueen gr8gossipqueen 8 years
i love cruisin!!! my friend even used it as her wedding song!
sugarbox sugarbox 8 years
i LOVE i've got you under my skin and the girl is mine...and 4 minutes. im confused.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I like all of those songs... The Nelly and Keith Urban duet was horrible. 'God's hands'. I like the song...but those two voices
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i can't agree with a lot of those actually. i like madonna and JT and although i don't like the song, i like the Duffs together too. oh well.
Papaver Papaver 8 years
some choices are weird. I didn't mind Gwyneth&Huey collaboration at all. My nomination - “All for Love” by Sting, Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart - not really a duet, but should be ok. ;)
sumbum sumbum 8 years
I love "Cruisin" too!!!!!! Boooo! Well at least they didn't choose her song w/ Babyface too. I totally agree w/ the McCartney/Jackson pick though...I cannot stand that song!!!
Tami715 Tami715 8 years
I think the whole list is ridiculous. I love "Cruisin"! And, seriously, "I've Had The Time of My Life" is an awesome song! I clearly have nothing in common with the editors at Spinner.
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