A Handful Of… My All-Time Favorite Duets (Some Are Guilty Pleasures)

Peanut butter and jelly.  Peanut butter and chocolate.  Macaroni and cheese.  Chicken in a Biskit and Easy Cheese.

All better because of their combination.

Well I feel the same way about singers (when I’m not hungry).  Almost any song sung by a man and a woman is instantly superior to the solo acts.  Sure, some same-sex double-ups are equally improved, but today, I don’t feel like focusing on cheese and cheese (although that does sound appetizing).

In no particular order, I present my list of all-time favorite duets:

The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

(more after the jump)

The Pogues and Kirsty MacCollFairytale of New York (also remade by Pilot Speed)

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly

Straylight Run – Existentialism on Prom Night

Say Anything and Hayley Williams – The Church Channel

All-American Rejects and The Pierces – Another Heart Calls

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

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers – Islands in the Stream

Peter Cetera and Amy Grant – Next Time I Fall (I almost opted for his and Cher’s After All)


  1. Rebecca · July 27, 2010

    what about ALL MY LIFE – Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt

  2. sgottahurt · July 27, 2010

    And as usual, I forgot another two:

    Dean Martin (and Doris Day?) singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

    Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes singing “Up Where We Belong”

  3. Jeremy H · August 2, 2010

    Joe Cocker=AMAZING!

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