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 MacColl – Fairytale 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)
what about ALL MY LIFE – Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt
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”