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29 Times Unexpected Musicians Teamed Up With Amazing Or Absolutely Awful Results

We recently asked people in the Socialine Community to tell us the weird music collaboration that most caught them off guard, and folks, no joke, they came up with an absolutely wild group of musical moments:

1.

Nelly and Tim McGraw on the song “Over and Over”


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“When I saw the CD, yes CD — it was 2004 — I was wondering if there was another Tim McGraw I wasn’t aware of.”

—cortneys7

“Nelly and Tim McGraw was definitely crazy when it first came out. Great song though.”

—s1kintop

2.

BTS and Sia on the song “On”


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“This was one of the weirder ones for me. As a fan of both artists, I was shocked to find out they had a collaboration. I had no clue until recently.”

—babynaomi1

3.

Fall Out Boy and Elton John on the song “Save Rock and Roll”


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“It worked though!”

—madisonm434f84ac8

4.

Christina Aguilera and Fred Durst performing “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)/Livin’ It Up” at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards


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—toneyo03

5.

Lou Reed and Metallica on the album Lulu


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“The album is baffling.”

—serrichardb

6.

Will.i.am, Jennifer Lopez, and The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger on the song “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)”


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—adamajbangura

7.

Weird Al and Kate Winslet on the song “I Need a Nap”


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—kestrelm

This bizarre team-up was for a children’s album of songs written by Sandra Boynton.

8.

Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey on the song “Don’t Call Me Angel”


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“i still can’t wrap my head around what the people were thinking.”

—moonlight_ari

“This song is an absolute clusterfuck with women of three different genres all on a different page. Individually they each sound great but if you play all their verses on different occasions it sounds like three different songs.”

—6632569

9.

Sting and Shaggy on the album 44/876


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“They have such unique voices individually, the thought of them creating an album together was kind of weird. It surprisingly works, though, and the album is great.”

—bbbrose

10.

Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton, and Bruno Mars on the song “Blow”


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“This song is criminally underrated. A country artist, a soft ballad pop kind of singer, and a dance pop kind of singer came together to make a rock song. How are people not talking about this song?”

—s4bb472acb

11.

Liam Payne and Dixie D’Amelio on the song “Naughty List”


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—lenevries143

12.

Banda MS and Snoop Dogg on the song “Que Maldición”


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—nelly678

13.

Mariah Carey and Ol’ Dirty Bastard on the song “Fantasy (Remix)”


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“This song set the precedent for pop and hip-hop collaborations because it intersected two very different artists who were at the top of their genres.”

—jrmart91

14.

Run DMC and Aerosmith on the song “Walk This Way”


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“Old school. It’s now overlooked how revolutionary this really was.”

—kestrelm

15.

B.O.B. and Taylor Swift on the song “Both of Us”


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—oliviastyles1d13

16.

Beyoncé and The Chicks on the song “Daddy Lessons (Remix)”


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“OH MY GOD! T R A N S C E N D A N T”

—razmatini

17.

Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Cardi B on the song ‘South of the Border’


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“Great song but very unexpected.”

—supriyaa_butcallmemrsmalfoy

18.

Ozzy Osbourne and Jessica Simpson on the song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”


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—mber19241926

19.

David Bowie and Bing Crosby doing the medley “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”


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“A bit weird. Terry Wogan and Aled Jones doing the same song? Even weirder!”

—ryanw4b8930d84

20.

Pitbull and Kesha on the song “Timber”


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“2013 was a really good year for music.”

—lewishanks

21.

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson on the song “Say, Say, Say”


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“Its such a random combination, even the song itself sounds like two different songs thrown together which they had spare.”

—intercept

22.

Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney on the song “FourFiveSeconds”


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“Feels just so out of pocket.”

—rachelmay

23.

Dolly Parton, Macy Gray, and Dorothy on the song “Two Doors Down”


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“Three completely different voices from three completely different genres (Country, R&B, and Rock) having fun. I was pleasantly surprised.”

—rdplaty

24.

Tom Jones and Art of Noise on the song “Kiss”


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—sally777

25.

Luciano Pavarotti and Boyzone performing “No Matter What” at The Pavarotti & Friends for Guatemala and Kosovo concert in 1999


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—georginabagnall

26.

Kanye West and Jamie Foxx on the song “Gold Digger”


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“Kanye is a music genius. Jamie is that dude from lawyer movies.”

—joyfuldays09

27.

Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias on the song “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before”


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“Seriously, look it up.”

—rowannae

28.

Eminem and Dido on the song “Stan”


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“Eminem with Dido shouldn’t work but is *chefs kiss*”

—hazmorgan006

29.

And Ozzy Osbourne and Miss Piggy on the song “Born To Be Wild”


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—britneypeedonaladybug

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