Most Unexpected Collaborations in Music History

Collaboration in Music

Today we compiled a list of some of the most odd collaborations in music and pairings. You can decide for yourself if they were hit or a complete miss…

Weezer and Lil Wayne – Can’t Stop Partying

The 45 year old rock star Rivers Cuomo featured the song “Can’t Stop Partying” on his demo collection of songs Alone II where the song had a featured rap verse from Lil Wayne. This is an unexpected collaboration and to prove all that       we just stress on the line “OK b**** it’s Weezer and it’s Weezy”.

Lou Reed and Metallica – LuLu

In 2011 Lou Reed released his last full length record album called Lulu. The album’s concept was to feature spoken words from Lou Reed and some heavy metal instrumentals from Metallica. Even though this collaboration received negative reviews and feedback it actually debuted in #36 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Public Enemy and Anthrax – Bring the Noise

Public Enemy re-recorded their song “Bring the noise” in 1991 withe Thrash Metal giants Anthrax. This song was consider the bridge between the two genres and the inspiration for bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit and Linin Park.

Jack White and Alicia Keys – Another Way To Die

The voice projection of these two is amazing… The blusey rock mix of “Another Way to Die”performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys proves how White’s closed up shouts and Keys’ warm like sound match well for this collaboration.

Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith – Walk this Way

Glam Rock and Pop music hit the charts around the 80’s and Aerosmith lost the favour of young listeners. But once the band and Run D.M.C. rolled out the “Walk this Way” cover they hit the #4 place on the Billboard Top 100. This revived Aerosmith’s career and marked the first hip hop song ever to crack the top 5.

Sonic Youth and Cypress Hill – I Love You Mary Jane

Sympathizers of green stuff can actually collaborate and partner together…This stoner anthem united the West Coast rap with the East Coast noise rock.

The Hives and Cyndi Lauper – A Christmas Duel

The Swedish punk rockers from The Hives are always surprise us… This is yet another proof supporting this case.

Nine Inch Nails feat. David Bowie – Hurt

The 1995 performance of Nine Inch Nails’ song “Hurt” together with David Bowie during the Dissonance tour   captured the raw emotion of their teamed work.

Jay-Z and Linkin Park – Numb/Encore

The results from Jay-Z’s and Linkin Park’s work together on the “Numb/Encore” track is simply amazing. The talent involved in this collaboration got a huge positive response from the music fans.

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson: ‘Say Say Say’

This song is no experiment! It became a hit song right off the bat…when the former Beatle Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson teamed up to do it.

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