10 Music Crossovers That Make Us Narrow Our Eyes And Go 'Ummmm'
It's always exciting when our favorite musicians decide to do a collaboration together. I mean, it's two great tastes that taste great together, right? Well, sometimes it is, but other times, like these 10 collaborations, the results are just... kinda weird.
Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy - Whatzupwitu?
It's surprising enough that Michael Jackson didn't hate Eddie for mocking him in his standup, but what's even weirder is that they did a song together. It's not good.
Elton John and Eminem - Stan
Eminem has been a controversial figure ever since he first hit success, and for years he was accused of, among other things, being homophobic. It came as a complete surprise then that during a performance of "Stan" at the 2001 Grammies, the chorus was not handled by Dido like it was on the recorded version, but by Sir Elton John.
David Bowie and Bing Crosby - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth
Look at this. Have you ever seen anything more awkward than David Bowie, one of the all-time gods of popular music, and Mr. White Christmas himself, Bing Crosby, singing Christmas songs? I seriously doubt it.
DMX Feat. Marilyn Manson - The Omen
The early 2000s were a really weird time in popular music, largely thanks to the massive about of rap-rock that suddenly became huge. DMX tried to capitalize on this by featuring everyone's favorite shock-rocker on a track, and the results are just... weird.
The collaborations just get weirder from here.
Kiss and Michael Bolton - Forever
Yes, Kiss did a song with Michael Bolton. No, we are not making this up. No, it isn't any good. Why did you even have to ask that?
Bob Dylan and Kurtis Blow - Street Rock
If you've ever wanted to hear Bob Dylan try to rap, now's your chance. Seriously, he actually guests on this song with a rap verse, not singing. It's painful to listen to.
Celine Dion and R. Kelly - I'm Your Angel
I'm sure it made sense to someone at the time to feature everyone's favorite R&B crooner on a Celine Dion song, but it's still kind of jarring to think that Celine appeared in a song with a guy accused of urinating on a minor.
Kenny Rogers ft. Wyclef Jean - The Gambler (Remix)
Today in "things that nobody asked for," Kenny Rogers re-recorded his massive hit "The Gambler" to be rapped over by former Fugee, Wyclef Jean. It's as bad as it sounds.
Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow - Cruisin
This Smokey Robinson cover is sung by the duo in the movie Duets (appropriately enough) and they actually recorded it for the soundtrack. No, it wasn't successful. Or good.
Ozzy Osbourne and Miss Piggy - Born to Be Wild
Yeah, this is a thing that happened.