So many co-sung tunes are a man and a woman trading bars about love and heartbreak, but only a handful of them have enough tone, intent, content, and chemistry to resonate. Here are 20 of the most memorable. Talk about the pathos of thug love: On this NYC mixtape hit, Mashonda and Jadakiss embodied the pain felt by drug dealers and the women who love them. Ne-Yo and the Barbadian dynamo trade off lines about being crazy in love — in the bad way, alas — and the way their voices soar and blend is enough to make one hope that they eventually figure out a way to work things out, or at least duet again. One of the most substantial love tracks in the entirety of the new wave catalogue, its phrasing and story is so Eighties downtown New York that it's amazing Human League were British. Susan Ann Sulley, just 17 at the time she cut this classic, responds in kind.
From Dolly and Sheryl to Holly and Jess, here's a toast to the sisterhood of song.
100+ Best Karaoke Songs of All Time
Was there a more seminal Year of the Diva than ? That's when VH1 introduced its popular " Divas Live " franchise, uber-divas Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston recorded together for the first time, and a fast-rising actress named Jennifer Lopez graced the cover of this very magazine's own Diva Issue on the eve of her soon-to-be massive music career. Just two weeks after its release on May 19, the song rocketed to No. To celebrate the two decades of divadom since "The Boy Is Mine," we've put together a ranking of the 20 best diva collabs of the past 20 years — as well as wag a well-manicured finger at the five worst sorry, Shakira! Before we dig in, a few ground rules: no boys allowed, no girl groups, each diva must sing or rap a verse of their own, and the collab must stack up against each participant's own solo work. So call your stylist, make sure you didn't accidentally wear the same dress , and dive into our divine diva rankings. Charli XCX may have assembled an impressive male lineup in her video for "Boys. This highlight from her December mixtape Pop2 is an appropriately named showcase for Charli's brain-invading hooks, and brings out the best of her Scandinavian cohorts along the way. Aguilera's album Stripped celebrated the complexities of young womanhood — the "Beautiful," the "Dirrty," and everything in between.
One big name on a red-hot hit is great, but sometimes two superstar voices come together in an inspired pairing that is truly special. With Valentine's Day's celebration of couples in mind, our experts dove into over 50 years of Hot hits to single out the biggest songs by two singers to ever hit the chart. So grab a box of chocolates, dim the lights, cozy up to that special someone and turn up the speakers as we count down the hottest duets of all time. This chart is comprised only of songs where two singers share equal vocal duties on the track. Ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot since the chart launched in August Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. Text by Keith Caulfield, M. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from the past 52 years, earlier time frames were each weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those decades and the turnover rates that have occurred since the advent of Nielsen Music data. I'm Your Angel R. Released in , the single reached No.
Karaoke night is here! Successful karaoke comes down to knowing your vocal range, warming up properly, and of course, knowing the song! The good news is that if you get a handle on a handful of popular karaoke songs , you can shine on virtually any karaoke stage. The most memorable karaoke moments come from performers who are passionate and have a connection to the song that they are singing. Whether you want a performance that is humorous or heartfelt, this guide will help you make the most of your karaoke experience. Read on to find out how to pick the perfect tune and prepare for the show! Curious how lessons work? Sign up for more information about our private lessons. Submit Sign up successful. Before you hit the stage, I recommend having a few songs in mind.