11 Unexpected (But Awesome!) Collaborations

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Collaborations in the music world don’t always make sense.

Sometimes, the universe begs two likeminded artists to pair together and create gorgeous music together. But today, we’re looking at the opposite.

Here are eleven pairs of artists that don’t sound like likely collaborators on paper. But when placed in the studio together, something magical happens that defies expectations.

Here are 11 unexpected, yet awesome (or awesomely bizarre) collaborations:

11. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Phil Collins: “Home”

10. Public Enemy & Anthrax – “Bring The Noise”

9. Lou Reed & Metallica: “The View”

8. Cyndi Lauper & The Hives – “A Christmas Duel”

7. Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”

6. KRS-One & R.E.M. – “Radio Song”

5. Elton John & Eminem – “Stan”

4. David Bowie and Bing Crosby – “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”

3. Aretha Franklin & George Michael – “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”

2. Tina Turner & David Bowie – “Tonight”

And maybe the most unexpected of them all…

1. Eddie Murphy & Michael Jackson – “Whatzupwitu”

Which collaboration are you most shocked by? Let us know in the comments below!

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