7 Awesome (and Unlikely!) Duets

There’s something special about two voices come together to share a song. Sometimes, even the most unimaginable pairs can make the most amazing music! Here are 7 of the best unlikely duets.  

1. Duets: Tony & Christina

Tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera

Singing legend Tony Bennett recently teamed up with Christina Aguilera to remake the classic song, “Steppin' Out With My Baby,” on Tony’s upcoming album Viva Duets (October 22, 2012). This new record focuses on the Latin music community, and features artists such as: Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Gloria Estefan, Romeo Santos, Thalia, Christina Aguilera and many more. Besides recording with Bennett, Aguilera has also performed with the award-winning singer live on Bennett’s NBC special in 2006, and on the 2007 Emmy Awards.

2. Duets: Whitney & Enrique

Enrique Iglesias and Whitney Houston

Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias, and the late Whitney Houston, teamed up back in 2000 for a steamy duet called, “Could I Have This Kiss Forever.” The two came together to record the song, following a conversation Enrique had with record executive Clive Davis. “Me and Clive were talking about this song that I'd heard a demo of and loved,” Iglesias explained. “And he says, ‘Why don't you do it with Whitney?’ So we did, and it turned out fantastic. Clive was very nice about letting Whitney sing with me.”

3. Duets: Ricky & Joss

Ricky Martin and Joss Stone

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin teamed up with British soul singer Joss Stone back in 2010, for the song “The Best Thing About Me Is You.”  Stone was somewhat awestruck to work with the Latin singer and described him as physically gorgeous, as well as a lovely person. “He totally welcomed me into his home with open arms,” she said. The song showcases both of their voices beautifully and has a great vibe to it!  

4. Duets: Beyonce & Shakira

Beyonce and Shakira

Two of music’s sexiest singers joined forces back in 2007 for the hot song, “Beautiful Liar.” The song is the perfect mix of R&B and Latin music, which allows both of the singers to shine. “I’ve always loved her and I’ve always wanted to work with her and the song fits perfectly,” Beyonce said in regards to working with Shakira. “It basically talks about two women; the same guy is trying to get at both of them but instead of them fighting, they’re saying, ‘He’s a beautiful liar, lets not fight, lets stick together...forget him!’ I think it’s a great concept.”

5. Duets: Demi & Jason

Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo

Pop singer Demi Lovato recently joined forces with R&B singer Jason Derulo for the song “Together,” on her latest album Unbroken.  “She's an absolute sweetheart. We always have a good time together. She's a good friend of mine,” Derulo said of working with Lovato. The X Factor judge has also been feeling some “duet” pressure from Simon Cowell who recently said he wants to see Demi and fellow judge Britney Spears sing together. “I want to see a Demi-Britney duet!” Why not?

6. Duets: Gloria & Joe

Gloria Estefan and Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas and Gloria Estefan came together on stage to sing, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” by The Police, on the CW reality singing competition The Next. This unlikely pairing was a crowd favorite with many people loving their unique rendition.

7. Duets: Selena & Selena

Selena Gomez and Selena Quintanilla

Selena Gomez paid tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla by recording a duet to the song, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Gomez added her vocals to an already recorded version of Quintanilla’s. “She did an amazing job,” Selena’s brother, A.B. Quintanilla said. “She was named after my sister. That’s pretty awesome. Selena with Selena.” For Selena Gomez, recording the duet was a dream come true. “I was completely honored when they asked me to be on the tribute CD and when I went into the studio to record they actually had her vocals in the booth that she was in, so I felt like she was singing right next to me,” Gomez said. “It gave me chills! It was incredible and it was a great experience and it was a great song.”