Greatest Duets of the 80s


The Top Ten

1 Endless Love - Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

Lionel Richie's Debut single, this number 1 single with Diana Ross is considered one of the greatest duets of all time. This single also marked the way for Richie's soon to be major success. - Draco

2 Say, Say, Say - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

McCartney and Jackson took home the trophy with this number 1 hit single. With a creative music video and major mainstream success, this song topped charts in many countries including the US. - Draco

3 Separate Lives - Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin

Following the success of "Easy Lover " with Philip Bailey, Collins made the megahit "Separate Lives" for the movie "White Nights" with Marilyn Martin. The single reached number 1 off the Billboard Hot 100. - Draco

I really love this song. - Britgirl

4 Islands In the Stream - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
5 (I've Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Even though the two singer s weren't so big in the 80's, this duet was the headline single off the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack. It toped the Billboard Hot 100 and won the film "Dirty Dancing" an Academy Award for "Best Original Song" - Draco

6 Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

A simple but amazing duet, McCartney scores another decade - defining duet (the first being Say Say Say) with the R&B superstar Stevie Wonder, this duet topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weejs, the longest for both singers - Draco

7 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin and George Michael
8 I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett

One of the five number ones off of Michael Jackson's album Bad, this megahit used Jackson's raw vocal talent with Siedah Garrett's to make this legendary love balled. - Draco

9 The Next Time I Fall - Peter Cetera and Amy Grant
10 On My Own - Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald

The Contenders

11 Can't We Try - Dan Hill & Vonda Shepard
12 Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush
13 Barcelona - Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé

Originally released as a single in 1987, it was also on the second and final solo album recorded by Mercury (Barcelona,1988). - Metal_Treasure

14 Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
15 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
16 U Got the Look - Prince and Sheena Easton
17 Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
18 Baby Come to Me - Patti Austin and James Ingram

The best!

19 Almost Paradise - Ann Wilson & Mike Reno
20 Surrender to Me - Ann Wilson and Robin Zander
21 Easy Lover - Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
22 Yah Mo B There - James Ingram and Michael McDonald
23 Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
24 Leather and Lace - Stevie Nicks & Don Henley
25 Don't Fight It - Kenny Loggins & Steve Perry
26 It's Only Love - Bryan Adams & Tina Turner
27 Dancing In the Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
28 You're a Friend of Mine - Clarence Clemons and Jackson Browne
29 Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
30 After All - Cher & Peter Cetera
31 Put a Little Love in Your Heart - Annie Lennox & Al Green
32 Suddenly - Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard
33 Friends and Lovers - Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson
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