Greatest Duets of the 80s

Draco

The Top Ten

1 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin and George Michael

If it has George Michael in it, it has to be the best!

Two soul angels with fantastic voices

Still timeless and great beat

The best duet for me

V 4 Comments
2 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

3 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

4 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

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 Islands In the Stream - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
7 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

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 Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush
10 Easy Lover - Philip Bailey & Phil Collins

One of my favorites & an absolutely FABULOUS duet.

I ADORE this duet!

The Contenders

11 U Got the Look - Prince and Sheena Easton
12 The Next Time I Fall - Peter Cetera and Amy Grant
13 Yah Mo B There - James Ingram and Michael McDonald
14 Can't We Try - Dan Hill & Vonda Shepard
15 On My Own - Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
16 Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
17 It's Only Love - Bryan Adams & Tina Turner
18 Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
19 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

20 Surrender to Me - Ann Wilson and Robin Zander
21 Suddenly - Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard
22 Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
23 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
24 Dancing In the Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
25 You're a Friend of Mine - Clarence Clemons and Jackson Browne
26 Baby Come to Me - Patti Austin and James Ingram

The best!

27 Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
28 After All - Cher & Peter Cetera
29 Friends and Lovers - Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson
30 Almost Paradise - Ann Wilson & Mike Reno
31 Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
32 Leather and Lace - Stevie Nicks & Don Henley
33 Don't Fight It - Kenny Loggins & Steve Perry
34 Put a Little Love in Your Heart - Annie Lennox & Al Green
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

The Top Ten Best Duets Best Michael Jackson Duets of All Time Top 10 Male and Female Duets Top Ten Perfect Duets Top 10 Rock and Metal Duets of All Time

List Stats

100 votes
34 listings
2 years, 311 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Endless Love - Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
2. Say, Say, Say - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
3. Separate Lives - Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
Draco
1. Easy Lover - Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
2. Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush
3. U Got the Look - Prince and Sheena Easton
listfreak

WRemix
View All 4

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P