Most Unlikely Musical Collaborations that Actually Happened

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The Top Ten

1 Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney (FourFiveSeconds) Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney (FourFiveSeconds)

Very disappointing, Mr Fab McCartney - Metal_Treasure

Paul, I— - Misfire

2 The Jacksons and Mick Jagger (State of Shock) The Jacksons and Mick Jagger (State of Shock)
3 Metallica And Ja Rule (We Did It Again) Metallica And Ja Rule (We Did It Again)

I never thought Metallica would collaborate with a rapper.

Yes, this was surprising - styLIShT

Surprising AND awful, I have to add. Metallica went from thrash to trash... it's so painful because I am a Metallica fan. - Metal_Treasure

4 Bono and Frank Sinatra (I've Got You Under My Skin)
5 Lil Wayne and Weezer (Can't Stop Partying)

What?!? I can't believe it - Metal_Treasure

Oh yeah, Weezer and Weezy in a song together. It's as bad as it sounds. - cjWriter1997

What?!? - 150040

6 Nelly and Tim McGraw (Over and Over)

How was this not on here? - DaWyteNight

7 Three 6 Mafia and Ke$ha (Slow Motion)
8 Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy (Whatzupwitu) Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy (Whatzupwitu)

I didn't even know Eddie Murphy was a singer until I saw this. - TheFourthWorld

9 Fall Out Boy and Elton John (Save Rock and Roll)
10 Aerosmith and Run - D.M.C. (Walk This Way)

This was better than I expected. I liked it. - Metal_Treasure

The Newcomers

? Michael Bublé and Reese Witherspoon (Something Stupid)

The Contenders

11 Sting and Shaggy (Don’t Make Me Wait) Sting and Shaggy (Don’t Make Me Wait)
12 Slayer and Atari Teenage Riot (No Remorse (I Wanna Die))

It's as bad as it sounds - I can use part of the title to describe it: you may wanna die after hearing the song, esp. if you are a metalhead. - Metal_Treasure

13 Mariah Carey and Ol Dirty Bastard (Fantasy)
14 Nicole Scherzinger and Sting (Power's Out)

This was...disappointing to say the least, I mean for one there was autotune on Sting's voice but what can you expect from a song written by The-Dream? He autotunes everybody even if they don't need it. - DaWyteNight

15 Nickelback and Flo Rida (Got Me Runnin' 'Round) Nickelback and Flo Rida (Got Me Runnin' 'Round)
16 Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar (Bad Blood)
17 Metallica and Lou Reed (Lulu) Metallica and Lou Reed (Lulu)

That's a whole album and not only one song, and it was bad... - Metal_Treasure

18 David Bowie and Bing Crosby (The Little Drummer Boy) David Bowie and Bing Crosby (The Little Drummer Boy)
19 Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna (Loyalty)

Worst Kendrick song - DaWyteNight

20 Celine Dion and R. Kelly (I'm Your Angel)
21 Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Big Sean (Feels)

What makes this very unlikely is because Katy Perry and Calvin Harris had a feud. I'm glad they decided to stop it and collaborate with this song. - TheFourthWorld

22 Death Grips and Les Claypool (More Than The Fairy) Death Grips and Les Claypool (More Than The Fairy)
23 Dirtyphonics and Sullivan King (Vantablack) Dirtyphonics and Sullivan King (Vantablack)

As different as chalk and cheese, but they really complement each other. - PositronWildhawk

24 deadmau5 and Armin van Buuren (Let Them Know) deadmau5 and Armin van Buuren (Let Them Know)
25 Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and Future and James Blake (King's Dead) Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and Future and James Blake (King's Dead)

I was not expecting an amazing post-dubstep artist like James Blake to be on this modern rap track that became a meme - 445956

I mean its really future's fault this song sucks. Jay Rock and Kendrick were both pretty strong on this song. - 4our2wen0ty

26 Henry Rollins with Chuck D (Rise Above) Henry Rollins with Chuck D (Rise Above)
27 Kendrick Lamar and SZA (All the Stars) Kendrick Lamar and SZA (All the Stars)

Not that unlikely compared to Kendrick and Rihanna. - DaWyteNight

28 Carrie Underwood and Ludacris (The Champion)
29 Florida Georgia Line and Nelly (Cruise)
30 Katy Perry and Lil Yachty (Chained to the Rhythm Remix)
31 Lil Wyte and Josey Scott (Crazy)
32 Kanye West and Adam Levine (Heard 'Em Say)
33 Wale, Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco (Poor Decisions)
34 Skrillex and The Doors (Breakn A Sweat)
35 Billy Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones (Silver Haired Daddy of Mine)

It has to be heard to be believed. They have recorded album together (Foreverly) Listen to it; it's a truly stunning vocal chill-out. Seriously!

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List StatsCreated 3 Apr 2018
Updated 6 Dec 2019

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney (FourFiveSeconds)
2. Fall Out Boy and Elton John (Save Rock and Roll)
3. Bono and Frank Sinatra (I've Got You Under My Skin)
Misfire
1. Bono and Frank Sinatra (I've Got You Under My Skin)
2. Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy (Whatzupwitu)
3. Fall Out Boy and Elton John (Save Rock and Roll)
TheFourthWorld
1. Slayer and Atari Teenage Riot (No Remorse (I Wanna Die))
2. Metallica And Ja Rule (We Did It Again)
3. Lil Wayne and Weezer (Can't Stop Partying)
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