Most Unlikely Musical Collaborations that Actually Happened

Which collaboration was the most unexpected? If you know more artists that collaborated that you thought were unexpected, you may add them here.

The Top Ten

Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney (FourFiveSeconds) Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney (FourFiveSeconds) Cover Art

It was just okay I didn't find it to be that unlikely because I know that kanye and paul had planned on making stuff together so I guess it was expected

This song is the worst Paul McCartney song ever written.

Very disappointing, Mr Fab McCartney

Paul, I—

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

Nelly and Tim McGraw (Over and Over)

How was this not on here? - DaWyteNight

The Jacksons and Mick Jagger (State of Shock) The Jacksons and Mick Jagger (State of Shock) Cover Art
Three 6 Mafia and Ke$ha (Slow Motion)
Lil Wayne and Weezer (Can't Stop Partying) Lil Wayne and Weezer (Can't Stop Partying) Cover Art

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

Sting and Shaggy (Don’t Make Me Wait)
Bono and Frank Sinatra (I've Got You Under My Skin) Bono and Frank Sinatra (I've Got You Under My Skin) Cover Art
Slayer and Atari Teenage Riot (No Remorse (I Wanna Die)) Slayer and Atari Teenage Riot (No Remorse (I Wanna Die)) Cover Art

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

Mariah Carey and Ol Dirty Bastard (Fantasy)

There are certain things that might be great on their own, but...just don't go together. This was the beginning of Mariah's downfall. Nobody wanted to hear a singer who is normally singing ballads with heavy vocal acrobatics collaborating with one of the Wu Tang members on a song. - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

Aerosmith and Run - D.M.C. (Walk This Way) Aerosmith and Run - D.M.C. (Walk This Way) Cover Art

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

Nicole Scherzinger and Sting (Power's Out)

Nicole who asked you to collab with trash like Sting? I actually like Nicole scherzinger but this was disappointing. - AlphaQ

Lol how is Sting trash though? I don't even listen to him like that but he isn't trash. He was in the Police. - DaWyteNight

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

Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy (Whatzupwitu)

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

Fall Out Boy and Elton John (Save Rock and Roll) Fall Out Boy and Elton John (Save Rock and Roll) Cover Art
Nickelback and Flo Rida (Got Me Runnin' 'Round)

And it was predictably bad... - AlphaQ

Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar (Bad Blood) Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar (Bad Blood) Cover Art
Metallica and Lou Reed (Lulu)

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

David Bowie and Bing Crosby (The Little Drummer Boy)
Kendrick Lamar and SZA (All the Stars)

Eh, they both have some similarity so I don't think it was that unlikely. - AlphaQ

Not that unlikely compared to Kendrick and Rihanna. - DaWyteNight

Katy Perry and Lil Yachty (Chained to the Rhythm Remix)

The song already sucked, don't make it more horrid! - AlphaQ

Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna (Loyalty)

Worst Kendrick song - DaWyteNight

Lil Wyte and Josey Scott (Crazy)

Who knew Lil Wyte could make a good rock song, most rappers can't do that (Lil Wayne, I'm looking at you!) - DaWyteNight

Wale, Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco (Poor Decisions)
Michael Bublé and Reese Witherspoon (Something Stupid)

I did not even know that Reese Witherspoon was a singer. - Powell

Don't Call Me Angel (Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana del Rey)
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