Friday, September 26, 2014

Musical Collaborations I Love

I love a good musical collaboration. Like, REALLY love. Honestly some of my favorite sing/dance along songs are musical collaborations between a couple of different artists. Maybe it's just the idea of having a song full of talent or maybe it's the idea that these people actually got together to sing (am I just imagining that or does it really happen?) but musical collaborations (henceforth collabs) are right up my alley!

Some of my favorites are: (also I apologize that a few of these songs are a bit overly sexual..but they are still great!)

Lady Marmalade - Missy Elliot, Li'l Kim, Pink, Mya, Christina Aguilera
Seriously, one of my all-time favorites. This has some of the greatest talent of my generation in it. And Christina in this song? Slay.

Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
The first time I heard this song I loved it. And I can't stop listening to it. I'm not tired of it yet and I don't think I ever will.

Shake Ya Tailfeather - Nelly, Murphy Lee and P. Diddy
Dang this song is old. I still like it though.

Beat It - Fall Out Boy & John Mayer
Okay, I know I will catch some flack for not posting the original. The original is great...however, I wasn't really raised on MJ and he was a little bit before my time when his good stuff came out. The 90s stuff...meh. But I digress. I like this harder version of the original that Fall Out Boy does and the fact that the legendary solo is given to John Mayer (who is actually a really good guitar player) is even better!

This is a great one. It's not one of my favorites, but deserves to be on the list if only for the CRAZY amount of musical talent included. This is We are the World...the version done 4 years ago in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Do yourself a favor and watch this video. See how many artists you can name. There are singers, rappers and musicians from every musical genre and it's a great version of Michael Jackson's original. 

Did you spy all of the artists? I saw Nicole Scherzinger, Fergie, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Julianne Hough, Randy Jackson, Mary Mary, Bebo Norman, Akon, Li'l Wayne, P.Diddy, Kanye, Snoop, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Nettles, Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett, Jamie Fox, Josh Groban, Adam Levine, Pink, Usher, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Toni Braxton, the other guy from Sugarland, Ann Wilson, Orianthi, Zac Brown, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Santana, various Jacksons, Justin Bieber, The Beach Boys, India Arie, Katherine McPhee, Robin Thicke, Loretta Lynn, Harry Connick Jr., Jason Mraz, LL Cool J, Will I Am, Faith Evans, Jordin Sparks, the lead singer from The Fray (what's his name??) and some obviously Haitian guy that I can't figure out. WHEW! And that's just the ones I could pick out. Can you imagine being in that room with all of these people in it? The sheer amount of talent would be blinding, I'm sure. But I'm kind of a music maybe that's only cool to me. 

Do you enjoy musical collabs? :)

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