6 Unusual Musical Collaborations We Never Could Have Expected
From Linkin Park and Jay-Z, to Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, who would have thought these musical matches would work so well?
Some musical collaborations are obvious: Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Rihanna and Drake, Britney and Madonna, hello. Then there are some that no one could predict - let alone assume that they would work so well together - but as our six chosen tracks prove, sometimes opposites really do attract.
‘Numb/Encore’ – Linkin Park ft. Jay-Z
Not only did Linkin Park work on this song with Jay-Z, but they made the whole Collision Course album, which hit number one on the Billboard 200. ‘Numb/Encore’ even earned the gang a Grammy.
'Just One Yesterday' – Fall Out Boy ft. Foxes
Having lured everyone into thinking she was an EDM princess, even winning a Grammy for her work with Zedd on ‘Clarity’, Foxes then went on to feature on this Fall Out Boy track. Weird, but Pete Wentz was a big fan of Foxes’ own single ‘Youth’, and it all went from there.
'The Lady Is A Tramp' – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
We’ve only just got gotten used to Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga working together on everything from their album Cheek To Cheek, to their upcoming New Year’s Eve performance, at The Cosmopolitan casino in Vegas.
'Princess Of China' – Coldplay ft. Rihanna
Chris Martin and RiRi don’t seem to have much in common, but musically they’re oh-so-harmonious, with ‘Princess Of China’ reaching the number four spot in the Official UK Singles Chart back in 2012.
'T.H.E' – will.i.am ft. Jennifer Lopez & Mick Jagger
will.i.am and J-Lo we get, but add Mick Jagger into the mix and you’ve got one slightly odd trio, that still managed to hit number three in the Official UK Singles Chart in 2011.
'Stan' - Eminem ft. Elton John
After various run-ins with gay rights groups, Eminem shocked us all by having Elton John join him on stage at the 2006 Grammy Awards, for this performance of ‘Stan’.