One-Click Wonder: The Odd Couples
Sunday 15 February 2009
According to reports from last week’s Grammy Awards, Paris Hilton has begged Sir Paul McCartney to record a song with her. As you ponder that tantalising, if unlikely, prospect, here are some other duets forged in musical hell...
Sly Stallone/Dolly Parton
The finale of best-forgotten musical comedy Rhinestone saw its odd-couple leads engaged in a horrific country hoedown, with a slurring, hollering Stallone proving himself the ultimate vocal-killing machine
Mick Jagger/David Bowie
The rock icons’ camp cover of Martha and The Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" was bad enough without a video which had them prancing about like ageing, ADHD-inflicted kids’ TV presenters.
Kate Moss/Primal Scream
Taking on Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra's "Some Velvet Morning", the Screamsters and their supermodel buddy turned the beguiling original into a vacuous piece of faux-erotic electro-funk.
Glenn Hoddle/Chris Waddle
Assuming the moniker "Glenn and Chris" as well as some natty Miami Vice-style suits, this footballing pair made a bizarre shot at chart glory in 1987 with second division synth-pop single "White Diamonds".
No stranger to dodgy collaborations, Macca hit a nadir with Motown legend Wonder on 1982’s "Ebony and Ivory", a mawkish plea for racial tolerance encased in a stupendously trite, piano-themed metaphor.
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