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Oddest Musical Pairings

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Oddest Musical Pairings

Oddest Musical Pairings

Oddest Musical Pairings

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If you've ever seen the infamous video of David Bowie's Christmastime duet with Bing Crosby, then you know musicians are capable of the most imaginative (and baffling) collaborations. Sometimes they do it for the money. Sometimes it's to reach an audience they otherwise might not reach. And sometimes it's out of sheer love for musical adventure. On this edition of All Songs Considered we look at odd pairings, some brilliant, and some just so very, very wrong. Host Bob Boilen talks with producer Robin Hilton, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson and All Songs summer intern Lindsay Sanchez about some of the odd pairings they've loved and loathed over the years.

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Oddest Musical Pairings

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Walk This Way

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Blue Water White Death

  • Song: Song For The Greater Jihad
  • by Blue Water White Death

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Walk This Way

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Missy Elliot ft. Nelly Furtado

  • Song: Get Ur Freak On
  • from Tomb Raider Soundtrack

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Tomb Raider Soundtrack
Album
Tomb Raider Soundtrack
Artist
Missy Elliot ft. Nelly Furtado
Released
2001

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Walk This Way

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan with Eddie Vedder

  • Song: The Face Of Love
  • from Dead Man Walking Soundtrack

Hear Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Eddie Vedder perform "The Face Of Love"

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Song
Dead Man Walking Soundtrack
Album
Dead Man Walking Soundtrack
Artist
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan with Eddie Vedder
Released
1997

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Walk This Way

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Run DMC And Aerosmith

  • Song: Walk This Way
  • from Raising Hell
  • by Run DMC And Aerosmith

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Song
Raising Hell
Album
Raising Hell
Artist
Run DMC And Aerosmith
Released
1986

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Common People

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William Shatner And Ben Folds

  • Song: Common People
  • from Has Been

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Has Been
Album
Has Been
Artist
William Shatner And Ben Folds
Released
2004

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Two Weeks Of Hip-Hop

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The Hood Internet

  • Song: Two Weeks Of Hip-Hop
  • from Mixtape Volume Four
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Walk This Way

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Laurie Anderson (with William S. Burroughs)

  • Song: Sharkey's Night
  • from Mister Heartbreak

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Song
Mister Heartbreak
Album
Mister Heartbreak
Artist
Laurie Anderson (with William S. Burroughs)
Released
1984

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Walk This Way

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (ft. Kylie Minogue)

  • Song: Where The Wild Roses Grow
  • from Murder Ballads

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Murder Ballads
Album
Murder Ballads
Artist
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (ft. Kylie Minogue)
Released
1996

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