Best male/female love song duet

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  1. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
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    Mar 29, 2003
    Washington D.C/Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Which is the best love song duet.

    Honorable mentions: Always (Atlantic Starr), If I never knew you (Jon Secada, Shanice), Don't go breaking my heart (Elton John..?)
     
  2. dearprudence

    dearprudence Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Chi-town
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would be Elton John & KiKi Dee (spelling?).

    What about the remix of "Unforgettable" with Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole?
     
  3. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What no Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford?
     
  4. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    What about the ultimate duet combo of all time, Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, most notably "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "You're All I Need To Get By"?

    And for pure cheese, "You're The One I Want" from Grease.
     
  5. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
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    Mar 29, 2003
    Washington D.C/Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Skipshady,
    I considered "You're the one I Want" but it seemed kinda silly to include.

    You are absolutely right though about Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, slipped my mind. I would
    replace Jerry Butler and Betty Everett with them.

    Honeychile,
    I never really liked Natalie's time macine duet with her father. Don't know, just seemed kinda of disjointed to me.
     
  6. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    she should imprisoned forever for doing that, what a cheesy woman




    oh thaaaaat seemed silly? LOL - you're an alright dude jon... but these are about the most piss poor choices ever seen on a BS poll



    skipshady knows what time it is



    and how about 'leather and lace' stevie nicks and don henley or 'stop draggin' my heart around' by miss stevie and tom petty
     
  7. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC STILL USOC Champs
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    No, she should be shot. Too much of the taxpayers' dollars to imprison her.

    Great calls. L & L was the wake-up song on my alarm clock one day last week.


    I'll submit a few offerings in no particular order. Some of these tunes have enough cheese to raise your cholesterol to toxic levels, and some barely make the "love" category, but here goes...

    1. The Closer I Get To You- Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway

    2. Separate Lives- Phil Collins and someone (can't remember who)

    3. Fire & Desire- Teena Marie & Rick James

    4. You Don't Bring Me Flowers- Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond

    5. Suddenly- Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard

    6. It's Only Love (And That's All)- Tina Turner & Bryan Adams

    7. The Chain- Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham (yeah, it's a Fleetwood Mac song, but they did the vox)
     
  8. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    Everyone one of the songs listed is steeped in cheese.

    Of course, it's Marvin and Tammy, nobody's better. After that it's Iggy Pop and that chick from the B-52's doing "Candy". Now, that was a badass song.
     
  9. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't much care for those things, but if I had to choose, I'd go with the Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire, "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off." You know the one,

    I say potato, you say po-tah-to
     
  10. Dolemite

    Dolemite Member+

    Apr 2, 2001
    East Bay, Ca
    hmmm...... just for sheets and giggles i'll nominate "islands in the stream" by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
     
  11. phats_away

    phats_away Member

    Jul 28, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga
    you're all i need by method man w/ mary j. blige
     
  12. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Assuming that this thread deserves to be taken seriously... :rolleyes:

    -- "Fairytale Of New York", Shane McGowan (Pogues) & Kirsty MacColl. I will argue to the death that is a love song, damnit.

    -- "Bonnie & Clyde", Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot; nicely covered by Dean Wareham (Luna) & Latitia Sadler (Stereolab) -- the bass line on this just breathes sexuality.

    -- "Kingdom Of Rain", Matt Johnson (The The) & Sinead O'Connor. Along with the duet with the aforementioned Shane McGowan on "Haunted", IMO this is among Sinead's best work.

    -- "In A Lonely Place", Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens) and Suzanne Vega. This is just the first song that popped into my head when I saw the title of the thread.

    -- "Don't Give Up", Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush. See "FoNY" above for note. Really, the duet that Peter was doing with Tracy Chapman on the Amnesty tour is better since she's got such a totally different voice that it sounded more honest. But the song's still very good.
     
  13. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    1-i've never heard that done as a duet but that is a great song

    2-UGH i hate kate bush!!
     
  14. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard New Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    London
    There's a track on the Mary Chapin Carpenter CD Come On Come On which I really like. It's a duet with Joe Duffy, I think, but the title of the song escapes me.

    I'll nominate that one, can someone tell me what it's called?
     
  15. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
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    Mar 29, 2003
    Washington D.C/Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Very good choice that I forgot all about.
     
  16. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    ooh! how 'bout "paradise by the dashboard light" by meatloaf and karla devito(?)
     
  17. Scoey

    Scoey Member

    Oct 1, 1999
    Portland
    Sweet merciful crap, am I the first to mention "Je T'Aime", by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birken? Probably the most erotic song ever recorded. If you don't have it in your personal collection, you're not a complete human being. I'm serious. Get this song, and your life will be better. All of you. Now.
     
  18. Ellison

    Ellison Member

    Jan 11, 2000
    New Jersey
    Meth and Mary J. - All I Need
     
  19. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Amen. So good it was banned.


    That said, I don't think we have to include this song by Serge and Charlotte Gainsbourg in this category. A love duet it may indeed be, but Charlotte Gainsbourg was his daughter. And she was 14 years old at the time.
     
  20. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    I would be very glad if i never had to listen to any song from this poll again (at least the ones i know, but the others probably too).

    And i nominate Suite Sister Mary by Queensrÿche and Pamela Moore.
     
  21. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Aw, Alex come on! Sing it with me.
    Reunited and it feels so good
    Reunited 'cause we understood
    There's one perfect fit
    And, sugar, this one is it
    We both are so excited 'cause we're reunited, hey, hey
     
  22. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
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    Mar 29, 2003
    Washington D.C/Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Dang it... I can't read French and I am not about to ask mom or dad (both who speak French) to translate.
     
  23. dearprudence

    dearprudence Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Chi-town
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Someone else called it cheesy.

    I totally agree with that, because it was too creepy, singing "with" your dead father. BUT! Y'all never heard Cougar Jim & I belt it out!

    Fairly decent for blue-eyed soul, if the crowd is any indication. :D
     
  24. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reunion. Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Lucinda Williams (On Gilmore's Spinning Round the Sun)

    From Obie
    I guess that is a love song, isn't it? Nice call.
     
  25. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    This was the 1st song I thought of too. A typical(?) Irish love story.

    Another contender - "Sometimes Always" Jim Reid of the Jesus & Mary Chain and Hope Sandoval.
     

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