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100 Greatest Music Duos

Greatest Music Duos

  1. The Everly Brothers ("Wake Up Little Susie" 1957)
  2. Simon & Garfunkel ("Bridge Over Troubled Water" 1970)
  3. Sam & Dave ("Hold On, I'm Comin" 1966)
  4. *Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough" 1968)
  5. Ike & Tina Turner ("It's Gonna Work Out Fine" 1960)
  6. Outkast ("Player's Ball" 1994)
  7. The Righteous Brothers ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" 1965)
  8. Shirley & Lee ("Let The Good Times Roll" 1956)
  9. Jan & Dean ("Surf City" 1963)
10. Eric B. & Rakim ("Follow The Leader" 1988)
11. Hall & Oates ("Maneater" 1982)
12. James & Bobby Purify ("I'm Your Puppet" 1965)
13. Steely Dan ("Do It Again" 1972)
14. Marvin & Johnny ("Tick Tock" 1954)
15. The Carpenters ("Close To You" 1970)
16. Les Paul & Mary Ford ("How High The Moon" 1951)
17. Mickey & Sylvia ("Love Is Strange" 1957)
18. Pete Johnson & Big Joe Turner ("Roll 'Em Pete" 1939)
19. Richard & Linda Thompson ("I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight" 1974)
20. The White Stripes ("Fell In Love With A Girl" 2001)
21. Don & Dewey ("Farmer John" 1958)
22. Sonny & Cher ("I Got You Babe" 1965)
23. Gene & Eunice ("Ko Ko Mo" 1954)
24. Roxette ("The Look" 1989)
25. Boogie Down Productions ("Love Gonna Getcha" 1990)
26. Ashford & Simpson ("Solid" 1984)
27. Pet Shop Boys ("West End Girls" 1986)
28. *Otis Redding & Carla Thomas ("Tramp" 1967)
29. Mobb Deep ("Shook Ones, Part Two" 1995)
30. Flo & Eddie ("Keep It Warm" 1976)
31. Eurythmics ("Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This" 1983)
32. *Jesse & Marvin ("Dream Girl" 1953)
33. Peter & Gordon ("A World Without Love" 1964)
34. *Brook Benton & Dinah Washington ("Baby You've Got What It Takes" 1959)
35. Mel & Tim ("Backfield In Motion" 1969)
36. Bob & Earl ("Harlem Shuffle" 1964)
37. The Brothers Johnson ("Strawberry Letter 23" 1977)
38. Air Supply ("The One That You Love" 1981)
39. Loggins & Messina ("Your Mama Don't Dance" 1972)
40. The Collins Kids ("Hoy Hoy" 1958)
41. EPMD ("Crossover" 1992)
42. The Sims Twins ("Soothe Me" 1963)
43. Robert & Johnny ("We Belong Together" 1957)
44. Tears For Fears ("Everybody Wants To Rule The World" 1985)
45. T-Rex ("Ride A White Swan" 1970)
46. Santo & Johnny ("Sleepwalk" 1959)
47. Kris Kross ("Jump" 1992)
48. Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford ("I Need Your Loving" 1962)
49. *Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ("Where Is The Love" 1972)
50. Johnnie & Joe ("Over The Mountain, Cross The Sea" 1957)
51. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince ("Summertime" 1991)
52. Savage Garden ("Truly Madly Deeply" - 1998)
53. Yarborough & Peoples ("Don't Stop The Music" 1980)
54. BeBe & CeCe Winans ("Addictive Love" 1991)
55. *Judy Clay & William Bell ("Private Number" 1968)
56. The Teen Queens ("Eddie My Love" 1955)
57. Inez & Charlie Foxx ("Mockingbird" 1963)
58. Seals & Crofts ("Summer Breeze" 1972)
59. *Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston ("It Takes Two" 1967)
60. The Blues Brothers ("Soul Man" 1978)
61. Brotherhood Creed ("Helluva" 1992)
62. *Larry Williams & Johnny Watson ("Mercy Mercy Mercy" 1967)
63. Womack & Womack ("Baby I'm Scared Of You" 1984)
64. Dick & Dee Dee ("The Mountain's High" 1961)
65. *Jerry Butler & Betty Everett ("Let It Be Me" 1964)
66. Eddie & Ernie ("Time Waits For No One" 1965)
67. Page & Plant ("Shining In The Light" 1998)
68. Maurice & Mac ("You Left The Water Running" 1968)
69. Billy & Lillie ("La Dee Dah" 1958)
70. The Knight Brothers ("Temptation Bout To Get Me" 1965)
71. Nice & Smooth ("Sometimes I Rhyme Slow" 1992)
72. Dale & Grace ("I'm Leaving It Up To You" 1963)
73. Wham!("Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" 1983)
74. Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson ("Lover's Holiday" 1968)
75. McFadden & Whitehead ("Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" 1979)
76. Ian & Sylvia ("You Were On My Mind" 1964)
77. Don & Juan ("What's Your Name" 1962)
78. The Wallace Brothers ("Lovers Prayer" 1964)
79. Evanescence ("My Immortal" 2003)
80. Tarheel Slim & Little Ann ("It's Too Late" 1959)
81. Paul & Paula ("Hey Paula" 1962)
82. *Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown ("Something You Got" 1965)
83. Skip & Flip ("Cherry Pie" 1960)
84. Rene & Angela ("Your Smile" 1986)
85. D-Train ("Something's On Your Mind" 1983)
86. Peaches & Herb ("Shake Your Groove Thing" 1979)
87. Das EFX ("They Want EFX" 1992)
88. Indigo Girls("Closer To The Fire" 1989)
89. Nelson ("Love And Affection" 1990)
90. Bell & James ("Livin It Up - Friday Night" 1978)
91. *James Ingram & Patti Austin ("How Do You Keep The Music Playing" 1983)
92. Joe & Ann ("Gee Baby" 1960)
93. Erasure ("Chains Of Love" 1988)
94. England Dan & John Ford Coley ("I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" 1976)
95. Kid 'N Play ("Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody" 1991)
96. Communards ("Don't Leave Me This Way" 1987)
97. *Etta & Harvey ("If I Can't Have You" 1960)
98. PM Dawn ("Set Adrift On A Memory Of Bliss" 1991)
99. Charlie & Ray ("I Love You Madly" 1954)
100. The Buggles ("Video Killed The Radio Star" 1981)

14 More Worth Mentioning

101. *Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. ("You Don't Have To Be A Star" 1976)
102. Willy & Ruth ("Love Me" 1954)
103. Chad & Jeremy ("A Summer Song" 1965)
104. *Rufus & Carla ("Night Time Is The Right Time" 1964)
105. Wendy & Lisa ("Waterfall" 1987)
106. Bruce & Terry ("Custom Machine" 1964)
107. Ron-Dels ("If You Really Want Me" 1965)
108. *Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto ("In The Basement" 1965)
109. Mr. Airplane Man ("How Long" 2004)
110. *Graham Nash & David Crosby ("Immigration Man" 1972)
111. Gene & Debbie ("Playboy" 1968)
112. Soul Sisters ("I Can't Stand It" 1964)
113. Spring ("It's Like Heaven" 1973)
114. Kalin Twins ("When" 1958)


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Last Updated: 2005-04-03
Newly added names are in Red

Criteria: The greatest recording duos in rock and rock-related musical styles in terms of musical output. It does not consider "one-time only" recording duos, or those credited to one name and "featuring" the other name, only those with a track record as partners with multiple singles or a full-length album together.

(Artists who also recorded simultaneously as individual solo artists are denoted by an *.)