With a whopping 6.6 billion streams to her name, Anne-Marie is one of the UK’s most exciting pop stars right now. She first came to our attention in 2016 with her feature on Clean Bandit’s smash hit song ‘Rockabye.’ Since then, she has supported Ed Sheeran on his 2017 Divide Tour and made a name for herself with bangers like ‘2002’ and ‘Ciao Adios.’ Honestly, if you’re not stanning Anne-Marie then we don’t know what you’re doing.
Throughout her career, Anne-Marie has consistently reminded us that she is the queen of collaborations. From songs like ‘I Just Called’ with NEIKED and Latto, to ‘Don’t Play’ with KSI and Digital Farm Animals, we adore Anne-Marie’s ability to work so seamlessly with other artists. So, we’re here today to round up a few of our all-time favorite Anne-Marie collabs and to prove that Anne-Marie is, in fact, the reigning queen of collaborations.
‘PSYCHO’ Ft. Aitch
Anne-Marie first teased this song on TikTok in June and we have seriously been on the edge of our seats waiting for her to drop the full song. Finally released on September 15th, the lyrics of ‘PSYCHO’ discuss the idea of finding out that a partner is cheating on you with multiple people while claiming that their exes are psychotic. When describing ‘the song’PSYCHO’, Anne-Marie stated:
“This song was inspired by personal experience. I was once in a situation where the guy I was seeing was gaslighting me when I suspected he was cheating on me, which he was (total mug)! It wasn’t ok and I called him out. This one’s for everyone out there who’s been in the same situation.”
Anne-Marie was joined on this song by Aitch, a young British rapper who has skyrocketed in popularity due to songs like ‘Kiesha & Becky’ and ‘Baby’ as well as his features on songs like ‘Take Me Back To London’ by Ed Sheeran. Already garnering over a billion streams and over 5 million worldwide record sales, Aitch is definitely one to keep your eye on!
‘Kiss My (Uh-Oh)’ – Anne-Marie And Little Mix
‘Kiss My (Uh-Oh)’ was released in July 2021 as the fourth single from Anne-Marie’s sophomore album Therapy. This was the final single that the Little Mix girls collaborated on before the beginning of their hiatus in early 2022 and we think that it may be one of the most memorable collaborations they ever worked on. Described as an electropop song with calypso influences, the single discusses the idea of leaving a toxic relationship and feeling a sense of liberation or freedom. This collaboration was made even more iconic by the music video they released with the single. Paying homage to the 2011 movie Bridesmaids, the video shows Anne-Marie and Little Mix at a bachelorette party that looks both very chaotic and very fun. Seriously, where can we get invited to the next Little Mix and Anne-Marie party??
‘Our Song’ – Anne-Marie And Niall Horan
Now, this is an iconic pairing. ‘Our Song’ was released in May 2021 and was everything we could have possibly wanted from an Anne-Marie and Niall Horan collaboration. Lyrically, the song discusses the idea of a specific song reminding them of an ex after a breakup, discussing how they find it difficult to stay mad at their ex when that song is playing because it just makes them feel so nostalgic. Weaving together their vocals in a way that feels seamless, the two singers were able to create a soft and melodic song that truly showcases their impressive vocal capabilities. This collaboration is made even more lovable when you consider the fact that Anne-Marie and Niall are actually really good friends and have done multiple hilarious interviews together since releasing the single. What a great duo!
‘Friends’ – Marshmello And Anne-Marie
Like ‘Rockabye,’ ‘Friends’ is another one of Anne-Marie’s most successful collaborations. Discussing the act of “friend-zoning” someone, ‘Friends’ is a catchy and addictive EDM pop song that you simply won’t be able to get out of your head. Anne-Marie delivers a vocal performance that feels both strong and confident to perfectly encapsulate the feeling of frustration and anger that comes from repeatedly friend-zoning and rejecting someone. This idea is reflected in the music video, where we see Anne-Marie at a sleepover and being consistently approached by Marshmello and having to keep rejecting his advances. Currently amassing over 940 million views, its a super fun music that you’re not going to want to miss out on.
‘f*ck, i’m lonely’ – Lauv Ft. Anne-Marie
‘f*ck, i’m lonely’ is the second track from Lauv’s ~How I’m Feeling~ album and was released as the fourth single, following on from ‘Sad Forever’ and preceding ‘Feelings.’ ‘f*ck, i’m lonely’ has a fairly self-explanatory meaning, discussing the idea of missing someone from a past relationship and feeling lonely without them. This song perfectly captures the quirkier and fun vibe that Lauv and Anne-Marie often go for in their individual discographies, its instrumentation creating a fun and upbeat atmosphere whilst still maintaining a sense of melancholy and longing through the lyrics. Like Anne-Marie, Lauv is also incredibly good at collaborating with other artists, notably pairing with artists like BTS, Troye Sivan, and Julia Michaels. We think, however, that this may be our personal favorite Lauv collaboration to date.