One of our favorite things here at THP is collabs. Nothing is better than seeing some of our favorite artists get together to record a song together. These songs are always bops, and it’s easy to see why. But it seems that lately some of our favorites are upping the game even more with their collabs. One trend we’ve noticed in the past few years is current-day musicians collabing with music icons from the past and we truly cannot get enough of it.
From Elton John and Britney Spears to Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson, we’ve taken the time to list out 10 of our favorite collabs between current stars and music icons. These are songs we just haven’t been able to stop listening to since they dropped!
‘Hold Me Closer’ Elton John and Britney Spears
Okay, the hive was buzzing when we saw the announcement for this song. Not only were we finally getting a new song from Britney Spears, but pop music icon Elton John was a part of it as well! This song, which remixed an Elton John classic definitely lived up to our expectations and we cannot get it out of our heads.
‘Perfect Symphony’ Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli
Ed Sheeran already has some beautiful songs. But how can you make them even more stunning? Add opera singer Andrea Bocelli to the track! This was definitely a collab we never saw coming, but we’re glad it did.
‘Beautiful People Beautiful Problems’ Lana Del Rey and Stevie Nicks
This song sounds exactly like what you’d expect from Lana Del Rey and Stevie Nicks. The song is soft and slow, with a piano sounding in the back. ‘Beautiful People Beautiful Problems’ brings us back to the 70s, an era with a style we would like to hear return to music today.
‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’ Shania Twain and Harry Styles
While this is not an official collab that has been released between the duo, Harry and Shania singing ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman’ was a performance to remember. This just might have been the highlight of week one at Coachella. It makes us want a collab from Harry, who has not had any throughout his whole solo career, even more, especially if it’s with a music icon like Shania!
‘Bad Karma’ Miley Cyrus and Joan Jett
‘California Gurls’ Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg
This song is a bit older than the other collabs on this list, but it doesn’t make it any less iconic. Way back in 2010, Katy Perry teamed up with Snoop Dogg to release ‘California Gurls’ and the song was an instant hit! To this day the song is still loved by many, which is why we had to include it.
‘Faith’ Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande
Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande teamed up on this song for the hit movie Sing, and it’s our favorite from the soundtrack. This is another one of those collaborations that we didn’t see coming, but after hearing it, it makes perfect sense.
‘Uptown Girl’ Billy Joel and Olivia Rodrigo
We’ve all heard Olivia shout out music icon Billy Joel and his song ‘Uptown Girl’ in ‘Deja Vu.’ However, some fans who attended Billy’s show at Madison Square Garden were in for a surprise when he brought Olivia out on stage. The two then sang ‘Uptown Girl’ together, which sounded amazing. This had to be a full-circle moment for Olivia and we would love to hear a studio version of this performance.
‘Old Town Road’ Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus
We know everyone remembers Lil Nas X‘s breakout song ‘Old Town Road’ and we get why, it was an ear bug. It didn’t take long before this song was playing everywhere. But even more impressive is that the fresh artist managed to get music legend Billy Ray Cyrus to sing a new version with him.
‘9 to 5’ Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson
Okay. so this one hasn’t been released yet, but we were so excited by its announcement. Dolly Parton is quite possibly the biggest country music icon, and she’s never let us down. There is no way a collab between Dolly and Kelly would be anything but iconic.
So what’s your favorite collab between a current star and a music icon? Did we mention it in this article? If not what is your favorite? Let us know in the comments or over on our Twitter @thehoneypop!
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