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  • Tony

    A few years ago, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Les Claypool (Primus) and Stuart Copeland (The Police) put a band together called Oysterhead. Definitely strange given their different backgrounds and philosophy on music. Trey likes to jam, Stuart wanted structured parts, and Les is… well Les.

  • Topher

    This is a great list!

    The Traveling Wilburys is my favorite musical collaboration – George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. I'm not sure if they do or don't fall into the "weird" aspect.

  • PastTime491

    This is a great list. James Brown is amazing in number 9.

  • Heather

    Great list!


    Nice list! I'd throw Sting/Puff Daddy into the mix when they sang(?) together for B.I.G. How did Sting get sucked into that cesspool? Seriously. If you recall, they applauded Biggie's mom who did such a great job of parenting that she produced an admitted drug dealer and pimp (not the "cool" pimp, but an actual "I make women sell themselves and give me their money" pimp.) Mr. Dream of the Blue Turtles tumbled a few notches when he did that show.

  • Amanda Burnam

    I think you should add nelly and tim mcgraw to this list. That was way unexpected.

  • james bell

    what about nelly and garth brooks

  • G

    the wildest teamup has to be the entire soundtrack of the film All This And World War II. The history of the 2nd World War using Beatles tunes as background, sung by like 30 artists of all sorts…Leo Kottke doing I Am the Walrus says it all.

  • Alex

    How about Michael Jackson and Van Halen? On the song Beat it. Good shenanigans

  • Michael

    Great list, one small flaw though. Bing Crosby was not a member of the Rat Pack.

  • Matthew

    "Little Drummer Boy" isn't one of my favorite Christmas carols, but I love LOVE the Bowie/Crosby version of it. It just seems like such an odd paring — 70s glam rocker and 40s straight-laced crooner — but their voices work so well together. The fact that it's not a modern-day remix on a computer is even better.

  • Lex

    The Jay-Z Linkin Park collab wasn't even weird to me. Neither was the #1 pick in my opinion. People made a big deal about it because Eminem used the word "fag" more in his albums back then. NEWS FLASH: He wasn't the first artist/rapper to use that word in his songs but people acted as though he was just because he was in the spot light a lot then.

  • joe

    How about Two is Better than One by Boys Like Girls and Taylor Swift

  • Jeff Healey Lovah

    Nothing is weird about Aerosmith and Run DMC's collaberation. It's a pop culture icon and a huge hit. Rock and rap are a perfect mix and some bands are a mix of it themselves like TFK, Manafest, and Linkin Park

  • JTHazard

    What about Anthrax and Public Enemy? BRING THE NOISE!!

  • Seefool

    Phil Collins & Bone Thugs ‘n’ Harmony

  • Danirahakurmi

    How about when Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp covered the song You’re So Vain. It’s on Manson’s latest studio album Born Villain.

  • Peder

    spice girls and pavarotti..