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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Five Musical Couples That Should Collaborate

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 8:10 AM


Yesterday, we sighed and felt warm and fuzzy inside when angel-faced pixie Brit Ellie Goulding revealed that she'd love to make an album with her boyfriend, Skrillex, with whom she shares a hairstyle. Adorable! We'd like to take a moment to actively encourage both parties to make this happen, not only because we think it'd sound great, but also because ever since Bey and Jay-Z got together on "Crazy in Love," we've become obsessed with seeing musical couples performing together. Most of them get around to it eventually, but a few pesky pairs have yet to bother. Here are the five we'd most like to see happen.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale


These two have been married 10 whole years and we only ever see them together in the tabloids or on red carpets. What's up with that, Gavwen? We'd like to see this couple collaborate musically, because: (a) We think Rossdale could tone down Stefani's irritating ragga tendencies, and (b) We're pretty sure it would up Gavin's musical profile, which frankly, could use some help at this juncture. Come on, you two! You're so cute together! You made babies! Now make this work!

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez


Yes, yes, it would be the most irritating pop song ever written (and really, that's a helluva category to top), but, in our minds, these two aren't real humans yet. Just merely cartoons invented by Disney and YouTube and placed next to each other in exotic locations, to give the nation's teens an unrealistically high expectation about what they're supposed to look like. Maybe if they made a song together and we saw them interact properly, we might believe they were real.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

Well, clearly, this one can't ever happen, given that one of them's dead and the other one's almost entirely mental. But, imagine, if you will, a parallel universe in which Kurt had stayed alive and Courtney had stayed awesome and think of what they could've achieved together in a collaboration, with their matching voices and matching guitar shred-ery and matching couldn't-give-a-fuck-ness. Sadly, the above scrappy footage of them dicking around together is all we'll ever have. Oh the humanity.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon


C'mon now. Admit it. This shit would be fucking hilarious.

Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore


These two have been married over three years and might be one of the cutest couples in the whole world. Sure, we were confused about the pairing initially -- her being a pop princess, him being a folksy tortured soul -- but they look ever so happy. Which means Ms. Moore must have some good music in her somewhere. And if anyone can drag it out of her, it's Ryan Adams. Thank the Lord then, that this is one collaboration that might actually happen soon. Moore announced that her and the hubby are collaborating on an "intense, emotional" record that will be out later this year or early next. We hope it's more Adams than Moore. Fingers crossed!

-- @Raemondjjjj

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