When musicians work on a creative side project together, the process can be terrifying and lead to some mixed results. Here’s our list of some of the Worst Music Collaborations. (To see our list of Best Collaborations, click here.)
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5. Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and Jimmy Page, “Come With Me.” Mixing genres can be a great idea; this was not one of them. Since it was for the 1998 Godzilla soundtrack, at least they both got a nice payday, right?
4. Carlos Santana and Michelle Branch, “The Game of Love.” Although some decent songs came out of Santana’s 1999 collaborative album, Supernatural, this song just smacks of an aging musician trying to stay relevant with an “It Girl” singer-songwriter.
3. Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald, “On My Own.” Aside from being an overproduced mess typical of the 80’s, the singers’ powerhouse voices simply don’t compliment each other. There’s also a tremendous amount of hair at which to marvel in this video.
2. Eddie Murphy and Michael Jackson, “Whatzupwitu.” It’s not that Eddie Murphy has a bad voice, but this song is an insipid waste of talent.
1. David Bowie and Mick Jagger, “Dancing In the Streets.” Not much can be said about this; it’s just terrible.