Billboard.com:10 All-Female Hit Collaborations
Billboard.com前幾天遴選出10大女伶對唱單曲/組合，拜動畫電影"The Prince of Egypt 埃及王子"所賜的機緣，咱家天后Whitney Houston與福蝶姐Mariah Carey兩人攜手合作(應該也會是唯一的一次合作...)對唱的單曲"When You Believe"，名列10大單曲的第二名喔!!!
With Rihanna and Britney Spears sharing space atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "S&M," and with Spears having released a remix of "Till the World Ends" featuring Ke$ha (the song's co-writer) and Nicki Minaj, all-female collaborations are enjoying a rare spotlight.
As reported in Chart Beat Thursday, "S&M" marks just the fourth Hot 100 No. 1 by solo women singing together, following Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and P!nk's "Lady Marmalade" (2001); Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" (1998); and, Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer's "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (1979).
Still, numerous all-female pairings have scaled Billboard charts in recent years. Here is a look at 10, ranging from pop, rock and dance to country, Latin and R&B/hip-hop.
Please feel free to note other instances of such girl power in the comments section below or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Britney Spears featuring Madonna
"Me Against the Music"
Before her current high-profile remix, this first single from Spears' album "In the Zone" spent two weeks atop Dance/Club Play Songs in 2003-04.
Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey
"When You Believe"
Houston has sent two other songs with female singers in addition to this 1999 No. 15 Hot 100 hit even higher: "Count on Me," with CeCe Winans (No. 8, 1996), and "Heartbreak Hotel," featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price (No. 2, 1999).
**"Count on Me" Music Video
**"Heartbreak Hotel" Music Video
Mariah Carey featuring Nicki Minaj
"Up Out My Face"
Like Houston, Carey has also enjoyed hits with more than one female vocal partner. Similarly, following this No. 39-peaking track on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Minaj has charted collaborations with Keyshia Cole and Rihanna.
Reba McEntire with Linda Davis
"Does He Love You"
In 1993, McEntire teamed up with Davis for this Country Songs No. 1. In recording the song, Davis took time out from her other job: as mother of then-seven-year-old Hillary Scott, known now as the female voice of Lady Antebellum. (With her group, Scott has scored four Country Songs No. 1s).
Reba Duet with Kelly Clarkson
"Because of You"
Again bitten by the duet bug in 2007, McEntire paired with Kelly Clarkson for this remake of the latter's solo 2005 No. 7 Hot 100 hit. The duet version, which reached No. 2 on Country Songs, appears on McEntire's album "Duets," on which she also shares vocals with LeAnn Rimes, Trisha Yearwood, Carole King and Faith Hill.
Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
The superstars dialed up two No. 1s on Dance/Club Play Songs last year: this song, from Lady Gaga's "The Fame Monster"; and, "Video Phone," remixed as a collaboration after first appearing as a Beyonce solo recording on her album "I Am ... Sasha Fierce."
Beyonce & Shakira
Before her turns with Lady Gaga, Beyonce teamed with Shakira. The single-named stars soared to No. 1 on Digital Songs, No. 3 on the Hot 100 and No. 10 on Latin Songs with this female-bonding boy-bashing anthem.
Eve featuring Gwen Stefani
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
Like Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Eve and Stefani have charted multiple collaborations. After this song rose to No. 2 on the Hot 100 in 2001, the rapper and singer traded lead and featured billings on "Rich Girl," a No. 7 Hot 100 hit in 2005.
P!nk featuring Indigo Girls
"Dear Mr. President"
After helping revive the soulful "Lady Marmalade," P!nk explored her folk-rock tendencies (both lyrical and musical) on this track from her 2006 album "I'm Not Dead." The song charted not where there's a president, but a prime minister: it peaked at No. 28 on in the Nielsen BDS-based Canadian Hot AC chart. [*Language in video below may not be appropriate for all audiences].
Barbra Streisand & Celine Dion
Donna Summer isn't Streisand's only prominent duet partner. This generation-spanning pairing of powerhouse vocalists climbed to No. 5 on Adult Contemporary in 1997. Streisand has also charted on AC with Kim Carnes; the pair's "Make No Mistake, He's Mine" clawed its way to No. 8 in 1985.
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