Published On: Apr 10 2013 01:41:21 PM CDTUpdated On: Apr 10 2013 02:51:06 PM CDT
Brad Paisley's new country-rap song with LL Cool J called "Accidental Racist" is raising eyebrows, both because of the lyrics and also because of the unusual pairing. Check out these other strange musical collaborations.
Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
"Ebony and Ivory" was also a song about racial harmony, but it came off as corny and ended up being made fun of over the years.
Tim McGraw and Nelly.
It turns out blending hip hop with country music has been done before. The unlikely duo of McGraw and Nelly collaborated on "Over and Over" back in 2004.
David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails.
"I'm Afraid of Americans" was a Bowie original, but the remixed version by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails was wildly popular.
Cher and Beavis and Butt-head.
Beavis and Butt-Head were at a high point in their career and Cher was at a low point when they teamed up to record a new version of the Sonny and Cher classic "I Got You Babe."
P. Diddy and Jimmy Page.
"Come with Me" recreated the 1975 Led Zeppelin song "Kashmir" and was featured on the soundtrack for the 1998 film Godzilla.
Green Day and U2.
The two band got together in 2006 to create the "The Saints Are Coming."
Celine Dion and R. Kelly.
The two vocal superstars got together to record "I’m Your Angel" in 1998, which reached number 1 in the United States and went platinum.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis.
Paltrow and Lewis teamed up to sing the duet "Cruisin" in 2000, which was a song from the movie Duets, which both the singer and the actress starred in.
Busta Rhymes and Ozzy Osbourne.
In 1998, Busta Rhymes recorded "This Means War" which was built around the legendary "Iron Man" riff and featured new lyrics, recorded by Ozzy Osbourne himself.
Nicole Kidman and Robbie Williams.
British singer Robbie Williams recorded "Somethin' Stupid" as a duet in 2001 with actress Nicole Kidman and it topped the UK Singles Chart at the end of the year. The song was originally made famous by Frank and Nancy Sinatra.
Eminem and Elton John.
Eminem’s gay-bashing remarks laced throughout some of his early songs proved controversial. The rapper shocked the world when he performed his song "Stan" with Elton John atthe 2001 Grammy Awards.
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