When more than one artist is featured on a track, it creates musical magic.
Back in the 1990s, when there were world premieres of videos on TV, we would abandon the original version of a song for the remix.
There are plenty of songs that barely got airplay before the remix. Still, songs that were already “bussin’ from the jump” propelled to a level beyond recognition revolutionizing music for decades to come. Features became a permanent part of music.
Rap songs featured the hottest rhymers at the time. R&B divas joined together and erased our dreams of ever holding a note. Artists crossed over genres introducing our ears to infusions of melodies that we never imagined before then.
One day, I was listening to a track with two of the top 10 rappers in the industry, and started to feel that same excitement of the days of “Total Request Live” and the “106 & Park” (with Free and A.J., of course).
Hoping to continue my nostalgic journey, I surveyed more than a dozen millennials – most of them DJs – and here are the top ten music collaborations, according to their answers.
Top Ten Music Collaborations:
10. Jeezy Ft. Kayne West – “Put On”
9. Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle – “A Whole New World”
8. Sean Paul and Sasha – “I‘m Still in Love”
7. Alicia Keys and Usher – “My Boo”
6. Wyclef Jean Ft. Mary J. Bilge- “911”
5. Eminem Ft. Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”
4. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men- “One Sweet Day”
3. RUN DMC Ft. Aerosmith- “Walk this Way”
2. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston – “When You Believe”
- USA for Africa – “We Are The World“