We’ve all witnessed some very odd collaborations in our time when it comes to music. Some have been classic winners (see Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith for “Walk This Way”) and others have had us giving the side-eye to some of our favorite artists as if to let them know, “Uh, don’t do that mess again.” Here are just a few of the songs that stood out as winners and losers when it comes to interesting collaborations over the years. Feel free to add some of your favorites (or least favorites) below.
“Over and Over” – Nelly feat. Tim McGraw (Bad)
On paper, it sounded like the worst idea ever. And on wax, well, it was kind of the same…?
Depending on who you ask, it could be a decent song, but if you ask me, it’s kind of terrible. Nelly trying to get his soprano on and Tim McGraw trying to sing seriously on this depressing song is kind of eye-roll worthy. But Nelly knew he had a hit on his hand, and the song was just that, going number one in four countries and also going platinum.