Under Pressure No 1 Greatest Duet of All Time


“Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie have topped Rolling Stone’s Readers Poll of Greatest Duets of All Time:

Queen – Under Pressure (Official Video)

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Greatest Duets of All Time
“Under Pressure,” “Hunger Strike” and your other favorite tunes by two artists

1. Queen and David Bowie, “Under Pressure”
In July 1981, David Bowie headed over to Montreux’s Mountain Studio to record a track with Queen. He originally planned on singing on “Cool Cat,” but the session didn’t gel. Luckily, the four members of Queen and Bowie started jamming on a new piece that soon morphed into “Under Pressure.” The whole thing came together within a matter of hours, though there’s a dispute to this day over who exactly came up with the iconic bass line. The song became a worldwide hit, though the never performed it together live — even though Bowie’s set immediately followed Queen’s at Live Aid.

2. Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”
3. Stevie Nicks and Don Henley, “Leather and Lace”
4. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, “Don’t Give Up”
5. Elton John and Kiki Dee, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
6. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
7. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, “Islands in the Stream”
8. Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder (Temple of the Dog), “Hunger Strike”
9. Sonny and Cher, “I Got You Babe”
10. Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “Girl From the North Country”