I was laying in bed last night watching clips on Youtube when I came across the video of Keith Urban singing The Fighter with Nicole Kidman in his car. It’s not the first time I have seen it, but for some reason it popped back into my recommended clips, so why not watch it again. I love this clip of Keith and Nicole, the way they both look at each other, enjoying the moment and having a good time. After watching it a few times I ended up searching for more duets. After about an hour I was in the clouds and didn’t want to come back down. I was on an emotional high. The emotion in the songs left me feeling so good, I didn’t want to go to sleep.
This morning I woke up feeling amazing. Maybe listening to those songs helped me to relax and slip off into a peaceful nights sleep. Whatever the reason, I feel good today 🙂 When I spoke to a friend of mine on the phone this morning, she wanted to know what I was listening to. “You know JulieAnn, I think they are some of the best duets ever!” she told me. I knew that, but it wasn’t until I mentioned them, until I said them out loud that I realised – damn – they really are great songs. So good in fact I want to share them on my blog.
So for my readers, I have listed in no specific order, a little randomly really 🙂 the duets I listened to last night. Have a look, and if there are any you like that I have not mentioned please leave a comment and let me know
x x x
“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum
Released in 2009, this heartwarming song was a big hit for the band which resulted in a Grammy Award for song of the year. The song spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in late 2009. By April 17, 2011, the song became the ninth most downloaded song in history, moving 5,000,000 copies, and surpassed Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” as the most downloaded country song in history. It has since sold over 6 million copies in the US. If you’re looking for a love song to entice your partner into spending time with you, then this is the one 😉
“Holding You” by Stan Walker and Ginny Blackmore
This moving ballad was released in 2010 by New Zealand singer-songwriter Ginny Blackmore and Australian–New Zealand recording artist Stan Walker. According to Stan, he wrote the second verse about his girlfriend, and called the song “a real hearty story about love and how grateful and lucky we are to have that person in our life.” Awww Stan… you romantic 😉 Holding You became the second number-one single on the chart for both Stan and Ginny. I could listen to this song all night long…
“No-Body Wants To Be Lonely” by Ricky Martin and Christine Aguilera
Released in 2001 this song was a huge success. The song was nominated at the 44th Grammy Awards in the category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, but lost out to “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera collaboration with Lil’ Kim, Mýa and Pink. Christina’s voice is so powerful, she certainly is gifted with a good set of vocal chords. Ricky looks as sexy as ever, they both complement each other on this sexy ballad.
“My Heart Is Open” by Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani
Adam and Gwen performed the song for the first time at the 57th Grammy Awards in February 2015. I was a little disappointed with their performance. I don’t know if Adam’s mic was up a little higher or if he has a stronger voice but he drowned out Gwen’s performance. That said, the song is still beautiful to listen to. My Heart Is Open is a piano ballad, the perfect song to listen to while unwinding with a loved one 😉 A few candles, some chocolate syrup… the song playing in the background… 😉
“Something Stupid” by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman
Something Stupid was released in 2001 and is a remake of Frank and Nancy Sinatra’s song released back in 1967. The song topped the UK Singles Chart at the end of the year and became one of Robbie’s best-selling singles to reach the top of the music charts in most countries around the world. Quite a feat really. Even though Nicole and Robbie are nothing more than good friends, the pair had such amazing chemistry that fans couldn’t help but wonder – was there something more, or were we just being a little stupid? 😉
“Beautiful” by Kylie Minogue and Enrique Iglesias
I love listening to this song, quiet simply it’s beautiful. The lyrics are fabulous and tells of a love that never fades “…and after all this time, your still the one.” The song was written by Enrique and was released as a promotional single in Australia and New Zealand in 2014. There is no “official” video clip for the song, I couldn’t even find a live performance but I did find a fabulous fan made clip which I have attached for your viewing. I highly recommend getting lost in this beautiful song.
“No Air” by Jordin Sparks with Chris Brown
No Air topped the singles charts in Australia and New Zealand and reached the top five in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. Selling more than 3.5 million copies in the U.S alone, Jordin went on to become the first American Idol contestant to reach sales of more than 3 million. The song earned Jordin her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 51st Grammy Awards. Its accompanying music video was nominated for “Best Female Video” at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Both Jordin and Chris have strong voices and work well together in this song. A great ballad for all you lovers.
“Just Give Me A Reason” by Pink and Nate Reuss
Pink’s song is about working through the difficult times in your relationship. It’s interesting to note that the music video featured Pink’s husband, motocross racer Carey Hart. Thats what I call a good example of bonding 😉 The song attained worldwide success, topping the charts in twenty-one countries as well as peaking within the top five in more than ten countries including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Israel, Norway, Switzerland and Spain. In the US, it became Pink’s fourth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Two Is Better Than One” by Taylor Swift and Boys Like Girls
This sweet ballad was released in 2009 and for some bizarre reason the video clip on Youtube/Vevo doesn’t note Taylor Swift for her vocals. Maybe she wasn’t “big” enough at the time? Despite this lapse in acknowledgement the song is still wonderful to listen to. “I’m thinking two is better than one” I couldn’t agree more 😉 The track received large-scale success and by the end of 2011 the single had sold 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Not bad for a song that doesn’t acknowledge its female counterpart.
“The Fighter” by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
I couldn’t forget Keith’s catchy tune 🙂 If you have figured it out yet, I love this song! I actually thought Nicole was the female voice in the clip until I watched Keith and Miranda perform the song live. What a bummer 🙂 Miranda is fabulous but I was a bit peeved knowing that Nicole wasn’t singing with her hubby. Still, her miming and having fun parked in the car with her adorable husband is still heartwarming to watch.