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Greatest Rock Duets in History Ranked!

 

One of my favorite websites http://ultimateclassicrock.com just released their ranking of the Top 30 Rock Duets of all time.

Here’s the Top 10:

 

1.  “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”,  Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell  (1967)

 

2.  “Walk This Way”,  Aerosmith and Run-DMC  (1986)

 

3.  “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”,  Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty  (1981)

 

4.  “Under Pressure”,  Queen and David Bowie  (1981)

 

5.  “Battle of Evermore”,  Led Zeppelin and Sandy Denny  (1971)

 

6.  “I Got You Babe”,  Sonny & Cher  (1965)


7.  “Hunger Strike”,  Temple of the Dog  (1991)  (Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell)

 

 

8.  “The Sound of Silence”,  Simon & Garfunkel  (1964)

 

9.  “Fairytale of New York”,  The Pogues and Kristy MacColl  (1987)

 

10.  “Just the Two of Us”,  Bill Withers and Grover Washington Jr.  (1980)

 

Check out the rest of the Top 30 at https://ultimateclassicrock.com/greatest-rock-duets/
I think that Sonny and Cher and Simon & Garfunkle shouldn’t get to count as they’re already established duos. If that’s the case, then why isn’t Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” on the list? Because this song is still a freaking jam:


What is your favorite Rock duet? Is there anything that should be on the list?

HARDY “Psycho”

In case you’ve been under a rock or something, HARDY is ne of the biggest names in Country right now, and moonlights as a Rock singer as well. He had his first #1 on Mainstream Rock last year with “Jack”, and it was one of my favrite songs of 2023:


HARDY is not only continuing to dominate the Country world, but is getting full on into Rock as well. He announced his first full-length Rock album “Quit!” which will be released on July 12th.

To get you ready for it, he just released his new song “Psycho” today, and I’m digging both the song and the video:

This song reminds me of an ex or two.

I mean, that’s kind of scary, but at least it’s relateable?

I know there’s some complaints about genre-crossing artists, but I’m really enjoying the dual musical stylings of artists like HARDY, Jelly Roll and Chris Stapleton.

Who says you have to stay in your lane?

I never really subscribed to that notion.

HARDY has a full rest f 2024 ahead, and you can get info, dates, and more at https://hardyofficial.com/

Chayce Beckham Interview!

 

I was lucky enough to get to chat with “Amercian Idol” Season 19 Winner and Country Star Chayce Beckham, and seriously, SUCH a nice guy, and he’s got quite a future ahead in the industry, especially coming off of his first #1 hit “23”:

I absolutely LOVE that song, which, by the way, he was the solo writer on it.

We talk about that and more in the interview below:

Aaaah! Week = Made.

Also, in case you haven’t heard it yet, here’s Chayce’s latest single “Everything I Need”:


Get more info on Chayce, his new album “Bad For Me” and tour dates at https://www.chaycebeckham.com/welcome/

 

Zach Top Interview

Earlier this year, Zach Top exploded onto the Country scene seemingly out of nowhere with his song “Sounds Like the Radio” which is a tribute to the “Glory Days” of Country Music in the Mid-90’s.

As soon as I heard the song, I knew it would take off, and look at that, every now and again I’m right!

“Sounds Like the Radio” is now in the Top 40 on the Hot Country charts, and if you haven’t heard the song yet, let me enlighten you:


90’s Country Perfection, right???

And Zach Top himself was kind enough to join me on the air this week, and he is SUCH a sweetheart.

Seriously, how can you not love him?

I am so excited about what the future has in store for him, and to see him on the road this Summer with Dierks Bentley.

Get more info and tour dates at https://zachtop.com/

Ashley McBryde Performs a Disney Classic With “Part of Your World”

Ashley McBryde recently performed in Orlando, and she totally got Disney with it.

As she should.

Check out her incredible performance of “Part of Your World” from the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid”:

@ashleymcbrydemusic When in Orlando, you MUST sing a #Disney song…specifically, you must sing something from The Little Mermaid. Thanks @Lynsey for capturing this video! #OnTour #TheLittleMermaid ♬ original sound – Ashley McBryde

How great was that, though?

Ok, so now I’m thinking that a Country covers album of Disney Classics sung by today’s Country stars should be a thing.

Ok, universe, I threw it out to ya, now go manifest!

Afroman “Hunter Got High”

I. Am. Dying.

Look, I try not to get too political, because honestly, what’s the point?

The whole system is messed up on both sides. So, it’s hard for me to get involved knowing there is real no right answer.

But there is something that I think EVERYONE can agree on: Hunter Biden is a complete hot mess express.

So much so that Afroman made a parody of his own hit song “Because I Got High” and turned it into the best song of the year so far.

Ladies and gentlemen… I present to you “Hunter Got High”!


Absolutely glorious, and already my week has been made, and it’s only Monday.

On a side note, I once went to an Afroman concert at Rick’s in Starkville, MS when I was in college.

I didn’t get high.

Missed opportunity, for sure.

Kelly Clarkson Covers Don Henley on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”

Ok, I’m kind of obsessed with Kelly Clarkson’s “Kellyoke” segment on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.

I honestly don’t think there is anything that she can’t sing and make it as good or even better than the original.

The latest performance that caught my attention? Her cover of Don Henley’s “Heart of the Matter”.

Just… wow.

I’ve always loved that song, and Kelly added just the right amount of vocal gymnastics to make her version extra special.

Does she ever miss a note or go off pitch?  Is that just an scientific impossiblity for her?

Anyway, kudos to Kelly on this version of “Heart of the Matter”.  She really nailed this one to the floor.

Heart and Kelly Clarkson Perform on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”

Today is Kelly Clarkson’s 42nd Birthday, and she celebrated in a big way by having the iconic Rock duo Heart on her show today!

Holy Vocal-moly!

Is that a term? Well, it is now.

Kelly got to not only get some great stories from the rock and roll sisters, but also got to perform some of their biggest hits with them, which is you know Heart, you know Ann Wilson’s vocals are tough to cover.

But for Kelly Clarkson? Not a problem whatsoever.


Damn. That’s all I can say. I mean, how vocally spot on can you get?

Also, let’s be real. Ann sounds GREAT, especially considering that she’s in her seventies.

Get it, woman!

Oh, and Heart is on the road this year with Cheap Trick… info and dates here: https://www.heart-music.com/

 

Zac Brown Band Feat. Mac McAnally “Pirates and Parrots”

Last Fall, we lost the icon Jimmy Buffett, and since then, there have been so many fantastic tributes to the legend.

His music has touched so many lives over the decade, and his legacy will always go on.

The latest tribute that has me all in my feels is The Zac Brown Band’s “Pirates and Parrots” with Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer bandmate and collaborator Mac McAnally:

Ok, I may have a little tear on my eye after that…

The Zac Brown Band have a busy year wih their joint tour with Kenny Chesney,

Full list of dates are at https://zacbrownband.com/
Bubbles up, ya’ll!

Simon and Garfunkel Take On “Baby Got Back”

Yayyyy! My favorite Youtube Channel “There I Ruined It” is back! They were banned for a few monhs on YouTube- some copyright thingy I think- but now it’s back, and gorgeously ruining songs again.

Like this version of “Baby Goy Back” in the style of Simon and Garfunkel

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I’m not sure why I love these, but I do. And now this version will be stuck in my head for all eternity.

Seriously, if you need a good laugh, subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/@ThereIRuinedIt

You won’t be sad about it.