The best band collaborations in music history


Not only the artists of the moment meet in musical themes! Check out the full list with Queen, David Bowie and more.

In 1982, Queen collaborated with David Bowie.
© GettyIn 1982, Queen collaborated with David Bowie.

The music industry today is marked by calls collaborations: Two artists come together on the same song to boost its reproductions on digital platforms. But historically the bands have also had crosses that seemed unthinkable and that later knew how to transform into hits. Listen to her Spoiler playlist on Spotify to know what they are about and then review the history of four of them.

+ 4 unforgettable band collaborations

4. Van Gogh’s Ear with Abel Pintos

In 1996, one of the most listened to Spanish bands in history was born in San Sebastián: Van Gogh’s Ear. A year later, in Argentina, a young singer named Abel Pintos began his musical career. Both trajectories grew simultaneously until in 2013 they came together to interpret Wish for Impossible Things. Since then, they have accumulated more than 250 million views on YouTube. A memorable collaboration!

3. Daft Punk with Julian Casablancas

the french duo daft-punk had a clear bet when he presented the fourth single from his album Random Access Memories. It was a collaboration with Julian casablancas, artist known for being the singer of the rock band The Strokes. In fact, the duo is recognized as a fan of the music of this musical group, so they did not hesitate to summon him to sing Instant Crushsong that quickly led the rankings.

2. Calle 13 with Silvio Rodríguez

At 75 years old, Silvio Rodriguez can affirm that he is the most impressive Cuban singer-songwriter of recent times. While he collected dozens of hits in his repertoire, the musician imagined that it would be a good idea to collaborate with 13TH Street. And he did not disappoint: the band led by René Perez -Residente- invited him to be the vocalist of the song Sun Colored Eyes corresponding to the album multiviral. Her video clip was already seen by more than 230 million people.

1.Queen with David Bowie

Probably Under Pressure be one of the most remembered songs of What in. But it was not only Freddie Mercury’s group that sang this iconic theme song, but also David Bowie participated in the album version Hot Spacereleased in 1982. Originally the singer had agreed to only do the backing vocals for the song cool cat but, after feeling disappointed with the result, he chose to write a new song that broke all records.

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