Celebrity duets,the Best and Worst

A Listmania! list by Amaranth "music fan" (Northern California)
The list author says: "Celebrity duets have become incredibly popular. Some are wonderful,some are guilty pleasures,others are plain awful.Here's a selection for your listening pleasure (or pain)."
ONE WORLD, MANY CULTURES
1.  ONE WORLD, MANY CULTURES by Putumayo Presents
The list author says:
  "Putumayo gets into duet craze.Has the haunting Ethiopian/Israeli fusion Idan Raichel Project,an electrifying duet between rai star Cheb Mami&Ziggy Marley,along with Youssou N'Dour&Alan Stivell's great "United Earth I." Essential for any world music collection!"
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Mojo Radio
2.  Mojo Radio by Lo'Jo
The list author says:
  "French alternative group/commune collaborates with Dierdre Dubois of Evoka,gypsies from Rajasthan,and other artists in this album that was a cult hit in Europe."
$18.04   Used & New from: $1.29
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Water Down the Ganges
3.  Water Down the Ganges by Prem Joshua
The list author says:
  "A haunting,meditative mix of Indian and Arabic melodies in Prem Joshua's collaboration with Manish Vyas."
$14.16   Used & New from: $4.37
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Meli Meli
4.  Meli Meli by Cheb Mami
The list author says:
  "Cheb Mami is an amazing singer in his own right.He also has the electrifying duet of "Azwaw 2" with Idir,and gives a savory taste of Arabic hip-hop on "Parisien du Nord" with an Arabic rapper."
$24.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Our Beloved Land
5.  Our Beloved Land by R. Carlos Nakai
The list author says:
  "The haunting Navajo flute of Carlos Nakai meets the gentle sounds of Keola Beamer's Hawaiian guitar."
$16.45   Used & New from: $0.20
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Island of Bows
6.  Island of Bows by R. Carlos Nakai
The list author says:
  "Carlos Nakai's mystical Navajo flute playing meets the mysterious music of the Ainu,the native Japanese,with Oki Kano."
$14.38   Used & New from: $1.37
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Timeless
7.  Timeless by Sergio Mendes
The list author says:
  "The ubiquitous Black-Eyed Peas collaborate with Brazilian great Sergio Mendes for Starbucks-friendly hip-hop.John Legend&India.Arie provide great vocals,but Justin Timberlake does not bring sexy back to already sexy Brazilian music."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Duets: An American Classic
8.  Duets: An American Classic by Tony Bennett
The list author says:
  "Great crooner collaborates with k.d.lang,Elton John, and George Michael for a Starbucks-friendly take on the Great American Songbook.Who needs sugar in coffee?"
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Zucchero & Co.
9.  Zucchero & Co. by Zucchero
The list author says:
  "Sappy Italian singer collaborates with Sting, the talented Cheb Mami, and Sheryl Crow in a Starbucks-friendly "worldbeat." Yes,Zucchero means "sugar" in Italian.Or sappy."
$6.78   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

FutureSex / LoveSounds
10.  FutureSex / LoveSounds by Justin Timberlake
The list author says:
  "Has Justin Timberlake's guilty pleasure duet of "SexyBack" with Timbaland.Without Timbaland,former 'N Sync member flails."
$4.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (491 customer reviews) | 45 customer discussions

Oral Fixation Vol. 2
11.  Oral Fixation Vol. 2 by Shakira
The list author says:
  "Colombian diva Shakira collaborates with Carlos Santana in "Illegal." Reggae great Wyclef Jean sells out in his collaboration with Shakira in the annoying "Hips don't lie.""
$20.62   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Loose
12.  Loose by Nelly Furtado
The list author says:
  "Has Nelly's guilty pleasure duet "Promiscuous" with Timbaland.Her R&B/hip-hop stylings are far from her pop version of Portuguese fado she once touted on NPR (National Public Radio)."
$6.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews) | 19 customer discussions

Awake
13.  Awake by Josh Groban
The list author says:
  "Sappy (but cute) baritone Josh Groban sings more easy listening,collaborating with South African singers Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Vusi Mahasela--who are MUCH more talented than him."
$9.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (561 customer reviews) | 34 customer discussions

Bolton Swings Sinatra
14.  Bolton Swings Sinatra by Michael Bolton
The list author says:
  "Easy listening crooner attempts Frank Sinatra,and collaborates with Desperate Housewife/fiancee Nicollette Sheridan in a duet."
$14.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Supernatural
15.  Supernatural by Santana
The list author says:
  "Carlos Santana,Latin rock pioneer,tries to appeal to younger set through his duets with Dave Matthews and Rob Thomas."
$4.22   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,122 customer reviews)

Shaman
16.  Shaman by Santana
The list author says:
  "Santana again sells out.This album has the famously sappy awful overplayed "Game of Love" duet with Michelle Branch.Electrifying guitar playing,awful song..."
$7.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)

All That I Am
17.  All That I Am by Santana
The list author says:
  "Santana's last duet album so far.Has annoying duet with Aerosmith singer Steve Tyler.Carlos Santana,Latin rock pioneer,is that ALL that you are?"
$4.22   Used & New from: $0.01
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)

The Idan Raichel Project
18.  The Idan Raichel Project by Idan Raichel
The list author says:
  "Amazing fusion of Israeli and Ethiopian music! Inspiring and beautiful!"
$16.28   Used & New from: $4.54
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Bossa Nova Delhi
19.  Bossa Nova Delhi by Ana Rita Simonka
The list author says:
  "Brazilian bossa nova meets Indian classical music in this spicy,exotic fusion! Soothing&beautiful,it's the best New Age music ever!"
$11.75   Used & New from: $9.98
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Call Me Irresponsible
20.  Call Me Irresponsible by Michael Bublé
The list author says:
  "Bubbly's real-life girlfriend Emily Blunt coos at the end of "Me&Mrs.Jones." Talented Brazilian guitarist Ivan Lins is in the bossa nova take on Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight." Boyz II Men are relegated to the sidelines as well."
$9.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (399 customer reviews) | 19 customer discussions

Djin Djin
21.  Djin Djin by Angelique Kidjo
The list author says:
  "The West African diva has electrifying collaborations with the Malian duo Amadou and Mariam,Peter Gabriel,Alicia Keys,and Branford Marsalis.She also does an amazing cover of the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" with Joss Stone."
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.86
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Yellow Fever
22.  Yellow Fever by Señor Coconut
The list author says:
  "Senor Coconut does ultra-lounge salsa covers of the Yellow Magic Orchestra,with help from Ryuichi Sakamoto himself."
$16.52   Used & New from: $4.81
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Reba Duets
23.  Reba Duets by Reba McEntire
The list author says:
  "Country superstar Reba McEntire teams up with fellow country stars Kenny Chesney,Vince Gill,Faith Hill,LeAnn Rimes,Rascal Flatts&Trisha Yearwood.She also collaborates with American Idol Kelly Clarkson and "sexyback" Justin Timberlake."
$10.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)

Desert Rose / Brand New Day
24.  Desert Rose / Brand New Day by Sting
The list author says:
  "The famous Sting/Cheb Mami duet that made Arabic music mainstream...briefly."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Collaborations
25.  Collaborations by Sinead O'Connor
The list author says:
  "Irish alt.rock diva Sinead O'Connor collaborates with the Asian Dub Foundation,the Afro-Celt Sound System,Moby,Peter Gabriel,Egyptian chanteuse Natacha Atlas,and of course,her fellow Irishmen,U2."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The New Bossa Nova
26.  The New Bossa Nova by Luciana Souza
The list author says:
  "Grammy-nominated Brazilian diva Luciana Souza sings "Never die young" with James Taylor."
$9.70   Used & New from: $3.47
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Songs of Mass Destruction
27.  Songs of Mass Destruction by Annie Lennox
The list author says:
  "In "Sing",Annie Lennox joins with 23 other singers-including Madonna,Sarah McLachlan and Dido-to sing a socially conscious song about combating mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission."
$6.72   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

Those Were the Days
28.  Those Were the Days by Dolly Parton
The list author says:
  "Country diva covers classics like "Imagine" and "Crimson and Clover" with high-profile singers such as Kris Kristofferson,Nickel Creek, Norah Jones,Judy Collins,Alison Kraus,and Yusuf Islam (the former Cat Stevens)"
$4.72   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Into the Night
29.  Into the Night by Santana
The list author says:
  "An awful duet between the talented Latin rocker Carlos Santana&the talentless hack,Nickelback's frontman Chad Kroeger. It was "previously unreleased" before "Ultimate Santana" came out.Should've remained unreleased."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Ultimate Santana
30.  Ultimate Santana by Santana
The list author says:
  "Has a few classics from Carlos Santana's early Woodstock/Monterey Pop days. Most of the songs are from his Trifecta of Torment duet album days,like the "previously unreleased" duets with J.Lo and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger...which should've stayed stowed in the vault."
$13.35   Used & New from: $3.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Breathing Under Water
31.  Breathing Under Water by Anoushka Shankar
The list author says:
  "Ravi Shankar's daughter has a duet with her half-sister,Norah Jones,and the obligatory duet with Sting."
$9.49   Used & New from: $1.74
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Vittorio
32.  Vittorio by Vittorio Grigolo
The list author says:
  "Orlando Bloom's clone introduces young 'uns to the joys of opera. Of course,it involves singing a duet with a Pussycat Doll."
$13.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Raising Sand
33.  Raising Sand by Robert Plant
The list author says:
  "There's a whole lotta love between Led Zep's Robert Plant and folk queen Alison Krauss."
$10.00   Used & New from: $0.27
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (772 customer reviews) | 13 customer discussions

Heaven & Hell
34.  Heaven & Hell by Bonnie Tyler & Meatloaf
The list author says:
  "The famous breish singer collaborates (sort of) with Meatloaf. How mustardy..."
$12.58   Used & New from: $0.11
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blue Incantation
35.  Blue Incantation by Sanjay Mishra
The list author says:
  "Indian acoustic guitarist Sanjay Mishra's debut album,also Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia's last one. Very beautiful&meditative."
$14.78   Used & New from: $2.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

All the Roadrunning
36.  All the Roadrunning by Emmylou Harris
The list author says:
  "King Crimson's frontman,Mark Knopfler,collaborates with songbird Emmylou Harris."
$10.93   Used & New from: $0.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Encanto
37.  Encanto by Sergio Mendes
The list author says:
  "Sergio Mendes sings turgid duets with Fergie and Will I Yam of the Black Eyed Peas. He deserves better collaborators!"
$4.87   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2 CD Set)
38.  It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2 CD Set) by Maroon 5
The list author says:
  "Adam Levine has the passionless "If I never see your face again" with Rihanna. They could care less."
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Apologize
39.  Apologize by Timbaland
The list author says:
  "An electrifying collaboration with smooth rockers OneRepublic and rapper Timbaland."
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SexyBack, Pt. 1
40.  SexyBack, Pt. 1 by Justin Timberlake
The list author says:
  "Justin Timberlake's guilty pleasure duet with Timbaland."
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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