'Endless Love' hits high note on top 40 duets list
February 14th, 2011
09:59 AM ET

'Endless Love' hits high note on top 40 duets list

If any of you are trying to cobble together a last minute mixtape for your Valentine today, Billboard’s top 40 duets of all time may give you inspiration.

The list highlights recent hits like Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind," as well as more classic tracks like Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe." (That one comes in at No. 35, right after Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J's "All I Have.")

Billboard chose the top 40 duets by taking a look at songs that gave each artist equal time at the mic, and they're ordered by how well they performed on the Billboard Hot 100 since the chart’s launch in August, 1958.  The more weeks a song spent at No. 1, the higher its rating.

And if you think it’d be really, really awesome if people would stop reminding you of what today is, don’t fret - some of the highest ranked duets aren't about romance.

The top 10 duets of all time are:

1. "Endless Love" - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
2. "Say, Say, Say" - Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson
3. "The Boy Is Mine" - Brandy & Monica
4. "Ebony and Ivory" - Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder
5. "Dilemma" - Nelly & Kelly Rowland
6. "I'm Real" - Jennifer Lopez & Ja Rule
7. "My Boo" - Usher And Alicia Keys
8. "Baby Boy" - Beyonce & Sean Paul
9. "Islands in the Stream" - Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
10. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Elton John & Kiki Dee

For the rest of the list, head to Billboard.com.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Lane Fahning

    Useful to me. jhfibfd

    February 25, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Posh-Kenneth

    Under Pressure? Queen and Bowie anyone? If they really wanted to top off this crappy list they might as well make Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow number 11.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Honorable Mention

    One you all have forgotten about was K D Lang and Melissa Etheridge. "White Window (Yeast Police)" or "Afterbirth Diner".

    February 15, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. No Way

    Or the duet by George Michael and Boy George? "Phuck City Phudge Pack" or "Lick Rump Gravy"? What about those?

    February 15, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Head shop

    What about Shack-a-lack and Vermitta Hornsfield and their duet "Dipn My CornHole Be Stankin"? HUH...what about that one?

    February 15, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Carlos Palumbo

    Cade a musica ""Não se vá"" com a dupla Jane e Herondi """"

    February 15, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. april

    this list is whack!! outide of a few, the list is all wrong. Where is "Scream" JJ & MJ?? "Diamonds & Pearls " Chaka & Prince, im mean the list can go on and on........

    February 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 2011 Model


    February 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Maria Olsson

    Valentine day I sent an audio-song sang by Jim Brickman & Jordan Hills "My Destiny"....
    to my husband and friends.... Ooooo they loves it!!!!!! Endless love by Lionel & Diana Ross is one of my favourite too!
    OH! its good to be SOoooooo... Romantic!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. beebee

    Easy Lover
    Phil Collins/Phillip Bailey

    I Knew You Were Waiting
    Aretha Franklin/George Michael

    Who the FREAK came up with this list?

    JayZ and whomever? ? ? Give me a BREAK!!!!!!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • lmao

      How the heck is "Baby Boy" up there... wow whoever created this list needs to quit life.

      February 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cheeks

    Fire & Desire, Rick James & Teena Marie!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. Musica

    Marvin Gaye &Tammi Terrell-If This World Were Mine

    February 14, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |

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