Wait, THEY Did A Duet Together?

Odd Celebrity Duets
Look back as some bizarre music collaborations.
Justin Timberlake may be riding high off the success of his collaboration with Jay-Z these days. But not all of JT’s past duets have been as stellar as “Suit and Tie.”

Take his collaboration with HOVA’s wife Beyonce. “Until the End of Time” performed fairly well on the radio and held steady on charts around the world in 2007. But the track was the JT’s sixth single off FutureSex/LoveSounds, released well after his megahits “SexyBack,” “My Love” and “What Goes Around… Comes Around.”

Timberlake’s “4 Minutes” was Madonna was also disappointing. While the single received two Grammy nominations and topped charts everywhere but the U.S., there was just way too much going on in 240 seconds, regardless of how convincing the duo was in asking everyone to “grab a boy, grab a girl.”

Celebuzz isn’t picking on just JT. Here are some other disappointing — and forgotten — collaborations of recent memory.

Hilary and Haylie Duff: “Our Lips Are Sealed” (2004) — the Duff sisters covered this classic for Hilary’s modern fairytale movie A Cinderella Story. While the film did wonders for Duff’s career, the song failed commercially.

Madonna and Prince: “Love Song” (1988) – Before their infamous feud (she called him a “little troll,” he said he had more hits), the Material Girl and Prince once collaborated on a song called “Love Song.” How appropriate: the singers dated for a brief time in 1985.

Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey: “I Know What You Want” (2003) – Mimi’s collaboration with Busta was anything but a collaboration. With just hints of her signature voice, the song made Carey sound more like a backup singer than a featured guest.

Nelly and Tim McGraw: “Over and Over” (2004) – call it country rap or hick-hop, this duet was released as Nelly’s second single off Suit, his fourth studio album.

Justin Timberlake and Madonna: “4 Minutes” (2008) — four minutes was just far too long.

Justin Timberlake and Beyonce: “Until the End of Time” (2007) — for a short while, JT’s collaborations had a common theme: time.

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