Pretty Girls: Our 15 Favorite Female Pop Collaborations
Between the release of Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s “Pretty Girls” and our longing for a Lady Gaga / Madonna / Katy Perry single, we felt inspired to revisit our favorite female pop collaborations from years past.
When powerful women come together to record anthems for the ages, it often feels like, for four minutes, there’s nothing better in the world.
With that in mind, enjoy our 15 favorite (not counting “Pretty Girls”) female pop collaborations (in no particular order):
Brandy and Monica – “The Boy Is Mine” (Thank God the remake is not happening.)
Lady Gaga feat. Christina Aguilera – “Do What U Want” (This is, in all ways, superior to the R. Kelly-assisted version.)
Annie Lennox of Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin – “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” (Classic sass!)
Britney Spears feat. Madonna – “Me Against the Music” (The Queen and Princess of pop together on record for the first — and so far only — time. Slay!)
Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston – “When You Believe” (This is how true queens put feud rumors to rest.)
Beyoncé feat. Nicki Minaj – “***Flawless (Remix)” (***Flawless indeed.)
Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé – “Telephone” (We are still haunted by the “To Be Continued…” at the end of the iconic video. Give us that sequel!)
Christina Aguilera, Mya, P!nk, and Lil’ Kim – “Lady Marmalade” (Arguably the defining single of the 2000s.)
M.I.A. feat. Missy Elliot and Azealia Banks – “Bad Girls (Remix)” (M.I.A.’s finest song is made even finer with the addition of these two powerful rap personalities.)
Beyoncé and Shakira – “Beautiful Liar” (Come for the “Beyoncé, Beyoncé! Shakira, Shakira!” and stay for the jaw-dropping video.)
Lil’ Kim, Left Eye, Missy Elliott, Da Brat, and Angie Martinez – “Ladies Night” (Almost too much awesome to handle in one four-minute song.)
Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” (In terms of the pop and rap worlds colliding, there was no better pairing in the early 2000s.)
Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang” (The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.)
Shakira feat. Rihanna – “Can’t Remember to Forget You” (Though this song wasn’t the hit we expected it to be, we definitely can’t remember to forget the video.)
Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand – “Tell Him” (One icon + another icon = instant classic.)
Do you have a favorite female pop collaboration we left off the list? Feel free to tell us, though, to be honest, it’s too late to do anything about it. Just kidding. Leave a comment with your suggestions!