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    29 Times Unexpected Musicians Teamed Up With Amazing Or Absolutely Awful Results

    From "What were they thinking?!" to the absolutely sublime.

    We recently asked people in the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the weird music collaboration that most caught them off guard, and folks, no joke, they came up with an absolutely wild group of musical moments:

    1. Nelly and Tim McGraw on the song "Over and Over"

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    "When I saw the CD, yes CD — it was 2004 — I was wondering if there was another Tim McGraw I wasn't aware of."

    cortneys7

    "Nelly and Tim McGraw was definitely crazy when it first came out. Great song though."

    s1kintop

    2. BTS and Sia on the song "On"

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    "This was one of the weirder ones for me. As a fan of both artists, I was shocked to find out they had a collaboration. I had no clue until recently."

    babynaomi1

    3. Fall Out Boy and Elton John on the song "Save Rock and Roll"

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    "It worked though!"

    madisonm434f84ac8

    4. Christina Aguilera and Fred Durst performing "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)/Livin' It Up" at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards

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    5. Lou Reed and Metallica on the album Lulu

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    "The album is baffling."

    serrichardb

    6. Will.i.am, Jennifer Lopez, and The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger on the song "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"

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    7. Weird Al and Kate Winslet on the song “I Need a Nap”

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    kestrelm

    This bizarre team-up was for a children's album of songs written by Sandra Boynton.

    8. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey on the song "Don't Call Me Angel"

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    "I still can’t wrap my head around what the people were thinking."

    moonlight_ari

    "This song is an absolute clusterfuck with women of three different genres all on a different page. Individually they each sound great; but if you play all their verses on different occasions, it sounds like three different songs."

    6632569

    9. Sting and Shaggy on the album 44/876

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    "They have such unique voices individually; the thought of them creating an album together was kind of weird. It surprisingly works, though, and the album is great."

    bbbrose

    10. Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton, and Bruno Mars on the song "Blow"

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    "This song is criminally underrated. A country artist, a soft ballad pop kind of singer, and a dance pop kind of singer came together to make a rock song. How are people not talking about this song?"

    s4bb472acb

    11. Liam Payne and Dixie D’Amelio on the song "Naughty List"

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    12. Banda MS and Snoop Dogg on the song “Que Maldición”

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    13. Mariah Carey and Ol’ Dirty Bastard on the song "Fantasy (Remix)"

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    "This song set the precedent for pop and hip-hop collaborations because it intersected two very different artists who were at the top of their genres."

    jrmart91

    14. Run DMC and Aerosmith on the song "Walk This Way"

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    "Old-school. It’s now overlooked how revolutionary this really was."

    kestrelm

    15. B.o.B. and Taylor Swift on the song "Both of Us"

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    16. Beyoncé and Dixie Chicks on the song "Daddy Lessons"

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    "OH MY GOD! T R A N S C E N D A N T"

    razmatini

    17. Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, and Cardi B on the song "South of the Border"

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    "Great song but very unexpected."

    supriyaa_butcallmemrsmalfoy

    18. Ozzy Osbourne and Jessica Simpson on the song "Winter Wonderland"

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    19. David Bowie and Bing Crosby doing the medley "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy"

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    "A bit weird. Terry Wogan and Aled Jones doing the same song? Even weirder!"

    ryanw4b8930d84

    20. Pitbull and Kesha on the song "Timber"

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    "2013 was a really good year for music."

    lewishanks

    21. Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson on the song "Say Say Say"

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    "It's such a random combination. Even the song itself sounds like two different songs thrown together which they had spare."

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    22. Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney on the song "FourFiveSeconds"

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    "Feels just so out of pocket."

    rachelmay

    23. Dolly Parton, Macy Gray, and Dorothy on the song "Two Doors Down"

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    "Three completely different voices from three completely different genres (Country, R&B, and Rock) having fun. I was pleasantly surprised."

    rdplaty

    24. Tom Jones and Art of Noise on the song "Kiss"

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    25. Luciano Pavarotti and Boyzone performing "No Matter What" at The Pavarotti & Friends for Guatemala and Kosovo concert in 1999

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    26. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx on the song "Gold Digger"

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    "Kanye is a music genius. Jamie is that dude from lawyer movies."

    joyfuldays09

    27. Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias on the song "To All The Girls I've Loved Before"

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    "Seriously, look it up."

    rowannae

    28. Eminem and Dido on the song "Stan"

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    "Eminem with Dido shouldn’t work but is *chef's kiss*"

    hazmorgan006

    29. And Ozzy Osbourne and Miss Piggy on the song "Born To Be Wild"

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