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The 24 Most Adorable Musician Couples In History

If music be the food of love, this is an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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1. Jay-Z and Beyoncé

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I mean, DUH. THE ULTIMATE. The co-existence of these two perfect-style humans is capable of melting even the hardest of hearts.

2. Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth

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When these two split in 2011 after 27 years of marriage, thousands of indie kids across the globe quit believing in love for good. < /3

3. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

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These two were married from 1968 until 2003, when she died. Their duets were achingly beautiful, and so was their love story.


4. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

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It's must pretty cool to have both insane physical beauty and '90s alternative rock radio dominance in common with your spouse.

5. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole

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They might have had their share of problems, but SHE DIDN'T KILL HIM, OKAY, PEOPLE? Let's just focus on when they were beautiful blonde messes together.

6. Sonny and Cher


The reigning couple of '70s music and television had like ten jillion albums and shows together. Their love basically SHAPED A DECADE. What have you and your significant other been up to lately?

8. Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys and Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill


Oh, nice, two totally perfect people who both stand for amazing things got married to each other. These guys are guaranteed to always be the coolest couple in any room.


12. Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa of The E Street Band

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UGH, MY GOD, THESE TWO NEW JERSEY LOVEBIRDS. She joined the E Street Band in the late '80s and they've been together ever since. They come across like normal, happy suburban parents, which makes me love them even more.

13. Carly Simon and James Taylor

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These two had a very hairy marriage, both figuratively and literally, from 1972 until 1983, but live on as another couple that completely characterized 1970s love.


15. Excene Cervenka and John Doe of X


The co-founders of the Los Angeles punk band were married from 1980 to 1985, and one would imagine that there was much confusion over whose Converse were whose in that time span.

16. Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire

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For nearly a decade, these two geniuses have been both married and in a band. They've also won a Grammy and then weathered the question WHO'S ARCADE FIRE together, which would likely strengthen any bond.

18. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

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In 2005, he proposed to her at a concert in front of 7,000 people. LIKE, NO PRESSURE, YEARWOOD. She said yes and they've been happy ever since.


19. Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed


These two notoriously cranky members of New York City rock royalty have been together since 1995. I guess they must be nice to each other, at least!

21. Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo

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They formed Yo La Tengo as a husband/wife duo in 1984 and making beautiful music together ever since. GET IT, LIKE, BECAUSE THEY'RE A BAND BUT ALSO IN LOVE.

22. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

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Okay, we get it. You're not only a super-sexy, talented musician, your partner is too. Cool! Stop talking about it!

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