When we woke up this morning we did not expect to read that Lorde, Daniel Bedingfield and Flight of The Conchords are recording a song together.
Literally WTF? We get it's for a really great cause but this is the most random collaboration we've heard about in a long time. We thought Bedingfield had given up on music completely. We were okay with that. What now? Do we have to prepare for more new music from him? Will Natasha stage a comeback too? So. Many. Questions.
Turns out, there are plenty of crazy collaboration out there. Prepare to pick your jaw off the floor over these WTF team ups.
1) Lady Gaga & Marilyn Manson - "Love Game (remix)"
On paper these two could not be anymore different however they have more in common than you'd think, namely that they're both the biggest provocateurs of their respective genres. They're both pretty big Iron Maiden fans too, not that you can hear much of the metal giants influence on this techno remix.
2) The Jonas Brothers & Common - "Don't Charge Me For This Crime"
This is seriously strange. Common is a well-respected rapper. Was Pitbull busy or something? We can only assume Common was hard up for cash and the Jonas Bros had $$$ to spend. A great choice on the Jonas Bros' part though (or their management).
3) Mutya Buena & Amy Winehouse - "B Boy Baby"
One is regarded by some as the best British singer of all time, the other went into the Celebrity Big Brother house. It might seem odd to find Amy's vocals on the chorus to this Motown cover but Mutya and Amy were actually friends IRL for a hot minute. They also shared a producer in Salaam Remi who produced half of Back To Black as well as the above track for Mutya's (underrated) solo record.
4) Eminem & Elton John - "Stan" (Live)
We weren't going to include live videos but this is too notable to ignore. At the height of his controversy for violent and homophobic lyrics, Eminem surprised the world by bringing out openly gay Elton John for an unforgettable performance of "Stan" at the Grammy's in 2001. They've since gone on to become close friends, with the rapper reaching out to Elton for support when he was recovering from drug addiction.
5) Rihanna & Chris Brown - "Birthday Cake (remix)"
Well no one saw this one coming. After the 'incident' that lead to their break-up, we thought we'd never see these two in the same room again, let alone the same track! Fast forward a few years and he suddenly rocks up on a remix of Ri Ri's "Birthday Cake"? Okay then...
6) Ozzy Osbourne & Miss Piggy - "Born To Be Wild"
What do Miss Piggy and Ozzy Osbourne have in common? Nothing. Literally nothing. But here they are duetting together anyway. Is this real life? We don't even know anymore.
7) Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips - "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
We might be used to seeing Miley and Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne popping up in each others Insta feeds now but when they released this Beatles' cover a year ago everyone was freaking out. We wonder if Miley has taught Wayne how to twerk yet?
8) Weezer & Lil Wayne - "Can't Stop Partying"
We can't really imagine Rivers Cuomo vibing out to Tha Carter on his way to the club but that's clearly what he's talking about on this track with Lil' Wayne. The unlikely pairing have never met but we're curious to see them party together. Sort it out, guys!
9) Lady Gaga & R Kelly - "Do You U Want"
We don't know why Gaga called up "controversial" R Kelly for this track but we're glad she did. We've LOVE this track, and we love Kelly's verse too. This is a problematic pop banger.
10) Nelly and Tim McGraw - "Over and Over"
We hate to end things on a bum note but literally no one in the world needed/wanted this collaboration. But what do we know, it still got to no. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and to the top spot in Australia. Country and hip-hop, why not?