2019’s 10 Weirdest Music Collaborations

Billie Eilish and Michael Scott from The Office... really?

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When two artists get together to make a track, it is often a pairing proposed by the label as a good fit to benefit both parties' latest projects. But sometimes these collaborations are just plain weird, whether a young artist wants to recruit an unexpected influence, or an older artist needs a younger voice.

It was strange enough seeing Sting and Shaggy releasing a full reggae album last year, but 2019 has proved a fruitful one for unlikely music collaborations. Global megastar Ed Sheeran released a full album of collaborations with features including Eminem and 50 Cent, for crying out loud!

We've had Lil Dicky recording a charity single featuring everyone from Kevin Hart to Leonardo DiCaprio. LOVER saw a shock return to Taylor Swift's country roots recording with The Dixie Chicks. We've even had to cringe at a Justin Bieber song again, when he provided a few additional lines to Billie Eilish's Bad Guy.

But it is the cross-genre and cross-generational combinations where things get really weird. This year has undisputedly had some of the weirdest music collaborations. Here's ten of 2019 most unlikely pairings in pop.


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