The duo appeared on the show on Wednesday, performing a medley of Madonna’s “Don’t Tell Me” and Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop,” with a surprising dose of onstage grinding.
We actually appreciated the Western-inspired denim attire, although we would rather Miley had worn a shirt. But hey, you can’t have everything. The mash-up was surprisingly interesting and well done. The grinding, though… All the grinding! There was something strange about Madonna groping up on Cyrus, who is almost her daughter’s age. Maybe we’re just too traditional.
We liked it! Maybe we’re blinded by our eternal adoration of Madonna, but the mash-up was pretty great. Naturally we saw this duet as a challenge and found a few other collaborations that might rival the awesomeness of this one. You be the judge!
Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, “When You Believe”
Best collaboration of all time: fact. This song was written and composed for the animated film The Prince of Egypt and performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Can there be a more powerful song? Those pipes…
Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Pink and Mya, “Lady Marmalade”
This song appeared on the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack and featured the biggest names in music at the time. It’s a pretty saucy song, if we do say so ourselves. We won’t even mention the music video… Great collaboration.
Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, “Because of You”
First of all, the song is amazing. Kelly Clarkson joined forces with one of the biggest names in country history, Reba, to create a magnificent track. It’s beautiful and powerful. It makes us want to cry.
Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, “Ebony and Ivory”
It’s a collaboration between Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney… What can be better? Nothing. On the surface, the song is about the black and white keys on a piano, but the subtext is obviously about racial integration. Beautiful song.
Which collaboration is your favourite?