Jay-Z’s 6 Most Off-The-Wall Collaborations, From Linkin Park To Blue Ivy Carter
Bono and The Edge, “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amor)” (2010)
Bono and The Edge joined with Jay-Z, Rihanna and producer Swizz Beatz on this song for Haiti benefit album Hope For Haiti Now. Beatz was actually responsible for the collaboration, pulling the musicians together remotely (later they all performed the number onstage as part of a fundraising telethon in London). The response was notably mixed – the song went to No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 but got mediocre reviews — and for good reason; while it was made with positive intentions, this is one of the more bizarre collabs we’ve ever heard.