I Got You Babe!: The 12 Best Duets By Real-Life Musical Couples From The Past 20 Years

Bianca Gracie | July 25, 2013 5:30 am

Musicians have been dating each other for decades, and when they join together in the studio, the results are pretty magical. One of the first mainstream pop duets performed by a real-life couple was 1965’s “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher. This feel-good song has become the platform for the artists of today to create their own musical love stories.

Sure, there have been boatloads of artist collaborations, features, mash-ups and pair-ups in recent memory, but we decided to stick with real-life amore, and compile a list of the best duets from 12 musical lovebirds over the past 20 years. Get in the mood below!

12. “Another” – Notorious B.I.G featuring Lil Kim (1997)

The Notorious B.I.G. had a dramatic fling with protégée Lil Kim while working on their collaboration track “Another,” from the late rapper’s Life After Death. But don’t expect this to be just another love song! The two throw shots at one another, bragging about how they openly cheated and contemplate whether they should break it off. Well, in real life Lil Kim had no choice but to end the fling, after Biggie’s then-wife Faith Evans found out about the secret relationship. So messy.