15 Duets That Prove David Bowie Was A Genre-Bending Mad Genius

Let Bowie be a reminder of the power of collaboration.

David Bowie, who died late Sunday night, leaves behind one of the most impressive catalogues in music history.

But perhaps his defining musical legacy will be his fearlessness. Throughout his career, Bowie was famous for his desire to experiment with new sounds and collaborate with great artists, whatever their genre of choice.

That desire to find something new was always prevalent in Bowie's life. It was there when he sang with Bing Crosby, just as it was there when he played with Nine Inch Nails, just as it was there in his final years, when he and "Blackstar" producer Tony Visconti listened to Kendrick Lamar as inspiration for his final album. 

Here's to Bowie, who should serve as a reminder to never fear trying something different. After all, that's where all the good stuff is.

  • 1 David Bowie and Bing Crosby
  • 2 David Bowie and Alicia Keys
  • 3 David Bowie and Mick Jagger
  • 4 David Bowie and Freddie Mercury
  • 5 David Bowie and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour
  • 6 David Bowie and Lou Reed
    Play "Queen Bitch."
  • 7 David Bowie and Placebo
  • 8 David Bowie and Morrissey
  • 9 David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails
  • 10 David Bowie and Tina Turner
  • 11 David Bowie and Marc Bolan
  • 12 David Bowie and Billy Corgan
  • 13 David Bowie and Arcade Fire
  • 14 David Bowie and Robert Smith
  • 15 And, of course, David Bowie and Cher

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