6/14/08

Heavenly Harmonies



I was thinking about how certain voices just harmonize so perfectly together. Each individual voice may not be fantastic on its own, but accompanied by just the right singer, they create pure sonic heaven. The flip side is that two singers may have incredible voices on their own, but together they sound like crap.

I would have to say my favorite harmonizing duo is Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson of The B-52's. From bombastically boppy to ethereal, their voices fit together perfectly.

Other duos that come to mind: Lennon and McCartney, and ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog could be argued as the best of all if they hadn't been so highly overdubbed. There's probably some singing duo that blows everyone away that I've forgot (no, it's not Hall & Oates), so I welcome any suggestions.

2 comments:

  1. The Judds and Brooks and Dunn come to mind for me. I have to say that I too love a good duet. I have enjoyed watching the CMT television show "Can you duet" for that simple reason. Watching that show really brings to light some of the things you said about being the perfect duo. Sometimes one person can make the other sound good and sometimes two great singers sound horrible together. The perfect duets really do produce a heavenly melody. Sorry, I had to go country on you!

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  2. Karen and Richard Carpenter were great together.

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