In the music industry, every day is El Dia de los Muertos, especially when los muertos can be reanimated to ensure big record sales. "It's f---ing weird to be doing a song with someone who is deceased," as Korn's Jonathan Davis once said. Here are 10 examples of singers who didn't let a little thing like being long dead get in the way of giving a duet performance with a still-alive partner.
Nat "King" and Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole's exhumation of her deceased father's vocal performance for their major 1991 hit 'Unforgettable' won three Grammys, including Song and Record of the Year. For better or worse, its huge success effectively jump-started the industry trend in kicked-the-bucket duets.
Hank Williams Sr. and Jr.
'There's a Tear in My Beer'
Before Nat 'n' Natalie, Hank 'n' Hank Jr. reunited on this 1989 reworking of the late, great country star's honky-tonk classic. Hank Jr. had nothing to cry about when the song earned him a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.
Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley
'In the Ghetto'
To mark the 30th anniversary of Elvis' death, the King's only child made a video where she sings with old footage of her very famous daddy. The stark video featured images of infants lying in cribs with an assortment of handguns. No commentary on Elvis' parenting style was implied. Lisa Marie also cut an earlier "duet" with her pa on 'Don't Cry Daddy,' which implied no comment on her singing ability.
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