From the early stages of Hollywood to recent years, Popular duets always mesmerized audiences and stayed with them for years. Throughout the years, we experienced many duets in movies. However, there are only a few that touched the hearts of many. This article will consist of a list of some of the best Hollywood duets ever performed in a movie.
The Best Popular Hollywood Duets in Movie History
The best duet is the one that comes with enough chemistry, tone, intent, and content to touch the heart of the listener so that it is really easy to resonate. Furthermore, a duet happens at the right moment in the movie. Although, in some cases, someone might think otherwise. Despite that, here is a list of the best Hollywood duets by Hollywood singers and actors in history:
1. Movin’ Right Along (The Muppet Movie)
This is one of the most memorable and probably the funniest of duets made in Hollywood. The Muppets basically performed a duet, where you can get everything a duet song needs to have. A bear and a frog traveling down the road in America on a road trip, driving and chilling.
The song is upbeat and consists of comical lyrics that reflect the situation of every passing scene. This song is one of the best options to sing with your friends on a road trip in sunny weather. It inspired many more movies and TV shows in the future.
2. Something Good (The Sound of Music)
The classic and the best, according to many. The duet is reserved and quiet and is full of romance. Even the lighting of the scene is fully romantic. Although the movie “The Sound of Music” contains many great songs, “Something Good” is the best of them. The song is short and simple, but you get to listen to a beautiful love story and what the couple feels about each other.
3. You’re The One That I Want (Grease)
One of the major classics, this duet between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, as well as others, is surely iconic. With this song, both the characters Danny and Sandy change their appearances and actions to show their commitment towards each other. The song is fun, and the top-grade choreography and the moves of John Travolta in the video are sure to create a smile on your face.
4. Suddenly Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors)
Here, the quiet and commonplace nerd Seymour Krelborn comforts Audrey, who is his coworker and longtime crush, after her boyfriend disappears. However, in the song, both the characters share their feelings about each other.
In this song, Seymour shows that he is the person that Audrey actually needs, and she also realizes that she deserves someone who treats her kindly and respectfully. This song is surely iconic and shows the unconventional romance of the late eighties.
5. Tonight (West Side Story)
An absolute classic, this song is a different take on the famous Shakespearian balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Tony and Maria met at a neighborhood dance and fell in love with each other at first sight. They even decided to set aside the fact that they belong to two rival street gangs.
According to Watchmojo, Their starry-eye hopefulness is absolutely infectious, and the risk of being caught adds just the right amount of tension to make audiences feel exactly how the two lovers feel in this moment.” The song is romantic and heartbreaking at the same time.
6. A Lovely Night (La La Land)
Many consider “City of Stars” to be better than this one, as it took the Academy Award. We think that “A Lovely Night” is heavily underrated and brings the best out of the chemistry between Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The video is a pure gem, as you will see many romantic and flirting transitions among the actors.
Both of them are trying to deny their feelings for each other but in vain. The choreography is of the highest order, and you would like to emulate every dance move in the video.
7. Sisters (White Christmas)
This duet shows the rivalry between two sisters that is very much relatable to any real-life sisters. This sweet but short duet happens to be a classic. With big blue dresses and big feathered fans, the scene looks iconic, and things get even funnier when Bob and Phil bring the feathered fans in a reprise version. However, the original song is still the best.
8. Summer Nights (Grease)
Another one from the musical Grease. This is one of the most loved musicals and is very much popular among Karaoke night lovers. The song is funny as well as energetic. Both Danny and Sandy share details of their summer and both of them ask questions to each other after ending their story by singing, “Tell me more! Tell me more!”
9. Fit as a Fiddle (Singin’ in the Rain)
Singin’ in the Rain is full of beautiful musicals and iconic dance performances by legends Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. The two of them duet in snappy green checked suits. With the song, they are doing a lot of things together, and it shows the outstanding talents of these two stars. The lyrics are quite catchy as well.
10. (You’re) Timeless to Me” (Hairspray)
This duet between Christopher Walken and John Travolta is surely timeless and iconic at the same time. Travolta play’s Tracy’s mother, while Walken play’s Tracy’s father and both of them make one of the best married couples in a movie musical. The chemistry is so good that you will forget Travolta actually played Danny in the musical “Grease.
If you like listening to duets, we recommend you never miss any of the ones mentioned above. Listening to duets will give you a different vibe and experience altogether. You can listen to those duets now by searching for each of them on YouTube or any other music or audio platform. Do you know of any duets that you think are worth listening to? Share some of them with us in the comments section below.
Author Bio :
With 5 years of experience in the field, Amelia Moore is an online entrepreneur by profession and a passionate blogger and content writer. She loves to write content about Pets, Travel, Entertainment, fashion, and many more. She has experience at the Pets Magazine, Essay Writing Guides.