Wednesday Question: Worst Collaboration Song

Name a collaboration that just shouldn't have happened.

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Regardless of the genre, collaborations are always a nice way to spice things up in the music world, often securing an additional dose of public attention.

The attention-grabbing aspect of collabs is massively overused in the pop world, but that's not what we're here to discuss. We'll be focusing on the rock realm and the joint tracks that we'd be better off without. Making it official, this week's Wednesday Question is:

What is the worst collaboration song?

Not a strictly rock-based vote, but as always, guitar-driven tracks are preferred. So sift through all the joint ventures out there and try to think of the one that just makes you cringe. And remember - focus on a single songs, not the album projects (yes, we all know what we're talking about, right?).

Same rules as always apply - only one suggestion per comment, vote up the ideas you support and vote down the ones you dislike. We'll sum up your votes by Friday and bring you another traditional UG Top 10. Let the vote begin!

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    Aryan Death Man
    Michael Jackson & Eddie Murphy
    rip3149
    I had to Google this because I couldn't believe that something this horrendous was actually professionally produced by either of these 2 men...apparently there is no justice in this world...
    mookieb
    Eddie Murphy's trying to sound like Prince but ends up looking like a queen...
    Floyd Phoenix
    I think we all know the obvious answer here, and it involves Lou Reed and Metallica... Hell, I can't pick a single song...
    pjn7000
    Ozzy and Jessica Simpson, Winter wonderland
    robo37
    Brian May and Dappy - We Will Rock You Brian May and Blue - We Will Rock You Brian May and the Spice Girls - We Will Rock You Brian May and Jessie J - We Will Rock You
    matteo cubano
    since it's asking for "guitar" driven and "rock" realm songs……
    PoloSG68
    Jesus, that sounds like something put together on Garageband.
    matteo cubano
    after hearing things about Young Money and their production I definitely wouldn't put it past them. i recently heard about how they've stolen youtube beats before and released songs featuring them.
    metaldalz
    Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger
    metallideth88
    Mick Jagger and David Bowie
    KingNothing666
    Do you mean this one? Dancing in the Street? The video makes it so much worse!!
    Blew1
    To be honest, you'll have a hard time topping this. What makes it even worse is they probably had sex with each other between takes...drugs are bad...
    ZWH
    Didn't this song win 'best collaboration' a year ago or so?
    awb120
    Anything featuring Yoko Ono.
    metallideth88
    Worst collaboration? Yo momma and Yo daddy to make you
    BigBi
    I've got a better one with Metallica:
    So, it was not that bad with Lou Reed right ?
    shaundp
    Holy crap, this is probably less listenable than Lulu. I'm disgusted and impressed.
    Sebo
    I AM THE TABLE
    GameSkate
    There are 10 songs on Lulu. Coincidence?
    RU486
    Fuck it I don't know, maybe "Pumping Blood"?
    Rimfrost
    Mistress Dread might be a better choice, atleadt Pumping Blood got a couple of decent riffs. Mistress Dread just sounds like an old man kicking a beehive for 8 minutes.
    third(-)eye
    Can the entire list just be songs from Lulu? Aren't there exactly 10 songs on that album anyway? It would be perfect!
    1916
    Metallica fans should rejoice one thing on Lulu, and that is the return of decent sounding drums. Listen to the end of Cheat On Me. Cue the down votes.
    mrsuns10
    I actually liked The View.... I thought it was a good song
    entropicxdisson
    This song is the real reason Varg killed Euronymous, he messed up a note on the solo....
    Fatewhip
    I AM THE TABLE
    AxemanRob
    Scooter and Status Quo?
    akasinan
    Weezer and Lil Wayne - Can't Stop Partying
    Why Rivers? WHY?!?
    Neolwyn
    beesea
    Fred Durst: the one guy who could make a Billy Ray Cyrus song sound even worse.
    Vandekill
    The worst collaboration is definitly Psy and Snoop Dog...
    SorgFamily
    Chris Cornell and Timbaland. And the crazy thing is, if you hand Cornell an acoustic he makes those songs sound fantastic.
    evkc3
    Some songs from that album were really nice, like 'climbing up the walls'
    GeriatricNinja
    P Diddy & Jimmy Page - Kashmir (or whatever that remix was called)
    Nero Galon
    I think it was 'Come With Me' or something, I remember it being in the credits of Godzilla (1998)
    Aryan Death Man
    Slash & Black Eyed Peas - Sweet Child O' Mine
    Eissari
    Have mercy.
    TheLiberation
    Limp Bizkit and Lil Wayne? I hope there's a version with a guitar solo duel between Durst and Wayne?
    Salvo416
    Not really a real collaboration but these are two names that should have seriously stayed away from each other.
    iommi600
    Ugh.
    markyj666
    Axl Rose featuring Tommy Stinson, Dizzy Reed, DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus, Ron Thal, Chris Pitman and Frank Ferrer.....otherwise known as Guns n Roses.
    diablo9333
    Also that isn't really fair. I mean, it's not like the old band is getting back together any time soon. First the report comes out that says Axl's considering it, and right away Slash says he's no longer interested. So are you really gonna get pissed because Axl decided to move on and not change the name of the band? It was his band the second Izzy left. I'm sorry but don't you know that originally there was no Slash, Steven, or Duff? Only Axl, Izzy, Tracii Guns, Ole Beich and Rob Gardner? It's Axl's right to use the name and once Izzy left he had the choice to do whatever he wanted with it. Of course he continued with the original GNR but once that fell apart, it's not like he had a reason to not use it. Lol, a good chunk of the world (those who are butthurt over the GNR split and Axl using the name) are a bunch of babies.
    diablo9333
    Actually, technically speaking DJ Ashba wasn't on the album. He didn't join until 2009 because Robin Finck went AWOL. I mean there is the new song that was leaked but there is no evidence to prove that DJ Ashba was playing on it.
    gibsongodsg
    Puff Daddy with Jimmy Page destroying Kashmir and calling it "Come with Me"
    twiggy3634
    Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus -Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
    Luke-LikeICare
    Obligatory Lou Reed & Metallica
    eatfresh1736
    Another obvious one: Dancing In The Street by Mick Jagger and David Bowie
    walkonhome21
    That happened and we let it happen
    MetalCoR
    Lil Wayne and a guitar
    hvymtal
    Tim McGraw and Nelly song - worse than waterboarding
    Bungholius
    It feels like you've brought up a suppressed memory from a traumatic event in my childhood.
    shaundp
    Okay, this has got to be the worst song posted. I feel like my ears are being violated.
    shaundp
    Okay, this has got to be the worst song posted. I feel like my ears are being violated.
    quinttastic
    paulyg
    Sorry Dave....but this -
    Josh100_3
    Alice Cooper and Kesha
    metallideth88
    Worst collaboration? Yo momma and Yo daddy to make you
    HonorableGoat
    I have to put forward this one ... We Did it Again - Metallica Swiss Beats Ja Rule
    BVSocialClub
    'Accidental Racist' by LL Cool J and Brad Paisley
    beesea
    I could mention tons of recent Santana collaborations - I'll go with the one he did w Will I Am:
    But close second/honorable mention goes to his cover of "Fortunate Son" with Scott Stapp. Yeesh!
    sweathog14
    Santana will hitch his lame ride to anyone to get attention. His collabs are endless....and sad.
    matteo cubano
    he's an old man with a fried brain who's obsessed with angels. his guitar is what keeps him out of an institution.
    music salvation
    T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever) by Will I Am Feat. Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger. Not even the legend, Mick Jagger could save this song. Some of the worst lyrics you will ever hear e.g. "This is the shit, fecies" or "Imma go hard like a mother****ing boner" Also the beat is ****ing awful, it sounds like a hyperactive sphincter at various points in the song.
    matteo cubano
    Well Mick may have not understood what this was about and just joined in as a way to overcompensate, too many male seniors need to understand it's nothing to be ashamed of
    Blew1
    Anything featuring Lil Wayne! Ready to Go?
    midwestisbest7
    if you want your 10 songs just type in chad kroger anywhere.
    jsk020
    Iced Honey - lou reed metallica
    jesse1994
    I actually thought that was the strongest song on that album.
    TombOfHorror
    I'm shocked that someone actually listened to the album. I've tried at least 3 times to listen all the way through... get to the 3rd song and nope.
    slipdisk
    ive listened to it once. and the last song maybe 3 times. Same with Saint Anger. once. and Reload. except for low mans lyric. I like that song
    Aryan Death Man
    Limp Bizkit & Raekwon - Combat Jazz
    cfhdomination
    Metallica and Lou Reed-The View
    Korzack
    Thankfully I've managed to avoid these somehow, apart from the Cornell thing which oddly I kind of dug. My vote's probably the Slash Ft. Fergie and Cypress Hill of "Paradise City", as it just... doesn't fit together for me, and while it's not a crash & burn affair, it's just... Unnecessary, and that's probably the worst I can say about it.
    jeretx2
    Metallica/Lou Reed will for sure be number 1 lol What about David Bowie/Mick Jagger? or Ozzy/Kelly Osbourne
    TombOfHorror
    It's not a matter of whether or not Lou Reed / Metallica will be #1, but what song will it be (if they don't make the entire album of fail #1)
    axld
    Isn't it obvious? Mick Jagger & david Bowie - dancing in the street The horror... The horror..
    deanwinchester0
    TOO MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM :/
    Sixxstarr
    I'm surprised no one put this
    1916
    Black Sabbath & Ice T on Illusion Of Power.
    Yabba Who
    We Are The World 25 For Haiti. All the singers everyone loves to hate on one track - Beiber, Miley, Celine Dion, Usher, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Adam Levine, a Jonas, and many more. They even threw in Barbara Streisand and Tony Bennett so old people might buy it.
    martincoral89
    Anything with Limp Biskit/Fred Durst
    evz182
    Dancing in the Street, by David Bowie and Mick Jagger
    nicholasp248
    Does Foo Fighters/ Deadmau5 count? Rope.
    necrosis1193
    Lulu - Metallic and Lou Reed Just the entire album. Not one specific song. The entire goddamn thing.
    Aryan Death Man
    Jay Z & Linkin Park - Collision Course
    a7xrocker201
    Metallica/Lou Reed
    goremetal22
    Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow - Picture
    rip3149
    Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say Say Say
    Chattown0114
    Crossroads: Taylor Swift and Def Leppard. That was awful.
    third(-)eye
    Hello guy who goes down the list and downvotes everyone's comments. What's up?
    pantallica87
    Tim McGraw and Nelly- over and over
    gibsongodsg
    The Beach Boys featuring Jessie and the Rippers!! LMAO