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Readers' Poll: The 10 Greatest Duets of All Time

"Under Pressure," "Hunger Strike" and your other favorite tunes by two artists

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1. Queen and David Bowie, "Under Pressure"

In July 1981, David Bowie headed over to Montreux's Mountain Studio to record a track with Queen. He originally planned on singing on "Cool Cat," but the session didn't gel. Luckily, the four members of Queen and Bowie started jamming on a new piece that soon morphed into "Under Pressure." The whole thing came together within a matter of hours, though there's a dispute to this day over who exactly came up with the iconic bass line. The song became a worldwide hit, though the never performed it together live — even though Bowie's set immediately followed Queen's at Live Aid. 

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