Chuck Berry and Linda Ronstadt, "Back in the U.S.A." (1986)
Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll trotted out a number of Berry's big-ticket admirers, but there's something special about Linda Ronstadt's pairing with Berry on "Back in the U.S.A." Ronstadt had long ago proven her prowess on soul and R&B oldies covers such as Betty Everett's "You're No Good" and Martha and the Vandellas' "Heat Wave," and she brought her gutsy-belting A game to "U.S.A." Not to be relegated to the background on his 60th birthday, Berry pipes up with call-and-response rejoinders between Ronstadt's lines, urging her on with enthusiastic hollers of "I'll bet you did!" and "Sing a song!" That she did.