20 Best Duet Love Songs From The 80s To Today

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Sing-alongs are great, but having someone else to sing them with is better. The best duet love songs on Spotify remind us of our partner or gives us hope for finding that perfect person in the future. 

Over many years, love songs have graced our ears and the radio. With their romantic lyrics and beautiful melodies, there never will be too many love songs. 

Here is a list of the catchiest duet love songs.

Maybe you will find new ones to add to your hopeless romantic playlist. 

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Duet Love Songs from the 80s

1. "I've Had The Time of My Life" —Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Released on July 10, 1987, this was used as the theme song for the movie Dirty Dancing. It has won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

In the United States, the song was at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for November of 1987 and reached number one on the Adult Contemporary for four weeks. 

2. "Endless Love" —Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Released on August 1, 1981, this was written for the movie based on the novel of the same name. In the U.S., the song reached the number one spot in the Billboard Hot 100 and the Adult Contemporary charts and remains in the 18th spot of the all-time U.S. Billboard Hot 100. 

3. "I Knew You Were Waiting for Me" —George Michael and Aretha Franklin

Released in January of 1987, it won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and reached number two on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. 

4. "Islands in the Stream" —Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Released on August 15, 1983, it was written by the Bee Gees and was originally written for Marvin Gaye to sing with Parton. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, topped the Country and Adult Contemporary charts and has been certified Platinum for selling over two million physical copies in the U.S. 

5. "I Just Can’t Stop Loving You" —Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett

Released on July 20, 1987, it was written by Jackson who originally wanted Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston on the track, but was turned down and included Garrett the day of the recording. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, R&B Singles and Adult Contemporary charts. 

Duet Love Songs from the 90s

6. "A Whole New World" —Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, from the movie Aladdin

Released on November 5, 1992, this version was played during the credits of the movie and is referred on the soundtrack as “Aladdin’s Theme.” This version peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1993 and went gold after selling 600,000 copies. 

7. "Where You Are" —Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

Released in 1999, it was also included on the soundtrack for the movie Here on Earth (2000). It reached number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is known for being the first single the couple officially recorded together. 

8. "I Finally Found Someone" —Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams

Released on November 5, 1996, this song was part of the The Mirror Has Two Faces soundtrack, which Streisand directed. It reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Hot Adult Contemporary charts along with being nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nomination. 

9. "Whenever You Call" —Mariah Carey and Brian McKnight

Released on September 16, 1997, this was originally sung by Carey for her album Butterfly but was rerecorded for her compilation album #1’s. 

10. "It’s Your Love" —Tim McGraw and Faith Hill 

Released on May 12, 1997, reached number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs in its fifth week and stayed there for six weeks. It won Video of the Year at the 1997 Academy of Country Music Awards. 

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Duet Love Songs from the 00s

11. "Crazy in Love" —Beyonce and Jay-Z

Released on May 18, 2003, it was number one in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and reached the top ten in other countries worldwide. VH1 declared it one of the greatest song of the 2000s and Rolling Stone ranked it at number 118 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. At the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, it won Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. 

12. "Lucky" —Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Released on January 13, 2009, it won a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 96 and in the Pop 100 at 84.  

13. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" —Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera

Released on January 9, 2001, this was Martin’s second English album. Upon its release, this version of the song peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was placed 65th in VH1’s greatest love songs of all time list. 

14. "Umbrella" —Rihanna and Jay-Z

Released on March 29, 2007, it was originally written for Britney Spears but was rejected by her label. Entertainment Weekly named the song number one on the 10 Best Singles of 2007, Rolling Stone and Time listed the song at number three on the 100 Best Songs of 2007. Rhianna won two MTV Video Music Awards and won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

15. "My Boo" —Usher and Alicia Keys 

Released on August 31, 2004, it stayed in the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks and was ranked as the 36th biggest song of the 2000-2009 decade in the U.S.

Duet Love Songs from the 10s

16. "Love Me Harder" —Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

Released September 30, 2014, it peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Grande’s fourth consecutive top-ten single and became The Weeknd’s first top ten entry in the U.S. 

17. "Shallows" —Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, from the movie A Star Is Born

Released on September 27, 2018, it is the lead single from the soundtrack for the movie A Star Is Born. It has received numerous accolades including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song. It garnered four Grammy Award nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year while winning for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media.

18. "Everything Has Changed" —Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

Released on July 16, 2013, it peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States while reaching the top ten in other countries. It went platinum after selling 2,000,000 copies. 

19. "Close" —Nick Jonas and Tove Lo

Released on March 25, 2016, it became 14th in the Billboard Hot 100, 32nd in the Adult Top 40 and 10th in the Mainstream Top 40. 

20. "Don’t You Wanna Stay" —Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean

Released on November 29th, 2010, it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won the awards of "Single of the Year" and "Vocal Event of the Year" at the 47th Academy of Country Music.

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, love and relationship topics.