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Bang Bang Joins Our List of 15 Best Female Collaborations

July 29th, 2014

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Jessie J has released the first single off her upcoming studio album, the hard hitting Bang Bang, which features vocals from Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. The women have been teasing the song for weeks now and the finished product thankfully does not disappoint.

All three powerhouses come hard in Bang Bang, with Jessie and Ariana showcasing their pitch-perfect vocals, which Nicki Minaj reminds listeners she is one of the strongest rappers in the game.

Not only do we love the new song, but we love seeing the three women team up to make an incredible hit. Bang Bang got us thinking about some of our other favourite female collaborations, so naturally, we made a list.

15. Lose Control, Ciara and Missy Elliott

What happens when you put Missy Elliott’s track record of visual stunning music videos with Ciara’s vocals? You lose control.

14. Give Me All Your Luvin’, Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

Admittedly, the song from Madge and two of the biggest rappers in the world didn’t do much…until M.I.A. flipped off cameras at the Super Bowl. Not a lot of luvin’ there.

13. True Love, Pink and Lily Allen

True Love is what happens when two badass pop singers try their hand at a mushy love song.

12. Fly, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna

We’ve never found Fly to be an overly memorable track from either artist, but it’s worth it to note that Minaj released the song as her EIGHTH single from Pink Friday. Eight. Now that’s impressive.

11. Up Out My Face, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj

Here is video proof that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were once friends. Let’s think of this anytime someone mentions the awful season of American Idol they shared.

10. I’m OutCiara and Nicki Minaj

Um, ladies, it’s your song. Let’s go.

9. Rich Girl, Gwen Stefani and Eve

The first of two collabs from Gwen Stefani and Eve on our countdown scored the women a Grammy nod and caused many fans to scratch their heads. If these two artists weren’t rich, then who was?

8. Really Don’t Care, Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd

Demi Lovato’s latest single is a break up anthem with a video that features LA’s Pride Weekend. Former X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd injects her trademark fun and cheeky verse into the track, making it feel more complete.

7. Fancy, Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX

Iggy Azalea is the unofficial Queen of Summer 2014, first with her single Fancy and with the number three track on our list as well. As if we didn’t love the song already, Azalea and Charli XCX’s homage to Clueless is spot on.

6. Me Against The Music, Britney Spears and Madonna

Great song, but the video just seems tame after the 2003 MTV VMAs. Side note: zomg we’re old.

5. Lady Marmalade, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya and Lil Kim

Recorded for Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film Moulin Rogue, this cover of Lady Marmalade scored Pink, Mya, Christina Aguilera and Lil Kim a Grammy in 2002 for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. It also gave Lil Kim a 13 year record for having the longest number one hit on the Billboard 100, until a little song named Fancy came along.

4. Let Me Blow Ya Mind, Eve and Gwen Stefani

What teenager didn’t want to be Gwen Stefani and Even when Let Me Blow Ya Mind was released? As if this song wasn’t cool enough, the video ends with Dr. Dre bailing Stefani and Eve out of jail. It doesn’t get much cooler.

3. Problem, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea

The second entry for Iggy Azalea’s resume for Queen of Summer 2014, Problem catapulted Grande and Azalea from ‘artists to watch’ to the ‘biggest artists in the world’.

2. The Boy Is Mine, Brandy and Monica

The Boy Is Mine was the best selling song of 1998 and acted as the lead single for both artists and their new albums that year. Brandy and Monica teamed up again in 2012 with It All Belongs To Me, but it just didn’t capture the charts the same way as their original duet.

1. Telephone, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga and BeyoncĂ©’s collabo Telephone received a Grammy nod and three MTV VMA nominations in 2010. Coincidentally, Telephone was co=written by Rodney Jenkins, who also helped pen the number two song on our list 12 years earlier.

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