11 2015 Music Collaborations That Made Zero Sense
Even though pop stars like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez have all seen major success thanks to their collaborative tracks this year, that doesn’t necessarily mean they all made a lot of sense to us or fans alike.
While some of these efforts were pretty good, others were not. Either way it goes, we have to admit that some of these music pairings confused the heck out of us. Check out these 11 artist collaborations from 2015 that made everyone give a collective, “Whu-?”
1. Taylor Swift/Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” — Were you all just as ticked off with this new rendition of “Bad Blood” as we were? Okay, okay, the video was exceptionally awesome, but WTF does Kendrick Lamar have to do with the all-girl allegiance concept??
2. Britney Spears/Iggy Azalea, “Pretty Girls” — “Pretty Girls” was such a goofy collab, we almost forgot it ever happened at all. In hindsight, though, Briggy could have totally made this a win for pop music, but they ultimately didn’t sound right together. And then they proceeded to throw shade at each other on the Internet, so it’s safe to say, this is the last we’ve heard from the blonde duo.
3. Jason Derulo/Stevie Wonder/Keith Urban, “Broke” — You would think that teaming up with two legends like Keith Urban and Stevie would have garnered Jason some mass appeal. Unfortunately, his efforts were futile, making for an easily forgettable tune.
4. Selena Gomez/A$AP Rocky, “Good for You” — Yeah, A$AP Rocky adds a cool, semi-hypnotic sort of feel to the song, but that doesn’t mean his and Selena’s linking up actually made sense to any of us.
5. Rihanna/Paul McCartney/Kanye West, “FourFiveSeconds” — This one really needs no explanation because there’s no reasonable excuse for it to have happened in the first place. Maybe it would have been cool to have a legend like Paul McCartney on a Kanye project, but with Rihanna??? No thanks.
6. R. City/Adam Levine, “Locked Away” — It was nice of Adam to lend his voice to R. City’s hit song, but it doesn’t take away from the odd pairing we have here. Reggae and Adam just don’t really go together if you ask us.
7. Ty Dolla $ign/Tinashe/Charli XCX, “Drop That Kitty” — Did you forget about this one, too?! It’s evident these three can throw a crazy party together, but this collab was not only completely senseless, it was also completely disgusting.
8. Meghan Trainor/John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” — There’s something about this pairing that seems, dare we say, boring? Meghan could have sold us on this dreamy tune without John’s needless vocals. He’s great and all, but… eh.
9. Fifth Harmony/Kid Ink, “Worth It” — “Worth It” was Fifth Harmony’s highest-charting single in the U.S on the Billboard Hot 100. Whether the acclaim could be accredited to the random Kid Ink feature is yet to be determined, but we vote nay.
10. Miley Cyrus/Big Sean, “Tangerine” — Miley has never been great with her features choices — cue Bangerz! — which is why we’re still not sure what inspired her to team up with Big Sean (again…) for this trippy tune.
11. Ariana Grande/Jamie Foxx, “Focus” — This song was stupid-catchy when it first came out, but we’re still scratching our heads at the fact that Ariana has Jamie Foxx on the hook. Like… why bother?