All Songs Considered Blog
6:22 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

If Elton John And Rufus Wainwright Could Sing A Duet...

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 11:05 am

It just so happens that Elton John and Rufus Wainwright were both at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. today. Rufus played a Tiny Desk Concert for us (on an upright piano that fit perfectly behind the desk) and Elton was here for an interview on Talk Of The Nation. If only they had crossed paths! So we sent a note out on Twitter (@allsongs): If we could have gotten them together in the same room, what would have been the perfect duet?

Here were some of the suggestions:

  • "One Man Guy" - Rufus Wainwright
  • "Somebody To Love" - Queen
  • "God Only Knows" - The Beach Boys
  • "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Elton John and Kiki Dee
  • "14th Street" - Rufus Wainwright
  • "The Very Thought of You" - Ray Noble
  • "Rehab" - Amy Winehouse
  • "Amoreena" - Elton John
  • "April Fools" - Rufus Wainwright
  • "Iron Man" - Black Sabbath
  • "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • "Love Gun" - KISS
  • "Angel of Death" - Slayer
  • "Burn Down the Mission" - Elton John

What do you think? What would be the perfect duet?

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