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Playlist: It takes two

Two heads are better than one, so we're putting together a list of great duets. To kick things off, a suggestion from Deborah Leonard-- "Two of Us" by the Beatles (John and Paul shared a mic for this one, so it counts):

Our next pick comes from Joyce Brash who suggests "Crying" by Roy Orbinson and kd Lang. "You can feel the heartache & the tears." 

Track three is one of many Willie Nelson duets, this one with Canadian country legend Hank Snow: "A Fool Such As I." 

Track four was a popular request: "Islands In The Stream," written by the Bee Gees for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers: 

As a bonus, here's a Canadian version from Feist and the Constantines: 

For track five, we head to northern B.C., courtesy of Jennifer Ferries who points us to Smithers' very own Alex Cuba's duet with Nelly Furtado: "Mi Plan." 

Heather Ramsey gets track six with "In A Town This Size" by John Prine and Dolores Keane: 

Track seven comes from Thea Doyle in Vanderhoof. It's Paul Simon and Phoebe Snow with "Gone At Last."

For track eight, we head back in time to when Nat King Cole duetted with his daughter Natalie on a request from Howard Lyn: this is "Unforgettable."  

 Track nine comes from Mike Carter at the Chetwynd Echo- "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher.

For track ten, Rob Biller suggest Johnny and June Cash with "Jackson."

And the for track eleven we have Johnny Cash again, this time with Bob Dylan on "Girl of the North Country." 


Joyce Godfrey's track twelve pick features not just duetting voices, but duetting guitars, as well. It's "Poor Boy Blues" by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkin.


 Track thirteen is not unlucky. It's a birthday request from Susan Brouwer for her eleven-year-old daughter Renya. 

Susan writes, "This is a special song because my husband Rick and I danced to it in the kitchen when we started dating almost 20 years ago. Renya's grandparents were dancing to Ella and Louis back in 1957 when they were first married. They are still "dancing cheek to cheek" 56 years later! Renya is an awesome dancer herself!" 

 The song is Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, "Cheek to Cheek."