Legendary music happens when the girls and the gays work together!
We all know how much magic happens whenever anyone in the queer community puts their hands on literally anything. Even more magic happens when queer artists come together and collab to make some downright pop gold.
In no particular order, here are 13 of the best duets from some of our all-time favorite LGBTQ+ artists (and allies)!
Sam Smith & Kim Petras, "Unholy"
I don't think anyone in the world was ready for Sam Smith and Kim Petras dropping "Unholy," a song about a man who cheats on his wife at the body shop.
While we're on the topic of Kim Petras, this trans goddess is climbing the charts more and more with each passing hit. Her duet with Nicki Minaj, "Alone," heavily sampled 1998's "Better off Alone" by Alice Deejay and is one of the best dance tracks of the year.
We might not have gotten a music video from their remake of Elton John's 1971 hit, "Tiny Dancer," but this iconic duet came at a time when Britney Spears was largely out of the public eye, at least for her music, and represented a fresh comeback from the singer.
Whitney Houston & George Michael, "If I Told You That"
Though both Whitney and George have since passed on, their duet from Whitney's Greatest Hits album is still a hallmark moment in pop history, especially when it came to out, LGBTQ+ representation in the late '90s music scene!
Elton John & RuPaul, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
The openly gay music icon and the drag legend got together in 1994 to rerecord the classic track (which Elton originally released in the '70s) and the music video is one of the gayest, campiest things to ever exist!
Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera, "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"
Yes, Xtina and Ricky did a song together for his 2000 album Sound Loaded, and yes, it is one of the most gloriously early-00s tracks ever!