For his new mash-up show, Soundclash (airing tonight at 9pm on VH1), The Roots bandleader Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson pairs three artists from different genres and asks them to perform a concert together. Last week, he had rapper T.I. together with rockers Fall Out Boy and electro-pop outfit London Grammar. This week Sia, Ed Sheeran and Grouplove will perform. In honor of the show, we asked Questlove to tell us his three favorite most-unlikely duets of all time.
Michael Jackson feat. Paul McCartney - “The Girl is Mine”
“For this to be the first single of the greatest-selling album of all time was a super, super risky move on Michael Jackson's part—a middle-of-the-road kind of song at the lead-off to what was supposed to be the album that's going to save the music industry. The song still resonates.”