I awoke this morning and for some reason a song was in my head “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma.” I sang it to myself and then I pulled it up on YouTube and had a listen. And of course I cried. I have a very strong memory of lying on the bed in my parents’ red bedroom next to my dad as he played that song. I loved it then and I love it still. This morning I listened to that song probably 13 times repeatedly.
It began to wash over me how much I love duets. Two beautiful voices singing together, at the same time relying on one another. Here’s a list of my favorites. I was going to list 10, but I could only think of nine.
9. Loretta Lynn & Johnny Cash—-Jackson
8. Seven Spanish Angels—Willie Nelson & Ray Charles
7. Whiskey Lullaby—Allison Kraus & Brad Paisley
6. Meet Me In Montana—-Marie Osmond & Dan Seals
5. Close My Eyes Forever—-Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
4. I Got You Babe—Sonny & Cher
3. You’re the Reason Our Kids are Ugly—Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
2. Picture—Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow
1. You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma—David Frizzell & Shelly West
What would you add?
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I love all those too. I have fond memories of that song too. And for much of the same reason…my Daddy. I miss him too. A few others to add to the list would be “Don’t Cry Joni – Conway Twitty & Joni Lee, “Heaven’s Just a Sin Away” -The Kendalls. Just to name a few. Precious memories have been brought back to mind with you posting that video. Thank you ❤
So glad you have precious memories.
Roly Poly—Bob Wills
Cowboy Take Me Away—Dixie Chicks
I’m so glad to see Kid Rock made your list. He is a guilty pleasure of mind. I wish he didn’t curse so much in his songs. He and Sheryl Crow have a new song out, and are going to tour together.
Do you have his poster hanging on your bedroom door?
I have so many favorites, but I can only think of three right now. Yesterday, The Beetles and He Stopped Loving Her Today, George Jones. the third is How Great Thou Are….Elvis……..AND ALL his spiritual hyms!
Yes Mama, those are all wonderful songs too.
Whoops….I meant to write ART!
Love your list! I like those songs, too. Lita Ford and Ozzy … awesome. I also like Dolly & Kenny – Islands in the Stream.
I also love, love, love – Natalie Merchant and Michael Stipe singing To Sir with Love, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L33LPxxRpA
I’m so glad you included a link. I’ll have to go have a listen.
I’d have to add
Mama’s don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys – Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings
Isn’t it funny how we automatically think “old country” when we think of these…except for a few…:)
yep, that’s a good one.
I really like your choices, but I would add “When I Get Where I’m Going” – Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton. I love that song!!
Yes, that’s a great one.