Hall and Oates
Daryl Hall and John Oates are the most successful duo in music history. With hits spanning 4 decades, everything from “She’s Gone” to “Do It for Love.” These blue-eyed soul white boys from Philly have proven to be masters at pop, rock, soul, new wave, A/C and more.
Donny & Marie
OK, so this is a guilty pleasure pick. Who didn’t watch their variety show from the 70’s? It had music, it had comedy, it had ice skating. I remember having the album from the show and singing along to “I’m a Little Bit County, I’m a Little Bit Rock n Roll.” Also, going to the movies to see their movie “Going Coconuts.”
David and Maddie (Moonlighting)
When this show first came out, Bruce Willis and Cybill Sheppard had great interplay with one another. The dialogue between them crackled with sexual tension. It was good for a few years, but when they did finally get together the show fell apart. I will still keep those early episodes though.
Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder
These 2 comedy greats worked so well together, they starred in 3 movies together: “Silver Streak,” “Stir Crazy,” and “See No Evil, Hear No Evil.” Enough said. Check them out on video.
Satin and Christian (Moulin Rouge)
Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor brought back the modern musical in Baz Luhrmans’s “Moulin Rouge” featuring the songs of LaBelle, Madonna, Elton John and Nirvana among others. When Christian sings “Your Song”, you will be swept away.
Sam and Diane (Cheers)
Shelley Long and Ted Danson had great chemisty together. Whether their characters were together or apart, it worked. She really got under his skin, and the audience ate it all up. I liked Kirstie Alley too, but Sam and Rebecca were no Sam and Diane.
Ross and Rachel (Friends)
Jennifer Anniston and David Schwimmer’s Ross and Rachel were the couple we all were rooting for. I saw the finale again recently and was moved by their story line, everything they had been through over the years, they deserved to end up together.
Allison and Joe Dubois (Medium)
Patricia Arquette and TV hubby (Jake Weber) had one of the most realistic portrayals of working parents that I have ever seen. You liked these 2 together and could relate to them.
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart’s relationship as lovers never worked out, thankfully this project did. They created some of the best pop-rock albums of the 80’s and 90’s. One of the best live bands you could ever see, and fantastic songs like “Sweet Dreams” and “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves.”
Donna and David (90210)
Another guilty pleasure. Through 10 seasons, we saw them court, breakup and makeup… and finally get married, all the while dealing with Donna’s virginity and a lot of drama along the way.
Sandy and Danny (Grease)
So they were a little old to play teenagers, but Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta’s Sandy & Danny are great example of sizzling chemistry. Their performances are living on in Grease sing-a-long’s and DVD sales some 30+ years after the films release.
Judy Maxwell and Howard Bannister (What’s Up, Doc?)
A great mad-cap eomedy from the 70’s. Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal are thrown together in San Francisco, in a case involving some lost luggage and misunderstandings. Do yourself a favor and rent it!
Blake and Krystal (Dynasty)
“Dynasty” was one of the biggest soaps of the 80’s. Who can forget the crazy plotlines and outrageous fashions? John Forsythe and Linda Evans’ Blake and Krystal were the rock of the show. Sure there was a lot of drama going on around them. But we all wished we had a love so special.
So that’s it… some of my favorite duos from music, TV and the movies. Let me know what your favorites are.
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