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Partners in crime: Couples performing together

Created by Alma Barroca on 02 Feb 2021 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 17 Jul 2022
Partners in crime: Couples performing together

Here you'll find songs that are actually duets or a collaboration between couples (or between people who became couples after releasing a song). There are also instances where married couples released a joint full-length album, so you'll also find them here.

1. Andy Karl & Orfeh Artist

Andy Karl and Orfeh have been married since 2001. They released 'Legally Bound – Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below' in 2017.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Pop

Language:  English

This pretty Laura Pausini song released in 2015 features her boyfriend of 10+ years Paolo Carta and their daughter, Paola Carta. Although Paolo has had a career as a soloist career, he does not sing. Instead, he just plays the guitar in the song.

Song language:  Italian

This song was released in 2002, when Anna Tatangelo was 15. Gigi and Anna were together for a few years, having a son in 2010. They split in 2020.

Song language:  Italian

This is a duet between then husband James Taylor and wife Carly Simon from her 1974 album 'Hotcakes'. It later became one of Carly's smash hits.

Song language:  English

5. The Carters Artist

Beyoncé and Jay Z have had performed together sporadically since 2002 and became married in 2008. They have had three children together and their joint album, 'Everything Is Love', was released in 2018.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular songs:  APESHITBOSSSUMMER

This song features Norbert Leo Butz and Michelle Federer, which became married in 2007.

Song language:  English

They were the most famous couple in Turkey. Their love lasted 18 years, but they eventually broke up.

Song language:  English

Translations:  Persian, Turkish

Lauv and Julia Michaels used to be lovers, they broke up later.

Song language:  English

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been together since 2019.

Song language:  English

Translations:  Albanian, Arabic

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been together since 2019.

Song language:  English

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been together since 2019.

Song language:  English

Translations:  Greek

They were married when this song came out but they later split.

Song language:  Turkish

Translations:  English, Russian

Avril Lavigne performed this song with her then boyfriend Chad Kroeger. They split sometime after releasing it.

Song language:  English

One of the two songs Whitney Houston performed with her then husband Bobby Brown, from whom she divorced in 2007.

Song language:  English

One of the two songs Whitney Houston performed with her then husband Bobby Brown, from whom she divorced in 2007.

Song language:  English

Blake Shelton performed this song with Gwen Stefani, with whom he's engaged.

Song language:  English

Blake Shelton performed this song with Gwen Stefani, with whom he's engaged.

Song language:  English

Translations:  Turkish

Alex Kapranos and Clara Luciani are currently in a relationship. In 2020 they covered this Nancy Sinatra song.

Song languages:  English, French

Translations:  German, Spanish

Israeli actor and singer Tzachi Halevi performed a multilingual cover of Laura Pausini's song 'Seen' in 2020 with his wife, journalist Lucy Aharish (who has Arabic roots). They were married in 2018.

Song languages:  English, Hebrew, Arabic

Translations:  English, Transliteration

Guy Mentesh performs this song with his common law wife (they are not married, but live together, have 2 kids, etc.) Marina Maximillian Blumin.

Song language:  Hebrew

Simona Pirone and Vincent Thoma were targets of a long lasting rumor about their relationship. Confirmation came from the hands of Simona, who said they were already together by the time they recorded the song (and they also got their parts in different moments, unbeknownst to Disney executives.

Song language:  Italian

Giorgia and Emanuel Lo are married and have a son together.

Song language:  Italian

Translations:  English

23. Piroshka Artist

Piroshka is a band with Miki Berenyi and KJ “Moose” McKillop. They are together and have 2 children.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Indie

Language:  English

Popular song:  Everlastingly Yours

24. Elastica Artist

Sharon Mews and Justin Welch are now married.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  Alternative, Pop-Rock, Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  StutterNever HereIndian Song

Rodrigo performed this song with his last girlfriend Alejandra Romero.

Song language:  Spanish

Translations:  English

Albano Carrisi and Romina Power were married from 1970 to 1999. They released various albums from 1975 to 1998 as a married couple.

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Pop

Languages:  Italian, English, Spanish, French

Popular songs:  FelicitàSempre sempreSharazan

27. ABBA Artist

All members of ABBA were married in some point. Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus got married in 1971 and divorced in 1979. This situation led to the creation of one of ABBA's greatest hits, 'The Winner Takes It All'. ABBA split in 1982. On the other hand, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad were married from 1978 to 1981.

Country:  Sweden

Genres:  Disco, Pop, Pop-Rock, Singer-songwriter

Languages:  English, Spanish, Swedish, German

Jane Birkin had a long-lasting relationship with Serge Gainsbourg, out of which Charlotte Gainsbourg was born.

Song language:  French

Translations:  Chinese, Croatian
+31 more
, Czech, Dutch, English #1, #2, #3, #4, Finnish, Gaelic (Irish Gaelic), German #1, #2, Greek, Hungarian #1, #2, Indonesian, Italian #1, #2, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian #1, #2, #3, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish #1, #2, Ukrainian #1, #2, Vietnamese

Michel Berger and France Gall were married.

Song language:  French

30. Téléphone Artist

Corine Marienneau and Louis Bertignac were lovers while members of the band Téléphone (alongside Jean-Louis Aubert and Richard Kolinka).

Country:  France

Genre:  Rock

Language:  French

31. The White Stripes Artist

Meg and Jack White were married from 1996 to 2000. During this time they released their first album as The White Stripes: 'The White Stripes' (1999). Their second album, 'De Stijl' (2000), was released months after their divorce.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Alternative, Indie, Rock

Languages:  English, Spanish

32. Jalisse Artist

Alessandra Drusian and Fabio Ricci, vocalists of the duo 'Jalisse', have been married since 1999. Together, they have two daughters.

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Pop

Languages:  Italian, Spanish

Popular songs:  Fiumi di paroleGraziellaSei desiderio

Chris Brown and his then girlfriend Rihanna recorded this song around 2012, but it was never officially released.

Song language:  English

Translations:  Serbian

34. Esther & Abi Ofarim Artist

They were married from 1958 until 1970.

Country:  Israel

Genre:  Folk

Languages:  English, German, Swedish, Hebrew

They were married from 1968 until June's death in 2003.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Country music

Language:  English

36. Captain & Tennille Artist

Married in 1975, divorced in 2014.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Pop

Languages:  English, Spanish

Despite the duo is inactive since 2000, Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt married in 2008 (they became a couple in 1981).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  Alternative, Dance, Pop, Pop-Folk

Language:  English

38. Los 3 Sudamericanos Artist

Alma María Vaesken and Johnny Torales married in 1959 and they're still married.

Country:  Paraguay

Genre:  Latino

Language:  Spanish

39. The Cramps Artist

Lux Interior and Poison Ivy were married from 1972 until the death of Lux in 2009.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Psychedelic, Psychobilly, Punk, Rock

Language:  English

40. Wild Strawberries Artist

Married couple.

Country:  Canada

Genres:  Pop, Rock

Language:  English

They were married from the 1960's until Shirley Hart's death in 2019.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Folk

Language:  English

They were married from 1977 until Ewan MacColl's death in 1989.

Genre:  Folk

Languages:  English, English (Scots)

43. Xotica Artist

Gay couple Assotto Saint and Jan Holmgren were together from 1980 until Holmgren's death in 1993.

Country:  United States

Language:  English

Popular song:  Forever Gay

44. Cora (Germany) Artist

Lesbian couple Cornelia von dem Bottlenberg and Swetlana von dem Bottlenberg (née Minkow) have been together since the 70's.

Country:  Germany

Languages:  German, English

45. Ian & Sylvia Artist

Married from 1964-1975.

Country:  Canada

Genre:  Folk

Languages:  English, French

46. Chris & Cosey Artist

A couple since their days with Throbbing Gristle in the 70's.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Industrial

Language:  English

Popular song:  October (Love Song)

Cazuza and Ney Matogrosso were in a serious relationship when they recorded this song. It remained unpublished for a long long time.

Song language:  Portuguese

Translations:  Chinese, English

48. Novos Baianos Artist

Baby do Brasil and Pepeu Gomes were married for 19 years and have 6 children together. All the albums by the Novos Baianos were released when they were still a couple.

Country:  Brazil

Genres:  Latino, Rock 'n' Roll

Language:  Portuguese

49. Ike & Tina Turner Artist

Married from 1962 to 1978.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Pop

Language:  English

Married from 1969 to 1979.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Pop-Folk

Language:  English

Popular songs:  The Wedding SongTime

They have been married since 2019.

Country:  Brazil

Language:  Portuguese

Chiara and Ana Carolina were dating when the song was released. They broke up but came back as a couple in 2018.

Song language:  Italian

Translations:  English, Portuguese

53. Lole y Manuel Artist

They were married from 1972 to 1993.

Country:  Spain

Genre:  Flamenco

Languages:  Spanish, Arabic

Popular songs:  Romero verdeDimeTodo es de color

Souleye is married to Alanis Morissette. He is the father of her children.

Song language:  English

55. Jane & Herondy Artist

They have been married for more than 30 years.

Country:  Brazil

Genre:  Pop

Language:  Portuguese

Orna and Moshe were married, but they broke up after their ESC participation.

Song language:  Hebrew

57. Sun Francisco Artist

The duo Sun Francisco is comprised of husband and wife Giedre Ivanova (vocals) and Maksim Ivanov (beats).

Country:  Lithuania

Genres:  Alternative, Pop

Language:  English

Popular song:  Dream Again

58. Hide & Rosanna Artist

Husband and wife Hide and Rosanna were active as a duo from 1968 (they got married in 1975) up to Hide's death in 1990.

59. Cídia & Dan Artist

Cídia and Dan met in the Brazilian reality show 'Fama', then became romantically envolved. Both of them had soloist careers after their break-up, but they also released joint albums.

Country:  Brazil

Genre:  Pop-Rock

Language:  Portuguese

Comments
Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Tue, 02/02/2021 - 19:44

Hey, there! It sure does. I don't want to be too strict regarding level of relationship. If they did have an affair or even a month-long relation, it's fine by me as long as they released a song during this time. I added this now, thanks for the reccomendations Regular smile

IceyIcey    Wed, 03/02/2021 - 19:22

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/aladdin-ost-il-mondo-%C3%A8-mio-whole-new...
I'm not sure this one counts, because it's all based on a rumor. It's said that Vincent Thoma and Simona Pirone got married and live now in Canada, but I couldn't find any confirmations (they are not famous, they don't even have a page on wikipedia)
EDIT: just found an interview with Simona, where she states that she was already with Vincent at the time, and they won their auditions separately, Disney didn't know they had selected a couple in real life: https://www.terradigoblin.it/simona-pirone/

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Wed, 03/02/2021 - 20:17

Thanks, but were them together when they performed this song?

Torpedo23Torpedo23    Thu, 11/02/2021 - 02:06

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Serge-Gainsbourg-Je-t%E2%80%99aime%E2%80%...
Jane Birkin had a long-lasting relationship with Serge Gainsbourg, out of which Charlotte Gainsbourg was born

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/france-gall-besoin-damour-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/france-gall-la-d%C3%A9claration-damour-ly...
France Gall usually sang these alone, though she interpreted them as part of a compilation in '79 with Michel Berger, to whom she was married between 1976 and 1992, during a special TV broadcast.
Michel Berger similarly sang several songs of his with her at some point, notably ça balance pas mal à Paris:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/france-gall-%C3%A7a-balance-pas-mal-%C3%A...

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/telephone-lyrics.html
Corine Marienneau and Louis Bertignac were lovers while members of the band Téléphone (alongside Jean-Louis Aubert and Richard Kolinka)

Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina    Sat, 08/01/2022 - 00:58

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/captain-and-tennille-lyrics.html
Married in 1975, divorced in 2014

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/everything-girl-lyrics.html
Despite the duo is inactive since 2000, Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt married in 2008 (they became a couple in 1981)

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/los-3-sudamericanos-lyrics.html
Alma María Vaesken and Johnny Torales married in 1959 and they're still married

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/cramps-lyrics.html
Lux Interior and Poison Ivy were married since 1972 until the death of Lux in 2009

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sat, 04/06/2022 - 20:04

We do, but here I thought of collecting those that are not performed by bands - I mean, where partner A joins partner B for a duet, different from what happens in a band... But those were added anyway here, though... I guess should have been more specific when adding items.