Partners in crime: Couples performing together

Created by Alma Barroca on 02 Feb 2021 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 10 Feb 2021
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

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Translations:  BelarusianCroatianEnglishFinnish   4 more

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

Artist:  Gigi D'Alessio

Translations:  EnglishFrenchPolishSpanish

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

Artist:  Carly Simon

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:  APESHITSUMMERBLACK EFFECT

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Wicked (Musical)

Translations:  FinnishGermanItalianSpanish

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Sertab Erener

Translations:  PersianTurkish

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Lauv

Translations:  BulgarianFrenchRomanianTurkish

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been together since 2019.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Shawn Mendes

Translations:  AlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijani   31 more

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been together since 2019.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Shawn Mendes

Translations:  AzerbaijaniBulgarianCroatianCzech   16 more

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been together since 2019.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Shawn Mendes

Translation:  Greek

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

Song language:  Turkish

Artist:  Sagopa Kajmer

Translations:  EnglishRussian

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Avril Lavigne

Translations:  ArabicBulgarianFinnishFrench   15 more

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Bobby Brown

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Whitney Houston

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Blake Shelton

Translations:  ArabicFrenchPersianPortuguese   2 more

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Blake Shelton

Translation:  Turkish

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

Song languages:  English, French

Artist:  Alex Kapranos

Translation:  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

Artist:  Tzachi Halevi

Translation:  English

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

Artist:  Marina Maximilian Blumin

Translations:  EnglishRussianUkrainian

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

Artist:  Aladdin (OST)

Translations:  EnglishFrenchGerman

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

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Giorgia

Translation:  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 HereVaseline

Rodrigo performed this song with his last girlfriend Alejandra Romero.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Rodrigo

Translation:  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, Spanish, English, French

Popular songs:  FelicitàSempre sempreSharazan

27. Jalisse Artist

Fabio Ricci and Alessandra Drusian have been married since 1999.

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Pop

Languages:  Italian, Spanish

28. 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

Popular songs:  Happy New YearMamma MiaDancing Queen

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

Song language:  French

Artist:  Serge Gainsbourg

Translations:  ChineseCroatianCzechDutch   19 more

Michel Berger and France Gall were married.

Song language:  French

Artist:  France Gall

Translations:  EnglishGermanItalianSpanish

31. 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

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)