Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera vs. Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys vs. N’Sync, Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry, New Kids On The Block vs. New Edition: fans are often asked to pick a side when these pop stars battle it out in the press and on the charts with their hit songs. Just this month rappers, Drake and Meek Mill, have traded “beef” records back and forth, but pop star feuds have equally gotten ugly and rarely do you see two of these icons team up together. But when they do collaborate, magic happens! Remember when Britney and Christina joined Madonna on stage for a sexy 3-way version of “Like A Virgin/Hollywood” at the 2003 VMAs? At rehearsals, Britney asked Madonna if she would be interested in a duet for her new single “Me Against The Music.” Two months later, the song became an international smash.
“ME AGAINST THE MUSIC” Britney Spears and Madonna
In the late 80’s and early 90’s, New Edition and New Kids On The Block both emerged from the Northeast selling out arenas and topping the pop charts. Their public feud ignited a rivalry that continued for years. While recording their latest album, Donnie Wahlberg thought it was time to quell the drama. The perfect song, “Room Service“, written by Wahlberg, Red One, and none other but Lady Gaga brought together the two vintage boy bands. The melodic reunion single captures both groups at their best as they trade verses over a universally feel-good groove. Unfortunately Bobby Brown wasn’t part of the final edit, but NKOTB have been opening their concerts with the party anthem.
“ROOM SERVICE” NKOTB and NEW EDITION