Top 15 Musical Power Couples

by Anne T. Donahue

June 1, 2011






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Everyone loves a good power couple, and because we love you, we figured it was time to bask in the warming glow of the industry’s finest—especially since every so often you see those pairings that remind us that not every industry duo is defined by a mutual level of contempt and self-loathing. So in celebration of relationships that succeed(ish), here’s our list of the industry’s finest (or who we’d like to invite over for games night or whatever).

15. Win Butler and Regine Chassagne

Pam and Jim, you’ve been upstaged.

14. Adam Horovitz and Kathleen Hanna

Let’s just remember that at one point, Ad-Rock wrote “Girls.”

13. Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel

We have to, because if we don’t, someone will get mad at us.

12. Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice

Again with the “if we don’t list them, you’ll come after us like spider monkeys.”

11. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

1990s street cred.

10. Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson

Cooler than any of us will ever be.

9. Marc Anthony and J-Lo

Not so much about the coupling as it is about making you watch their mating ritual.

8. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Because if not for them, who’d whip their hair?

7. Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino (Matt & Kim)

And they probably kick ass at Pictionary, too.

6. Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore

Rumours of divorce don’t exist to us.

5. Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen

When you say you’ve got relationship problems, you’re basically a liar.

4. Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

We still wish that April morning had gone differently.

3. Paul and Linda McCartney

Enough with the sadness. Let’s distract ourselves with their cameo on The Simpsons.

2. Jay-Z and Beyonce

We won’t make the “99 Problems” joke, but you should know that we really want to.

1. John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Taken way too soon, guys.

And who could forget (because we somehow did in our first sweep):

Johnny Cash and June Carter

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